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H I S L I T T L E S P OT, WAY U P I N the Monashee Mountains of the Columbia Range, was always destined for greatness. Millions of years ago, it was already hot property – literally – the geology of this area includes Jurassic-aged volcanic rock. For those in the know, that meant treasure! Yes, it was Red Mountain’s shimmering ore, a virtual Eldorado near the international boundary ’twixt Canada and the U.S.A that lit the beacon of the Kootenays. The glittering treasure, the jewel in the hat, the bacon in the fry pan drew gold-seekers and fortune hunters from around the world. The rush was on! After gold was discovered, the early 1890s saw thousands of speculators, hucksters and seasoned miners scrambling over mountain passes, one another and their own beloved mothers to stake a claim in the as-yet-unnamed burg. >>

Foreground photo: Founder Ross Thompson, c. 1890s Background photo: Horse race on Columbia Avenue, 1898


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AV V Y, S H R E W D A N D W I LY, A N E A R LY arrival to the scene was one Ross Thompson. While his peers busied themselves with pick and axe, Thompson asked himself how best to pick the prospect for his own eventual fortune. No townsite had thus far been claimed, and Ross Thompson was just the man to do it, to deed it, to put his stamp and name on it. Sadly, “Thompson” was already taken, so Ross did the next best thing and assigned his given name to this nascent city in the wilderness. The land of Ross was born – Rossland and its mines soon-to-be heralded as boomtown money makers throughout the western world. Storefronts, many still in use today, began to pop up along Columbia Avenue where they were stocked with beer, whiskey, cigars and more whiskey, beer and cigars, along with less important items like clothing and food. Several local breweries and over 40 saloons, pubs and parlour hotels kept the population civil. Initially the almost-exclusive domain of grizzled miners, the Dewdney Trail and sternwheeler landings on the Columbia River began to facilitate the arrival of families, businesses and cultural refinement. A wagon road and rail lines continued to feed goods into town while simultaneously moving high-grade ore down the hill for smelting. Trail Landing, eventually shortened to just “Trail,” became home to a large smelting operation that has continued its operations for over a hundred years. And while the gold extraction eventually slowed, Rossland persevered and found new lines to mine in its mountains – the white gold – our dry, light powder snow. Yes, amidst all the hubbub and bottomless romance of candlelit twelve-hour shifts underground, the early miners still had the energy to partake in skiing! Olaus Jeldness, whose statue stands guard at the corner of Columbia and Washington streets, is largely credited with introducing ski jumping and winter sport to Rossland. His immortal, bronzed vantage point grants him saintly status over area skiers and mountainbound hitchhikers alike. A safe, friendly place to hang your hat or dry your boots, Rossland continues to be a terrific community to visit or to settle in, a destination for dreams and dreamers to pull up a chair and stay a while.


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rosslandmuseum.ca, info@rosslandmuseum.ca Junction of Hwys 3B and 22 250.362.7722, 888.448.7444 Discover the history of Rossland from mining to skiing and beyond! Located at the site of the historic gold mining district, there's something for everyone to explore. Interactive Displays | Property Tours Gold Panning | Gift Shop | Free Wifi | RV Parking | Picnic Grounds Home to Rossland's Visitor Centre. Open Year-Round.

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The gold mines closed in 1929, and there were three large and disasterous fires in the downtown area in 1902, 1927 and 1929. The first was on Spokane St. The others destroyed many buildings along both sides of Columbia Avenue bringing to a close a productive and exciting era. With so many buildings constructed of wood, fire was always a threat to Rossland; many fine structures have been lost forever – churches, hotels, halls, schools and the area known as Chinatown. The sudden onslaught of construction was a declaration of the pioneers’ healthy optimism. The wooden composition of the buildings reflected the spontaneity of the boom town. The vernacular “Western False Front” architecture which characterized most western boom towns was the most popular style. Several large buildings were erected composed of brick, stone and granite from a city quarry. These buildings offered a refreshing permanence and a confident stability to the newly erected town. Rossland’s Heritage Register included 29 buildings and 13 sites – many of which are included in the Heritage Walking Tour.

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WEST KOOTENAY SUBSTATION 1817 Planer Cres. In 1898, the West Kootenay Power and Light Co. first delivered electrical power to Rossland over a 32-mile-long, 20,000-volt line from Bonnington Falls on the Kootenay River – the longest and highest voltage transmission line in the world at the time. This brick substation sheltered the transformers and equipment required to step down and deliver power to the city and the mines. The substation was replaced in 1929. This building is currently a private residence.

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ROSSLAND CITY HALL/FIRE HALL 2115 Queen St. One of the prime reasons for Rossland’s incorporation in 1897 was the growing need for better fire protection. In early 1900, construction of this brick building was completed. The three large arched doors guaranteed quick departure from the hall. Horses, which pulled the hose cars, were kept in stables in the back. The upper floor was used for city offices and council chambers as well as sleeping rooms for the firemen. In 1961, the original hose tower was removed and in 1991 it was reinstalled as a result of an application to make the building a provincial Firefighters Museum. The city offices moved to a new location on Columbia Ave in 1987. Today, the main floor of the building is a restaurant. The upper level was made into three condominium units.

community as a successful grocery, dry goods and mercantile store. It was built, owned and operated by George Agnew and then his son-inlaw, Oswald Bisson. Exterior renovations have disguised the fact that the Agnew & Co. building was constructed in two stages, first in 1899 and then expanded in 1901. Demolition of a portion of the 1899 building occurred in 1939, creating the footprint and building we see today. Since 1939, it has seen many uses. Today it houses the Rossland Inn.

the main floor and apartments upstairs. From 1957 to 1983, it was owned by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Since 1983 it has been the home of the Rossland Light Opera Players which was founded in 1951 and is believed to be the oldest musical theatre company in British Columbia. In 2013, a major restoration project of the building’s facade was undertaken with authentic reproduction of original details along with new paint on trim and walls.

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GLAZAN BLOCK 1916 First Ave. This brick building was built in 1902 as a new and used furniture store. It was the first brick building to be built after the 1902 fire which destroyed all of the buildings on either side of Spokane Avenue between Columbia Ave. and 1st St. In 1909 the building was purchased by the BC Telephone Co., and used as Rossland’s telephone exchange until 1958 when an automated exchange was installed on Columbia Avenue. The City purchased the building for a dollar and it has been the home of the Semior Citizens’ Association since. In 2018 the 1960s stucco covering of the front of the building was removed and the original brick facade restored.

of Columbia and Washington, this in addition to the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the landmark Empress Hotel in Victoria. The handsome J.J. Honeyman-designed Rossland Courthouse is designated a National Historic site of Canada. The Miners Hall is a worthy visit, too, with ongoing arts and culture programming breathing life into the volunteer-built and managed building. Dating back to 1898, this national historic site is said to play host to a handful of phantoms, though visitors are more likely to encounter musical theatre performers during the summer Gold Fever Follies run. Set during the boom years of Rossland’s heyday, the Follies shows are adept at capturing a farcical, musical take on events both true and wholly fictitious. As with all things purporting to be historical, it is the audience that will have to determine what’s best to believe. 19

COLLINS HOTEL 2038 Washington St. The Collins Hotel, built in 1896, was one of 40 hotels in early Rossland. It had a barroom, three clubrooms, a large dining room and a large kitchen on the main floor. There were 14 bedrooms. In 1934, Jack Hackney bought both the Hoffman House and the Collins Hotel and ran Hackney’s Hardware in both premises with accommodation above. It continued as a hardware store under three owners into the 1990s. Today, the main floor is a commercial enterprise with apartments in the upper floors.

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HOFFMAN HOUSE 2044 Washington St. Built in 1896 by Harry McIntosh, the Hoffman House is representative of a larger hotel at the turn of the century in Rossland. The Hoffman House was considered the best hotel in the district boasting a dining room, club rooms, a bar room, 30 bedrooms and four bowling alleys in the rear. The bowling alleys were destroyed by fire in 1913. Ownership and use of the Hoffman House changed many times over the past 120 years. From 1934 to 2009 it was a hardware store under several owners.

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BODEGA HOTEL 2054 Washington St. Erected in 1896 or 1897, the Bodega was a hotel and saloon. After the gold mining days ended, the Bodega Hotel was used for a variety of business enterprises such as a jewelry store and restaurant on

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ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2100 First Ave. The first Presbyterian service in Rossland was held in 1895 by Rev. Robertson in a store on Sour Dough Alley using planks laid on kegs for pews. This building was constructed in 1898 as a Presbyterian Church under the direction of Rev. Gandier. St. Andrew’s became a United Church in 1925 when the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational faiths amalgamated. Its stately presence with tall spire and red, metal-clad roof, one block up a steep hill, makes it a Rossland landmark.

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BELLEVUE HOTEL 2003 Second Ave. Originally called the Bellevue Hotel and later the C.P.R., this hotel was built in 1897 and was named the Orwell Hotel in 1903. Situated across from the C.P.R. station, the Orwell was a popular drinking establishment for men returning from work on the afternoon railway. Since 1992, this building has been called The Flying Steamshovel, with a pub on the main floor and hotel rooms on the upper floors.

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MUNN’S BAKERY 1999 Second Ave. Alex Munn opened a bake shop in this store in 1902. In the 1920s it became Mrs. Bailey’s Confectionary Store, a popular stop for many children on their way home from school. Subsequently, the building served as a corner store operated by various owners until its closure in the 1970s. Today, this is the site of a local restaurant – Idgie’s.

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AGNEW & CO. 2253 Washington St. For 40 years, 1899-1939, the Agnew & Co., business served the

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LIQUOR STORE 2063 Washington St. This building housed a number of businesses throughout the years, including a liquor store, a shoe store, a butcher shop and the Washington Apartments. Today, it has a bookstore on the main floor and a residence on the upper floor.

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HUNTER BROTHERS STORE 1990 Columbia Ave. Constructed in 1905, the building housed the Hunter Brothers Department Store until 1959. During a time when most businesses were small and more specialized, Hunter Bros. was diversified, catering to housewives, miners and businesses alike. Since 1959, it has been a department store, a grocery store and a hardware store. In 2014, the interior was divided into separate retail spaces with their own street accesses on Columbia Ave. and Washington St.

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KAMLOOPS MINING & DRILLING CO. 1854 Columbia Ave. The Kamloops Mining & Drilling Co. was built in 1895 or 1896. The ground floor housed a variety of businesses including a cigar manufacturing shop. It was later converted into separate apartments.

shape Rossland into what it is today. The gift shop purveys a selection of interesting souvenirs and books that tell the various stories of Rossland’s history. Located at the junction of Highways 3B and 22, the museum is open year round. Visit rosslandmuseum.ca for additional information. History is visible within town, too, with heritage placards and signage found on a number of the gold-rush era buildings that survived Rossland’s three disastrous fires in 1902, 1927 and 1929. B.C.'s foremost institutional architect, Francis Rattenbury, designed the original Bank of Montreal building at the corner

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By 1898 Rossland was booming. There were four banks, seven newspapers, a stock exchange and 42 saloons doing business 24 hours a day. The International Music Hall and Opera House provided places for touring vaudeville shows, prize fights and classic opera. Hotel rooms cost as much as $10 a night and those who couldn’t afford the luxury could rent a chair at the International for $1 and stay until morning. TTRACTED BY THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD in the Red Mountain area, a man named Ross Thompson, who Rossland was later named for, arrived at the Rossland camp in 1891. Convinced of the camp’s bright future, Thompson acquired a crown grant for a pre-emption of 160 acres which soon became the City of Rossland. The call of gold echoed across the land – the rush was on! The population exploded as prospectors and entrepreneurs poured into town seeking their fortunes. And fortune there was. The biggest mine, the LeRoi, grossed over $30 million dollars, $1.2billion in 2018 dollars.

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BANK OF MONTREAL 2004 Columbia Ave. Built between 1898 and 1899, the bank was one of five major Canadian banks competing in Rossland. This magnificent brick building provided a refreshing permanence amongst a sea of wooden structures. The cornerstone bears the altitude bench mark of 3410 feet above sea level. F. M. Rattenbury, the architect, also designed the Parliament buildings in Victoria. J.S.C. Fraser was the manager of the Bank of Montreal until 1912 and played an important role in both the business and social life of early Rossland. The Bank sold the building in 2000 and it has since become the home of various commercial enterprises.

A COLOURFUL HISTORY Savour the heritage ambiance of our beautiful downtown. Walking Tour brochures available online and in print. A Enjoy turn-of-the-century architecture. Learn more at heritagerossland.com

History Comes Alive ANT TO LEARN MORE about Ross Thompson, Olaus Jeldness, and other influential characters from Rossland’s gold-mining heyday? Check out the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre! A recent facelift has the museum looking half its age and attracting visitors from near and far. A must-see for its in-house theatre, fluorescent minerals, and photographic records, the museum is home to gold-rush era antiquities and priceless archival pieces. Informed staff and volunteers are on hand to answer questions and to lead you through interactive displays that illustrate the history of mining, power generation, skiing and life in our little mountain town and its surrounding area. Curated displays include geological and exploration history in addition to that of community-minded groups that have helped

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L IT T L E MO R E than twenty five years ago, the first mountain bikers in Rossland began to repurpose old mining trails and rights of way to suit their needs. Where cast-iron fry pans had dangled from early prospectors’ saddlebags, this new brand of adventurer rode light and fast, with tin canteens exchanged for hydration packs and mining claims for trail maps. Using the old roads and paths that led to dormant mines, these pioneers carved out spur-lines and ventricles through the arteries of the Rossland front and backcountry. Today, the trail-building torch has been largely taken up by the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society (KCTS), enthusiasts and

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The IMBA Epic 35-km Seven Summits Trail is the jewel in Rossland’s mountain biking crown self-described “regular folk” who have a passion for the mountains, their town, and the trails that connect them. Responsible for the development and upkeep of over 150km of purpose-built, professionally maintained single-track, this dynamic organization and the volunteers that support it are credited with making the world-famous Seven Summits trail. This IMBA Epic trail is definite bucket-list material — a 35-kilometre point-to-point that’s well-maintained, challenging and technical.

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Whiskey: 3.6 kms Technical rock, ripping singletrack steeps. A little bit of everything

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22 Seven Summits: 30.5 kms - Renowned epic single track adventure 31 Mount Roberts: 3.5 kms - Scramble to the peak 32 Old Glory: 9.4 kms - To the highest peak in the range. Loop with the Plewman trail 33 Plewman: 4.5 kms - Hike through meadows into the forests & alpine

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Best described as satisfying the intermediate to advanced set, Rossland’s mountain-biking scene is a perfect seasonal counterpoint to winter’s downhill and crosscountry pursuits. From pump ’n’ swoop on Technogrind to the radical rock slabs of Sudden Exposure, we’ve got the spectrum of fun on a bike covered. For a day ride that’s a fair bit flatter than the Seven Summits, the Columbia and Western Rail Trail (CWRT) is a world-class ride on an abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway line. The CWRT covers 162 kilometres from Castlegar to Midway, B.C. This well-maintained trail will take you over trestles, past the Arrow Lakes and through hand-dug rock tunnels, giving you a taste of our history. The CWRT is part of the Trans Canada Trail, the world’s longest network of trails.


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Fat Biking

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Pick up copies of the Winter Trails Map and Fat Biking brochure at outdoor shops in Rossland.


Flux Climbing Flux is a community-minded bouldering gym situated on the edge of downtown Rossland. We have 1000 sq. ft. of climbing surface, hosting 40+ problems carefully designed to challenge all ages and ability levels. Come down and try out one of the fastest growing sports in the world! fluxclimbing.com Rossland Miners’ Union Hall 1765 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.231.0171

Revolution Cycles Revolution offers something for every cyclist. From high-end to “just getting started,” our impressive bike and accessory selection has what you need. Our well-known and well-stocked, professional service shop will keep your bike spinning. Check out our rentals including Fat bikes and lights! Revolution, nothing but bikes! revolutioncycles.ca 1990 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.5688

Gerick Sports Only 8 kilometres down the hill from Rossland is Gerick Sports in Trail. In the winter we are a full service ski shop; downhill, cross-country, and backcountry touring. When the snow melts, we are a full service bike shop. With over 11,000 square feet of floor space, we have the most diverse selection of sporting goods in the Kootenays.

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The region offers hundreds of kilometres of quiet mountain roads Strawberry Pass via Nancy Greene Lake. This route is favoured by triathletes and skinny dippers as the lake provides a terrific stopping point to either smash out laps, or go swimming amidst some strategically placed aquatic foliage.

Other popular options include Waneta to Rossland, Rossland to Paterson, Trail to Fruitvale via Columbia Gardens, and so on. Be forewarned, though – an old-timey Penny Farthing bicycle won’t be up to the task, leg strength alone unlikely to speed you up the alternatingly steep or moderate area climbs. Revolution Cycles in Rossland and Gerick’s in Trail offer road bike sales and service and carry a few for rental as well. Several group rides occur weekly depending on the season, with no pressure to compete at EPO augmented levels.


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O S S L A N D ’ S M O D E R N residents have benefited immensely from the efforts of early pioneers and industry. Never mind the foresight to establish designated horse hitching and dogparking zones, a prime example is the 150-km-plus trail network that originates in town and piggybacks on many of the first transportation routes. Our trails snake their way through the surrounding backcountry and through much of the town. Maintaining greened corridors and pedestrian-friendly routes encourages an active community, and assists in ticking off those final pesky steps on your Fit-Bit. While the wagon road and rail grade are self-explanatory, the Old Glory trail leads hikers and runners to the highest peak in the Rossland Range, where a small cadre of meteorologists monitored the weather and fire situation for decades. Perched atop a mountain and often working around the clock in three eight-hour shifts, these brave weathermen operated in often-harrowing conditions, their primary supply line to town being the O.G trail. Nowadays you needn’t hold a degree in meteorology to retrace this well-marked route, in fact, even a loose understanding of astrology will more than equip you for the trek. Still, it’s recommended you pack a map and other hiking essentials and not leave things to chance whatever your daily horoscope may say. Whether your goal is to summit Plewman, to run the 50-km Seven Summits trail as in the full-sized Broken Goat race, or your aim is to head out for a peaceful forest bath in preserved stands of old-growth or saunter one of the many trails surrounding town, the Rossland area hiking and trail running options won’t disappoint. Hydrate, hike, snack, rinse and repeat.

Kootenay Columbia Trails Society Building community since 1996, the KCTS manages and maintains over 160 km of singletrack from Rossland to Fruitvale. Support the trails, join today!

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Alpine golfing Since 1922 Pick up a copy of the Golf Rossland brochure at outdoor shops in Rossland.

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Each hole offers a different postcard view of the surrounding peaks coolest cabin-like heritage clubhouse in the Kootenays. Alongside some of the best views available in the southern interior, you can be Instagramming and posting thrilling status updates from tee time till dark. Whether it’s a stellar brunch or a holein-one you’re after, Redstone is a must see for the budding Mike Weir or fading Jack Nicklaus in your life (just kidding,

Jack). Ladies’ night, Men’s League and recurring tournaments and events complement the change in seasons as the long summer nights gradually make way for autumnal drives, putts and slicing. Pencil yourself in for a round or two, Redstone’s season stretches from late spring through mid-fall. If you time it right, you can ski RED in the morning and get Redstoned in the afternoon. To round out your experience, check out other area courses, too. Birchbank, Christina Lake, Champion Lakes and several others are all a short drive from Rossland.


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Pick up a copy of the Rossland Disc Golf brochure at outdoor shops in Rossland.


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at Nancy Greene keep the hydrophobic amongst us happy, while swimming and family-friendly wading are a given. Conversely, a ten-minute drive down the hill towards Trail will bring you to the Columbia River. Excellent fly-fishing and a world-class standing wave at Rock Island can satiate your

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kayaking or inland surfing needs, while a public boat launch in Sunningdale makes it easy to get your skiff in the water. Nearby Champion Lakes and the Pend Oreille River and whitewater adventures on the Slocan River are popular too. If fly-fishing is your passion, the Salmo River to the east comes highly recommended.

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Rossland Recreation offers visitors public skating with skate rentals from October to February each year. Public swim located at our historical downtown outdoor pool runs from June to August. There are also many playgrounds, parks, ball fields and bike skills parks as well as programs and camps for visiting families. Visit the Rossland All-Wheel Park on Washington Street, beside the Rossland Youth Action Network building. Facility rentals also available for meetings, weddings, family reunions, parties, etc. Visit rossland.ca/recreation for more information and current schedule.

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rossland.ca, recreation@rossland.ca City Hall, 1899 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.2327, 250.521.0137

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F YO U’ RE T I RED OF TH E B IG - C IT Y hustle and dehumanizing anonymity of urban life, or if you just want to shift gears and change your pace to Kootenay time, Rossland has an array of real estate agencies and realtors along with an active Trail and District Chamber of Commerce membership. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to invest, information on relocating your family or business, or area information such as schools and

Rossland’s population of 3700 is just the right size for offering great amenties, and staying friendly and safe hospital service, the City of Rossland and other agencies within city limits and nearby are terrific resources. Or, talk to one of many employees of the tech firms, or one of the nomadic entrepreneurs

Mary Amantea

Marie-Claude Germain / Fair Realty Rossland Marie-Claude is a local realtor since 1992 who is passionate about sharing and selling the Rossland lifestyle. If you are thinking of buying or selling, let me share my local knowledge and experience with you! mcgermainrealty.ca mcgermain@shaw.ca Downtown location next to Subway 250.512.1153

that have decided to make Rossland their home! With fiber in the ground and heads in the clouds, Rossland is an idyllic and ideal locale to turn your remote-working dreams into a reality. Speaking to locals, too, comes highly recommended! Rosslanders love to dish the goods on what makes their home so darn great. Many will happily take time out of their day to tell it like it is, some even on a powder day. Or at least on the chairlift.

Specializing in Rossland and Red Mountain real estate. Honest, nopressure sales. Fourth-generation resident who knows the area well. To sign up for the auto-notification system for new listings, contact me at mamantea@telus.net.

century21.ca/mary.amantea 250.521.0525

Mountain Town Properties Mountain Town Properties is a local boutique real estate brokerage located in the historic Bank of Montreal building in downtown Rossland. We’re licensed real estate professionals and provide our clients with an experienced team of Real Estate and Property Management licensees that are committed to providing you superior service. MountainTownProperties.ca info@mountaintownproperties.ca 2020 Washington St., Rossland 20

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HE ROSSLAND AREA IS ARRANGED in such a way that local communities aren’t rivals, they’re terrific neighbours. From sharing infrastructure to planning for the future, Rossland, Warfield, Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale are friendly, hospitable regional partners who work together to achieve area goals for all of their residents. Visitors, too, benefit from the shared resources whether they come in the form of

trails, playing fields, health services or spectator events. A Trail Smoke Eaters hockey game is a must see in season, as is their summertime weekly market. Further afield, Castlegar is a regional transportation hub, while Nelson is a delightful arts-oriented community on Kootenay Lake. Head north to Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kaslo, where a great driving loop to New Denver and the ghost town of Sandon will

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bring guests south through the legendary Slocan Valley. Christina Lake is a great destination in summer, and the budding agritourism scene in Grand Forks is growing. Both Trail and Castlegar operate airports that can accommodate interprovincial flights, while Spokane, Washington, is the closest large airport to Rossland. Shuttle services and rental cars are available at, or close to, all three airports.

Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre — something for everybody! Waterslide, 8-lane 25m pool, leisure pool, hot tub, diving boards, steam room, wheelchair accessible, fitness centre and meeting rooms. Birthday party packages available. Call ahead for hours of operation. trail.ca 1875 Columbia Ave., Trail 250.364.0888

Tourism Trail, B.C. We’ve revisited. You should, too! The Trail Museum & Archives in the Trail Riverfront Centre, the Columbia River Skywalk, and the selection of downtown shops will reacquaint you with our unique charm. We also invite you to explore our local theatres and eateries, hiking and biking trails, and our renowned parks and recreational facilities. www.tourismtrailbc.ca TRAIL VISITOR CENTRE - tourismtrailbc.ca 1505 Bay Ave., Trail (in the Trail Riverfront Centre) 250.364.0821

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Skiing & Snowboarding

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Red Mountain Academy We offer competitive alpine, freeski and kite foil programs combined with a cutting edge blended learning program for students grades 8 - 12. Check out redmountainacademy.com for more information.

redmountainacademy.com 1.778.457.5002

Seven Summits Centre for Learning We provide an exceptional, public, high school education for Grades 8-12 which is innovative, flexible, forward thinking, community focused and academically strong. We blend teacher time with supervised access to a full range of courses delivered in pioneering virtual online classrooms, and our FREE FRIDAYS offer more mountain time too! sevensummitslearning.com info@sevensummitslearning.com 2110 First Avenue, Rossland 250.362.7772 24

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ED, GRANITE, GREY AND KIRKUP mountains are all impressive in their own rights, but taken in sum and dosed with a heaping helping of pow, and a mere sprinkling of people, makes the whole experience downright, down-home spiritual. You will be glad you came here, heart on your sleeve, banjo on your knee. Whatever you’re into for downhill sliding, our local resort has got you covered. And RED just got even radder. The long-time favourite of powder-hounds and fall-line aficionados continues to climb through the big leagues with yet another addition of new terrain for its guests to recreate on. The Topping Chair expansion opening for the 2019/20 season adds to RED Mountain’s stature, putting it in the Top 10, size-wise, for North America, with total skiable acreage at 3,850. High performance rentals? You bet. Terrain park? There is one, but it plays second fiddle to natural terrain. Take a look around! There are two fully serviced day lodges (Base and Paradise), and RED has the best après ski bar in Western Canada. (It’s called Rafters and it’s where you go to eat nachos amidst steaming base layers and sunburns).


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O YOU LIKE CATS? Well, Rossland is more of a dogfriendly town, but if you’re talking about backcountry access you’ll find yourself in good company. Big Red Cats operates up to five snowcats daily through the winter. Offering intermediate, advanced, expert and “uber expert” skill-level groupings, BRC is a fixture in the area and their return clientele raves about the experience. Speaking mostly in sound effects, the average guest bounces between pow and whoosh and braaaap as seamlessly as the turns they claim to have linked on their descent down a signature BRC zone. See bigredcatskiing.com. Or, are you more of a self-starter keen on earning your turns? Do you like the suffering up prior to the euphoric down? It’s true that you can get yourself to the top of some pretty classy mountains in the Rossland Range, whether in the slackcountry off Red or through paths and channels less known. Locals are somewhat guarded when it comes to their stashes, but connecting with the right people and possessing the right mindset you can more

than scratch the surface of what the Rossland Range has to offer. Come fully equipped, check your ego, get a map and find some friends. There’s a lot of terrain out here and it’s fully worthy of your respect and time. For folks seeking a more casual experience, day-use cabins built and maintained by the Friends of the Rossland Range are peppered

around the local mountains and are linked together by self-set tracks, with bush skis and light-touring setups the recommended mode of conveyance. Care to move at a slower pace? Snowshoeing can get you where you need to be, with a maintained trail system and rental options available.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Pick up a copy of the Nordic Map at outdoor shops in Rossland.

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ROSSING THE ENTIRE COUNTRY while on skis is a feat not yet accomplished. While training for this goal, though, or for the pure joy of recreating, Rossland has ample opportunities for cross-country skiers. Classic and skate-ski aficionados will be impressed with the groomed loops and network of trails at the Black Jack Ski Club, and the warming huts and equipment rental services available there. It boasts 40 kilometres of professionally groomed trails, a biathlon range, a doggy loop and 2.5 kms of lit trails. There’s a variety of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain, and the folks you’ll meet will remind you once again that you’re in a special part of the world.

Black Jack Ski Club One of Canada’s premier cross-country facilities: 40km of classic and skate trails professionally groomed daily, including doggy and night loops, and three cozy cabins. Ski rentals and lessons. Four minutes north of Rossland.

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Health & Wellness

OLLOWING A BIG OLD night on the town, you may be in need of some scheduled downtime, or at least some ample self-care. Breathe, relax, don’t be a spazz, and ease your way into one of our spas. Whether cosmetic, preventative, or giving yourself a well-deserved treat, Rossland is well represented in the field of health and wellness. Consider dropping in for a yoga class. Engage your core in pilates or book a massage therapy session. Alternatively, sign

Celebrating 13 years in business! Award-winning fitness facility. Cardio machines, free weights, fitness classes, personal training and tanning. Clean and welcoming. Come see us at Better Life Fitness. FLETT

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up for some early morning butt blasting class at Better Life Fitness. Naturopathic services are available in town at the Natural Path Clinic, as are a full-service pharmacy and a natural health products store. If you’re looking to bounce back from a nagging injury, Infinity Physiotherapy has a terrific team, and if you need hands-on immediate medical attention, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is just down the hill in Trail.

betterlifefitness.net blf@shaw.ca 2086 Washington St., Rossland 250.362.2348

Madhu Wellness Collective A full yoga and meditation schedule with intimate class sizes. Community Wellness: Registered Clinicians and Therapeutic Practitioners Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture, Clinical Counselling and Thai Yoga Massage Download: MindBody App, Book: Madhucollective.com Unit 1, 2070 Washington St., Rossland 250.362.0021

The Natural Path Clinic Looking for a holistic approach to your healthcare? NDs are primary care providers who can diagnose acute and chronic conditions, and write both pharmaceutical prescriptions and lab requisitions. We are trained extensively in herbal medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, supplements, and vitamin injections. Areas of focus: digestion, female hormones, thyroid, stress. dramandachay.ca Suite 1, 1995 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.5035

Infinity Physio and Massage Centre Come on up and visit our experienced physiotherapists and massage therapists who are well-versed in all things related to mountain adventure mishaps. Our services include: sports injury rehab, massage therapy, acupuncture, IMS, pilates instruction, bracing, vestibular rehab, myofascial manipulation and concussion rehab. Have fun out there! infinityphysio.ca info@infinityphysio.ca 1961 Georgia St., Rossland 250.362.7333

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trail map Aside from RED’s marked runs, there’s endless natural tree stashes, bottomless bowls, squirrel shortcuts, powder pillows and the like. At its best, this natural terrain compares to what you might experience heli-skiing. You see, RED is blessed with a unique topography that allows 360-degree access off Granite Mountain and ~270-degree access off the top of Red and Grey Mountain. Being able to descend so many different facets off the top means considerably more skiable acres per lift versus resorts with only a “front side” and/or “back side.” It spreads out the skiers and riders and allows you to find your own lines, making the most of the day’s snow, sun, and fun.

# of Runs: # of Stashes: Number of Lifts: Longest Run: Beginner Intermediate Advanced Expert Avg. Snowfall: Base Elevation: Summit Elevation:

890m / 2,919ft 3,850 acres 119 Countless 8 7km / 4.3mi 17% 34% 23% 26% 750cm / 300in 1,185m / 3,887ft 2,075m / 6,807ft

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The annual Gold Fever Follies play is a rolicking musical take on true and wholly fictitious Rossland events.

The Bailey Theatre Enjoy live entertainment at the Bailey Theatre in Trail. Take in a family show, chill at an intimate jazz performance, experiment at our Fringe Fest series or revel in our Performing Arts shows, there’s something for everyone. For a full list of indoor, outdoor and touring shows visit our website. trail-arts.com info@trail-arts.com 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail 250.368.9669 30

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The new mural next to the Rossland Library is one of the many pieces of public art around town.

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IKE ANY GOOD MOUNTAIN town, Rossland is home to a thriving arts and culture scene. Rossland Council for Arts and Culture runs a full roster of programming for visual art, a performance series, and a cinema series out of the Miners Hall. The Rossland Light Opera Players produces original and classic musical-theatre work with volunteer effort, and the Trail and District Arts Council operates the Charles Bailey Theatre with its own performance

Rossland has a vibrant arts community of 150+ visual, performing and literary artists. series and independent programming. Local galleries and boutique shops feature work from landscape painters, abstract artists, ceramicists, fiber artists and woodworkers, with the weird and unusual filling gaps in between.

Royal Theatre

Jenny Baillie Studio/Gallery Dynamic images in acrylic and watercolour that embrace outdoor themes, historic women and the occasional superhero! CALL FOR APPOINTMENT.

jennybaillie.com 1633 LeRoi Ave., Rossland 250.362.5519

From well-known poet laureates, aspiring Tony award winners, internationally represented artists and karaoke superstars, there are many forums in which to see or experience those talents firsthand. The Rossland Acoustic Music Camp and independent art shows provide annual highlights, while galleries, coffee shops and coffee houses are pressed to keep up with the demand from artists and musicians alike. Overall, not a bad problem to have!

Home to first-run movies, Met Opera, Ballets, Musicals, Sunday TIFF Art House Series and so much more! Real buttered popcorn, 3D Digital with crystal clear imagery and 7.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Clean, family friendly entertainment. royaltheatretrail.com royaltheatre@shaw.ca 1597 Bay Ave., Trail 24 Hour showline 250.364.2114 Office 250.231.5672

Gold Fever Follies The Gold Fever Follies offers a great family-friendly musical comedy every summer, highlighting the infamous cancan and exciting characters from Rossland’s rich gold rush days of the 1890s. Runs July 1 to August 22, 3:00pm and 7:30pm shows. Tuesday through Saturday No matinee on July 1 goldfeverfollies.com Rossland Miners Hall, 1765 Columbia Ave., Rossland

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Events Calendar

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Black Jack Loppet skiblackjack.ca MAR 6-8

Canadian Open Freeride Championships – FWQ 2* redresort.com MAR 9

Natalie MacMaster: Up Close and Personal trail-arts.com MAR 14

Rockstar Terrain Park Event redresort.com MAR 20-21

Beer Goggles Craft Beer Festival redresort.com MAR 21-22

Tristan Martin CamCamp redresort.com MAR 22

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Clam Slam

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Ski & Breaky with Santa

Rossland Winter Carnival

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blizzardmusicfest.com

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Blizzard Music Festival

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DEC 31

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New Years Eve Family Fun Night & Party in Rafters redresort.com JAN 3-5

PEAK Pride

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Teck Open FIS Ski Race redresort.com

Miner’s Hall Farmers’ Market FEB 1

Tour de Soup skiblackjack.ca

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Kootenay Zone Race – U12 & U14 redresort.com JAN 18

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Will’s Jams: Roots and Grooves

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Heartship

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Rattlecat Banked Slalom

Slush Cup

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Snowed In Comedy Tour FEB 6

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Canadian Open Freeride Championships – Junior Nationals

#REDNEK Fest: Gord Bamford & Guests

Sarah Hagen and Brendan McLeod: Exultation

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Élage Diouf

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Andrea Superstein

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Snowed In Comedy Tour – Red Mountain theJosie.com FEB 7

Chase Padgett’s Nashville Hurricane trail-arts.com FEB 8

The Passage – Performed by Itinerant Tinker rosslandartscouncil.com FEB 14

Klezmeridian Ensemble rosslandartscouncil.com FEB 15-17

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Men’s Club Championship

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Canada Day at the Museum rosslandmuseum.ca

Home Hardware Contractors Scramble

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Golden City Grind 5k, 10k & Kids’ races

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Switchback! Youth Mountain Bike Camp FLETT/RED MTN RESORT

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Clam Slam at RED

Bastille Day Celebration Broken Goat Trail Running Race pacetrailseries.com

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Closing Day at RED

Rossland Mountain Market, every Thursday from 3-6pm

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The Ruby Tournament redstoneresort.com END OF AUG - TBA

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Easter Egg Hunt

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FALL TBA

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XL Welding Opening Scramble Alex Zerbe: The Zaniac Red Teeth Wine Festival

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Earth Day Farmers’ Market

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Making the Grade Adult Alpine Running Camp

Kelly Haines Ventriloquist: A Birdy Told Me So

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Kootenay Chrysler 3 Man Scramble JUN 21

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Father’s Day Burger & Golf JUN 21

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Father’s Day BBQ

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Mother’s Day Brunch theJosie.com

Huck’en Berries

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Fly Wide Open

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Kootenay Adventure Rally redresort.com OCT 31ST

Redstone Closing Day Costume Party redstoneresort.com NOV TBA

Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival rosslandfilms.com DEC 5

Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas tourismrossland.com

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Mother’s Day Brunch

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redstoneresort.com

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Cinco de Mayo

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Rossland Acoustic Music Camp

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Redstone Resort Opening Day An Evening with David Suzuki

Hill On Wheels

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Rossland Museum Fundraiser Tournament

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Century 21 Forget Me Not Mixed Open redstoneresort.com

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Golden City Days & Fall Fair facebook.com

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Revolution Cycles

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Boutique Shopping Bear Country Kitchen A kitchen store for people who like to cook! You will find unique gifts mixed in with quality cookware and kitchen essentials. Bridal and Gift Registry available. Open 7 days.

bearcountrykitchen.ca 2070 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.3355

Butch Boutry Ski Shop

Bear Country Kitchen Quality Kitchenware Since 1993 250.362.3355 Downtown Rossland www.bearcountrykitchen.ca

Since 1975. Skiing. Touring. Snowshoeing. Biggest ski wall in the Kootenays! ARMADA. ATOMIC. BLIZZARD. DPS. DYNASTAR. G3. LINE. ROSSIGNOL. SALOMON. VOLKL. BRANDED ARCTERYX DEALER. Great selection of ski clothing and accessories. Full service shop. Bootfitters on site. enzaandbutch@gmail.com 2080 Washington St., Rossland 250.362.9516

Mountain Nugget Chocolate – Ice Cream – Pastry. Hand-rolled truffles, single-batch chocolate bars, and an assortment of chocolate confections, pies and French pastries. Our skilled ice cream makers create every flavour with obsessive attention to detail. All of our products are created on-site, and in small batches, to ensure maximum freshness and quality. mountainnugget.com 1938 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.3338

Powderhound Satisfy your thirst for adventure! Whether you love hiking and camping, climbing, backcountry skiing, alpine skiing or you’re an all-round outdoor enthusiast, our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help you get the gear you need quickly and with the right fit. powderhoundsports.com 2040 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.5311 36

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Ferraro Foods

Gold Rush Bookstore

Quality and selection! Huge selection of groceries, many deli items made in-store daily, over 1,500 international foods, meats cut in-store by our butchers, great selection of seafood and cheeses, fresh, local and organic produce, fresh baked goods and more!

Enjoy a Davids Tea or French-pressed coffee, while browsing our selection of new and used books. Complete inventory is online including (shareable) audio books! A gold mine of gifts, magazines, Ravensburger puzzles, journals and greeting cards.

ferrarofoods.ca 2029 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.5206

goldrushbookstore.ca 2063 Washington St., Rossland 250.362.5454

Laundry Dog Laundromat

Legacy Gift Room & The Brew Shop

Clean Fresh Clothes Fast! Bright and clean, BC’s most beautiful laundromat has new front loading washers and energy efficient dryers. Change machine and laundry supplies on site. Free WiFi. Find us on Facebook and Google.

Legacy features the work of local artisans and a careful selection of imported items for your enjoyment. Open seven days a week..

laundrydoglaundromat@telus.net 1960 B Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.0060

rchobanuk@hotmail.com 2185 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7101

Out of the Cellar With clothing that meets the demands and trends of the mountain lifestyle and giftware that reflects the region, you’ll be sure to find something at Out of the Cellar for you and your loved ones.

rosslandcellar.com 2067 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7600

Rossland Mountain Market Our year-round farmers’ market offers access to fresh, local foods and quality handcrafted artworks. We are the hotspot for shopping and culture and feature live music at every event! Join us and support local! Downtown on Queen St. in the summer, and at the Miners Hall in the winter. rosslandmountainmarket.com rosslandmountainmarket@gmail.com

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Dining & Nightlife Alpine Grind Coffee House & Eatery Open 7 days a week! We serve fabulous locally roasted Oso Negro coffee and espresso drinks, as well as our own baking and breads, gluten-free baked goods, homemade soups, gourmet paninis on our house-made foccacia, organic greens, fruit smoothies, blended drinks, thin-crust Pizza Fridays and more. alpinegrindcoffee.com 2104 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.2280

The Flying Steamshovel The Flying Steamshovel Gastropub and Concert Venue offers 14 craft draught taps, handcrafted cocktails, and vegan and organic wine selections. Our kitchen takes pride in our house-made stocks, gravies, free range chicken and hand-made burgers. Showcasing Canadian and international talent onstage every week, any night is a great night to check out The Shovel. theflyingsteamshovel.com 2003 2nd Ave., Rossland 250.362.7323

Hoopers Bakery A Canadian bakery with a French experience. Sourdoughs, baguettes, croissants, tarts, macarons, truffles, fresh sandwiches and more. Rustic foods made impeccably. hoopers.bakery@gmail.com @hoopers.bakery 2042 Columbia Ave. Rossland 778.457.4008

Rossland Beer Company Sit back and enjoy every sip! Our locally crafted brew is hard to resist; once you have your first taste, the beer and the company always bring you back for more. Come visit our back-alley brewery for a refreshing glass, or growler fill. Welcome home to Rossland Beer Company.

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FRENCH-INFLUENCED FLAVOURS TO FUEL YOUR MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE BREAKFAST • LUNCH • APRÈS • DINNER | SLOPESIDE AT RED MOUNTAIN RESORT

RESERVATIONS: 250.362.5155 4 306 RED MOUNTAIN RD, ROSSL AND, BC | THE JOSIE.COM

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Dining & Nightlife Benedict’s Steakhouse and Tunnel Pub

Clansey’s

Located moments from downtown Trail, Benedict’s Steakhouse offers daily food and drink specials to complement our already great menu. Whether you’re looking for a casual, fine dining, or familyfriendly experience we’ve got you covered!

Clansey’s offers delicous food, impeccable service, and a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Featuring internationally and seasonally inspired full and small sized plates. We love food, lots of different food, just like you.

benedictssteakhouse.ca 3 Schofield Hwy., Trail 250.368.3360

clanseys.ca 2024 Columbia Ave., Rossland 1.778.457.3333

Fresh Clubhouse

Gabriella’s Restaurants Ltd.

Café in the morning, après in the evening! “Fresh” is the Big Red Cats Clubhouse, but everyone is welcome. 6:45-10am, 3-9pm, dinner reservations recommended. Located in the Red Robs building at Red. freshrossland.com fresh@bigredcatskiing.com 4430 Red Mountain Rd., Rossland 778.457.1736

Clubhouse

info@gabriellaspasta.com 1919 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.SKIS (7547)

Serving up classic pub food and fine dining fare from May to October. Enjoy dining in our historic cabin or on the expansive deck. Hosting special events, weddings, retirement parties and social clubs is Redstone's specialty.

Specialty coffee roaster with a public coffee bar. Dedicated to quality and focused on a contemporary coffee experience. Open 7 days.

sevensummitscoffee.com 1807 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.231.2760

The Velvet Restaurant & Lounge Cozy up at The Velvet’s outdoor fire pit, or pull up a chair at the bar. The Velvet at The Josie serves up regionally inspired, Frenchinfluenced flavours to fuel your mountain adventure.

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It’s the food!

Seven Summits Coffee Company

Redstone

redstoneresort.com 953 Redstone Dr., Rossland

In the Prestige Hotel, downtown Rossland: Breakfast Caffe, 7am Restaurant, 4pm Adult-Only Lounge, 4pm Book in advance to enjoy the famous TRIP AROUND ITALY – a six-course dinner vacation.


MUSICVENUE VENUE MUSIC CRAFTBEER BEER CRAFT COCKTAILS COCKTAILS APRÈSSKI SKI APRÈS BRUNCH BRUNCH LUNCH LUNCH DINNER DINNER NEGLIN NEGLIN POOL POOL

theflyingsteamshovel.com theflyingsteamshovel.com 2003 2 Ave, Rossland, BC 2003 2 Ave, Rossland, BC 250.362.7323

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The Sadies Starfish Entertainment The Sadies Dine Alone Records Starfish Entertainment Paquin Entertainment

Dine Alone Records Paquin Entertainment

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The Josie


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HOUGHT WE’D RUN OUT of mining references? Nope! Where shift-working miners used to hot-sheet in bunk beds stacked three high, modern amenities and accommodations are light years beyond our old-time predecessors’ wildest dreams. No more slugging back whisky as a soporific in the hopes it might drown out one-eyed Jack’s incessant snoring. These days we have climate-controlled comfort at the foot of the mountain and in town. Spittoons and cigar-filled parlours were long ago exchanged for ritz-and-glitz lobbies, bucket showers replaced with champagne buckets, and hot tubs, bath tubs, AND showers are available in many of the overnight suites. Family-friendly units are the

From luxury boutique accommodations to budgetfriendly hostels, we've got you covered in warm blankies norm, with games and theater rooms featured at many locations. Luxury boutique ski-in and skiout accommodations are available at the newly minted The Josie Hotel, while options leaving more beer money in your jeans can be found at the Nowhere Special Hostel at RED Mountain, a two-minute walk to the chairlift, or the Mountain Shadow Hostel in town. The former and much loved Uplander Hotel lives on as The Prestige, and The Flying Steamshovel offers several rooms close to

downtown. Licensed guesthouses and B&Bs augment the availability of charming, character-filled spaces, while many other vacation condominiums and motels are available for visiting out-of-towners. Peruse our substantial list of recommended accommodators and you will be pleasantly surprised with the range available. If you can’t be parted from Fido or Cujo, a good many local accommodators have pet-friendly options, and there are local businesses offering dog-walking or dog daycare service. If you’re towing an RV, tenting, or a Van-Lifer at heart, the Lion’s Campground is a great option, and you can always park overnight in the parking lots at RED Mountain Resort.

Angela’s B&B and Angela’s Guest House Hot tub. Warm welcome. Cool place. Rossland’s favourite! You fit well: Solo/big groups. Short/long stays. Work/fun. Four private suites with 1-3 bedrooms, kitchens, BBQ, Wi-Fi. Quiet central location. Great reviews: Tripadvisor.ca Welcome! Bienvenue! Wilkommen! visitred.com B&B 1520 Spokane St, Rossland GH 1882 Victoria Ave, Rossland 250.362.7790

Mountain Town Properties Mountain Town Properties manages condo and chalet vacation rentals in the heart of Red Mountain Resort and Rossland BC for any length of stay. We’re licensed Real Estate and Rental Property Managers providing service to travelers, guests, rental property homeowners, buyers and sellers. Check out our website to view our portfolio and book online! MountainTownProperties.ca stay@mountaintownproperties.ca 2020 Washington St., Rossland

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Accommodations The Josie Hotel

The Flying Steamshovel Only five minutes to RED Mountain Resort, The Flying Steamshovel offers an authentic experience for the mountain traveler. Stay in one of our seven freshly renovated rooms, conveniently located above the best gastropub and taphouse in town.

The Josie offers 106 boutique rooms and suites, SpaTerre, cedar barrel saunas, ski valet and on-site dining at The Velvet Restaurant & Lounge.

theflyingsteamshovel.com 2003 2nd Ave., Rossland 250.362.7323

thejosiehotel.com 4306 Red Mountain Rd., Rossland 250.362.5155

KC Loft

Lakevold Lodge

The KC Loft is a modern boutique retreat for two in the heart of Rossland. The 500 sq ft open concept design features private entry, full kitchen, laundry, and garage parking.

Lakevold Lodge borders the fabulous Redstone Golf Course and is minutes from RED Mountain Ski Resort. Free cable and internet, full kitchen including dishwasher, pub-style dining table, private patio with BBQ, off-street parking, pet friendly.

kcloftrossland.com kcloftrossland@gmail.com 2615A Railway St., Rossland 250.362.7362

lakevoldlodge.com, llakevold@gmail.com 946 Redstone Dr., Rossland 250.231.2876

Mountain Shadow Hostel

Nowhere Special Hostel

Dorm and private rooms for up to 40 guests, located in downtown Rossland. Amenities include kitchens, dining areas, cable TV/DVD, laundry, pool table, games room, deck and BBQ. “IT’S THE PLACE TO BE!”

The quintessential modern hostel, suitable for travelers of all ages who value community, connection, and careful curation above all. Located a mere two-minute walk from the chairlift, this hostel provides a number floorplans including privates.

mshostel.com 2125 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7160

nowherespecialhostel.com info@nowherespecialhostel.com 1.877.969.7669, 250.362.7000

Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland Full-service downtown resort with standard and specialty suites. Relax in our hot tub or sauna, play in the arcade, or dine in the newly renovated restaurant, lounge or on the patio. Five minutes from RED Resort. prestigehotelsandresorts.com 1919 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7375 46

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A 2 - M IN U T E WAL K TO TH E B IG GE S T P L AY G R O U N D AR OU N D. We’ll cheers to that. RED Mountain Resort’s newest endeavor, Nowhere Special, is a brand new modern hostel a mere 2-minute walk to the chairlift. Purpose-built for today’s modern fuss-free traveler, this design-driven gem puts RED on the radar of young and young-at-heart adventurers who value community, connection, and careful curation above all. Beds start @ just $40 CAD/night, and privates also available!

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Accommodations Ram’s Head Inn

Nestled at the base of Red Mountain, we offer a unique lodging experience full of local art and charm. We are pet-friendly and serve a fresh, daily breakfast. Come bike, ski, and explore with us.

Red Barn Lodge Two-room B&B and pet-friendly three-room guesthouse. Short walk to downtown. Free WiFi. Direct access to trails and summertime outdoor pool.

ramsheadinn.ca 4465 Red Mountain Rd., Rossland 250.362.9577

redbarnlodge.com 1107 Black Bear Dr., Rossland 250.362.2270

RED Mountain Resort Lodging

Red Mountain Village

With modern Slalom Creek condos (plus private hot tubs!) a snowball’s throw from the lift, staying at RED makes you wanna move here. Whether your priority is First Chair or Last Call, we’ve got a bed with your name on it.

SKI IN to your private cabin, luxury condo or large vacation home at Red Mountain Village. Spectacular views, walking and cross-country ski trails close by. Private hot tubs and fully equipped kitchens. Contact us for room recommendations.

redreservations.com 4310 Red Mountain Rd., Rossland 1.877.969.SNOW | 1.250.362.5553

redmountainvillage.com 1007 Mountain View. Rd., Rossland 877.362.7668, 250.362.9000

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Rossland Inn

Rossland Lions Community Campground

Rossland Inn is centrally located at 2253 Washington Street. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully-equipped apartments for nightly/ weekly rental in an historic building.

Campground amenities include clean washrooms, hot showers, gazebo with power, light and sink, full service sites, tenting sites, mountain bike trail, online booking, WiFi, sani-dump. All this and walking distance to downtown Rossland.

kimberley@rosslandinn.ca 2253 Washington St., Rossland 250.231.4468

rosslandlionscampground.com 932 Blackbear Dr., Rossland 250.551.4751

Rossland Motel

SureStay Hotel by Best Western

An 11-room motel located on the edge of town. Amenities include an outdoor hot tub, free WiFi, new beds, full kitchen suites, boot dryers, ski lockers, wax room, coin laundry and BBQ’s.

Relax in true alpine style while cozied up in one of our newly renovated rooms. Free hot breakfast, free highspeed WiFi, new kitchen suites, awesome hot tub, free ski and board shuttle.

stayandplayrossland.com 901 Paterson Hwy, Rossland 250.412.3570, 1.877.362.7218

rosslandredmountaininn.com 1199 Hwy 3B, Rossland 250.362.7364, 800.663.0203

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Mountain Resort Rossland

Discover the best of Rossland with Prestige

Photo courtesy of Dave Heath / Tourism Rossland

Our newly-renovated resort is nestled in the heart of downtown, providing convenient access to shops, restaurants, outdoor pursuits, and is only a five- minute drive to spectacular skiing at RED Mountain. Gabriella’s Restaurant and Uptown Lounge are celebrated for offering the best food in town, and our cozy fireplace and hot tub will keep you warm and comfy after a day on the slopes. Photo courtesy of Dave Heath / Tourism Rossland

prestigehotelsandresorts.com • 1-250-362-7375 Kelowna • Vernon • Salmon Arm • Golden • Radium • Cranbrook Rossland • Nelson • Sooke • Smithers • Prince George • Prince Rupert


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N CLOSING, ROSSLAND HAS shifted from being a molten mountain of gold and granite into a bustling boomtown founded on the backs of hard-working, hard-playing folks whose commitment to life in the outdoors, arts and culture are only surpassed by their commitments to one another. Rossland is an honest-to-goodness real community where people look out for one another, where we look after our dogs, cats, and children, where the bears have rights and

our respect, where traffic jams are replaced by huckleberry jams, and our senior citizens are as cherished as our junior residents. Rossland is not only a terrific place to visit, it is a great place to call home for however long or short your stay. We want you to feel welcomed – to be our guest, yes, but to also feel a part of the community for the duration of your time here. We won’t try to pry you away from the corporate ladder or the constant rush to keep up with the Joneses, but if you’ve

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been jonesing for a genuine, quality experience, we can’t promise you won’t come around to a Rossland way of thinking all on your own. Many of us have fallen in love here, whether that be with the surroundings, the so-called vibe, or a like-minded person we’ve been lucky enough to find. For our part, we hope you fall in love with our little mountain kingdom too, and that the memories you make here will serve you a lifetime.

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2020 Rossland Escape Guide  

2020 Rossland Visitor Guide including maps, list of restaurants, events calendar, accommodations, and more.

2020 Rossland Escape Guide  

2020 Rossland Visitor Guide including maps, list of restaurants, events calendar, accommodations, and more.

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