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ROSSLAND ESCAPE GUIDE ADVENTURE AWAITS

DISCOVER — YOURS ROSSLAND British Columbia, Canada


IT’S ROSSLAND, NOT ROSSVILLE

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HEY MIGHT NOT have known, but they suspected something… They found themselves tripping over old chestnuts like, “there’s something in the air here.” This gold mining settlement needed a name, gawd-dangit, but what name could possibly embrace this feeling they all had as they peered up at noble peaks or dipped dented tin mugs into the cold, clear creeks?

Tendencies for toponyms in the 1800s were to honour prominent local figures: entrepreneurs, early officials, rich dudes, scary dudes etc. Sometimes the name stood alone as the town name, as is the case with Vancouver, B.C. or, perhaps more oddly, Boring, MD. Often, they’d take the surname of said prominent figure and add “-ville” or “-borough” to his name. (Yeah, always men…) Ross Thompson staked his claim here in around 1890 and eventually tried to call the town “Thompson” but was told, not surprisingly, that this one was already taken. Bummer. So, first name then… But why Rossland not Rossville? This was no country. It sounded so cocky, so grandiose.

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

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OSSLAND, like Vineland in Norse mythology (or Portlandia in pop-cultural mythology) gets a “land” because, well, it deserves a “land.” To earn your “land” requires shared values, a desire to stand out in a sea of sameness. Back then they were miners and bankers, shysters and snake oil merchants, hardliving bon vivants and pious pioneers set on carving out a life—not just a living—from these ruthlessly beautiful Canadian mountains. The ground was full of gold and the sky full of possibility. “Why the heck not?” they might have said ‘round their cook fires. “As good a place as any…” It turned out to be better than “as good a place as any.” Much better. This was a small spot on an ever-expanding globe where an honest day’s work meant an honest day’s pay; a place where like-minded souls could look up from their work now and again to see something worth seeing: aspens glowing gold in October; a fish jumping two feet out of the water just for fun. Whether they came from Oslo or Spokane, Quebec or Kilmarnock, settlers to this special slice of earth felt an invisible pull telling them to put down roots, to start writing their own adventure: right here, right now. “Rossville” would be a fine name for a town, a worthy honorarium from Ross Thompson to…himself. But this place needed a name that whispered to like-minded souls, “We’ve got a good thing going on in these mountains.” RossLAND would be that name. And it would serve as a clarion call to true adventurers, men and women who could get down and dirty when necessary and still clean up good for church or what-have-you:

THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE LIKE THIS ON EARTH

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“Only hardy souls need apply. Bring sense of humour. Pack your whole personality.”

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Rossland c.1960s

Rossland today is still earning its “land” with an unprecedented array of adventure options for modern pioneers who might think that pick axes are cabin decor and mules a kind of women’s shoe. So why not stay and find out what these pioneers figured out 125 years ago: There is no other place like this on earth.

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OUNTAIN BIKERS are a funny lot — and there are a lot of them in Rossland for a reason. In fact, little ol’ Rossland is the “Mountain Biking Capital of Canada.” It’s not unusual for some locals to own $5,000 bikes while driving $500 cars, so please, don’t question their priorities. They know what they’re doing.

Our trail system is a real point of pride around here and it connects 200 kilometres of mountain bike action seamlessly. Trail maintenance is performed regularly by a full-time professional trails crew. From the kidfriendly Centennial to pump ’n’ swoop on Technogrind to the radical rock slabs of Sudden Exposure, we’ve got the entire spectrum of fun on a bike covered, from green to double-black. Killer cross-country, free-ride and downhill are on offer.

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A mountain bike is also a great way to take in more views in less time than hiking. Trails like Cemetery allow you to see a deciduous forest up close and personal while a bit of climbing on Kootenay Columbia — or a bit more climbing on Redtop — will open up vistas that might blow that full-face helmet right off. These two-wheeled steeds are called mountain bikes for a reason and there’s no better place to get yours muddy than right here in Rossland, whether it’s on an old rail spur or dodging conifers with nary another human in sight. You can even rent a fat bike for those deep winter days and go anywhere.

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Make new friends on a group ride and take advantage of daily shuttles. The fittest riders should take note that Rossland is home to an International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) “Epic”: the Seven Summits Trail. This is definite bucket-list material and it’s a 35 kilometre, point-to-point trail that’s well-maintained, challenging, technical, and blessed with views that automobile drivers will simply never get to see.

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www.kootenaymountainbiking.com www.mountainshuttle.ca 250.362.0080

Trail Descriptions 9 Railgrade: 7.1 kms - 4% all the way 16 Drakes: 3.6 kms - Cross-country cruising 17 Dewdney: 5.4 kms - Fun, fast riding historic route on the

34 Tamarack: 2.0 kms - Major climb or flowing descent 37 Doukhobor Draw: 4.5 kms - Ripping x-country descent or energetic climb

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Bluffs: 2.4 kms A Scenic trail through rugged terrain

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

15 Crown Point: 3.6 kms - Classic freeriding through a magnificent forest

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

41 BS: 1.4 kms - Playful freeriding 43 Dewdney Backside: 5.4 kms - Long, fast & remote (Extends off map)

20 Flume: 3.8 kms - Long, beautiful. A freeridingchallenging and favorite 23 Stunted Growth: 2.7 kms - Huge climb steep & loamy descent to 27 Cherry Poppins: 2. kms - steeps & big moves

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! www.revolutioncycles.ca 1990 Columbia Ave 250.362.5688

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ROAD BIKING

BIG GEARS. BIGGER VIEWS

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E MIGHT BE more famous for our mountain biking here, but ask any of the hardcore roadies ’round Rossland and they’ll tell you what you’re hoping to hear anyway: You just made it to skinny-tire heaven, my friend.

Escape the traffic of the big city and find out what those big gears are really for. Whether you prefer our quad-burning, lung-busting climbs or passing sports cars on technical, switchback-laden downhills, Kootenay climbs always come with a payoff. Our stomping ground is like a more user-friendly Tour de France: Satisfying climbs on winding roads. Tight corners that open up to storybook views. No altitude issues. (No attitude issues, either.) Pure, delicious tap water. And the real “yellow jersey” — a steady supply of organic bananas courtesy of the gourmet grocery store in town. So blow that city soot out of your pipes and turn down the traffic. And, if you need tubes, tools, leg razors or some better shorts to do away with those saddle-sores, Rossland-area bike shops are a roadie gold mine — with the right gear at the right price and insider tips on rides.

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


BIKEPACKING YEAH, IT’S A WORD

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T THE POINT where mountain biking and minimalist camping meet, you’ll find this beautiful chimera, bikepacking. The West Kootenay is uniquely suited to this new adventure. The Columbia and Western Rail Trail (CWRT), in particular, is a world-class ride on an abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway line. As part of a major bikepacking mission, easy day trip with hot showers on the horizon, or connection to the famous Kettle Valley Railway, this extraordinary trail is reason enough to visit our fine part of the province with your trusty two-wheeled steed. It is free to ride and guiding is available for a reasonable fee. Play your cards right and it can actually be downhill both ways.

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In toto, the CWRT covers 162 kilometres from Castlegar to Midway, B.C. and opens up views that haven’t been seen by train since the last one chugged through in 1991. This gorgeous, well-maintained trail will take you over dizzying trestles, past the pristine Arrow Lakes Pick up a and through hand-dug rock tunnels that are dark copy of the Columbia even in daylight, giving you a taste of our history & Western that will linger long after your muscle soreness Trail Map at outdoor shops subsides. The CWRT is part of the Trans Canada in Rossland. Trail, the world’s longest network of trails.

Gerick Sports Gerick’s sells and services sporting goods for both winter and summer sports in the Kootenays. In the winter we have Nordic skis, Alpine skis, Hockey, Snowshoes and much more. In the summer we carry a wide variety of bikes from road to mountain, kids to S-Works. We also have hiking gear, paddle boards, running shoes, racket sports, soccer, baseball and more. We are backed by a full-service shop and welcome any make and model of bike, ski or snowboard. Stop by for trail recommendations, to see the latest gear, or just talk. We pride ourselves on having unparalleled customer service! Come have some fun.

www.gerick.ca gerickcycletrail@shaw.ca 930 Rossland Ave., Trail 250.364.1661

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HOT ON THE TRAIL

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HEY COME IN chunky lug-soled hiking boots with bright red laces. They come in state-of-the-art trail runners and in those funny “foot gloves” that make their lower appendages look like monkey feet. Some brave souls do it barefoot. But ninjaminimalist or maxi-clunk old-school, hikers and trail runners are in for a treat when they get a load of our worldclass trails. There’s gold in them thar hills.

More adventurous groups can tackle a hike like Red Top before lunch or spend all day gaining altitude on Old Glory. Nothing brings a family closer than leaving the rest of the world way down there. Rossland’s hardcore trail runners live here because they are like ascetic mountain bikers, using their feet for tires and their knees as suspension. Pounding the pavement is great and all but nothing beats scrambling over knotty 500-year-old tree roots through a switchback forest that opens up on a vista that is as wild now as it was when that tree was still a pine cone. Knock out a quick 5 km loop before breakfast or fill that CamelBak right to the top and tackle the legendary Seven Summits Trail, home of the Broken Goat 50 km Ultra Race.

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Families with young children can pick from a number of leisurely trails with no big climbs and lots of places to stop, every hundred feet or so, for a snack or to dump out an entire day pack’s contents for no apparent reason. And then maybe cry for a bit…

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GOLFING

BE THE PLAYER

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ANADA’S ALPINE golf courses are some of the most gorgeous places to play in the world, with challenging holes and views that can rival even California’s “calendar holes.” Follow your drive ball’s flight and you might catch a view of a kestrel or redtailed hawk getting out of the way. Fore!

Rossland boasts an outstanding 18-hole Les Furber Signature course right in town and a keen golfer could play a different course for a week straight with minimal driving (off-course, that is). From family-friendly niners to club-busting championship courses, the Kootenays are golf’s best-kept secret and our courses are a leisurely way to soak in all of our excess natural beauty. (We won’t tell if you don’t…) By basing yourself in Rossland for a golf holiday, duffer or deluxe, you get all this and can enjoy pleasant alpine temperatures in summer that are warm but not hot. (We never want to see you jumping into a water hazard again.)

Kootenay Golf and Adventure Trail Discover Golf in the Kootenays with 7 great courses! Set among the towering mountain ranges, shimmering lakes and pristine valleys of the southeastern corner of British Columbia. Balfour, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Granite Pointe, Kokanee Springs, Redstone and Birchbank offer a memorable and affordable golf experience waiting to be discovered. www.kootenaygolftrail.com info@kootenaygolftrail.com 12

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Redstone Resort Open from April 15th to October 31st, the Redstone Golf Course is ranked as one of the best Mountain Golf Courses in British Columbia. Sure, Redstone has great views, stunning greens and an incredible layout, but it’s the “fun factor” that sets it apart. Every golf hole is different. Twisting and turning through the Trail Creek valley, the golfer must think about where to play the next shot from, rather than just teeing it up and swinging away. Playing the course is fun, but it’s the people that set it apart. Locals at Redstone are more than happy to play with guests, and if you’re not careful you may end up making a new friend for life. Sean Noble of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota said it best. “I golfed a round at Redstone and it was the most intimate golf experience of my life.” Call 250 362-9141 and book your next round at Redstone.

www.redstoneresort.com 953 Redstone Drive, Rossland 250.362.9141

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


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RADITIONAL GOLF often looks down its collective nose at disc golf—but is whacking a ball with a stick truly more noble than chucking a frisbee into a basket made of chains? No, we think not.

See, disc golf might be considered “fringe” in some spots but, ’round here, it’s as regular as, like, curling or ringette. With the best 18-hole disc golf course in the Kootenays (all baskets!) and FREE playing and parking, all you need to pack is your trail runners, your discs and some oblique subcultural slang. Fun is all but guaranteed in this safe, easy-going sport that’s fun for the “hole” family. Doink! Located at the Black Jack Nordic Centre.

Rossland Recreation Recreation, education, culture! Facilities and programs include an outdoor swimming pool, arena, curling rink, bike skills parks, hundreds of kilometres of trails around Rossland, four neighburhood parks and playspaces, outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, public skating, swimming lessons, aquatic courses and programs for preschool, youth, adults and seniors. www.rossland.ca, recreation@rossland.ca City Hall, 1899 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.2327 14

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


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FF-SEASON is ON-SEASON when it comes to enjoying the clear, clean H2O of the Kootenays. Nearby we have whitewater that ranges from “six-pack and a stolen inner tube” to fully-guided raft trips on the Slocan to kayaking or river surfing in the Columbia’s standing wave. You can dust off that SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and get it wet at Christina Lake or wet a line looking for your future fish tale. With our small population and high environmental standards, refreshing swimming, boating, and floating options abound and you won’t have to worry about your relaxing paddle turning into Bumper Boats.

For family fun, nearby Trail boasts an aquatic center and a splash ’n’ spray for kiddos at Gyro Park, down by the river. Whether you’re picnicking at Nancy Greene Lake or busting out the boat and water skis at Christina Lake, our region is an embarrassment of riches in the water department. And don’t forget your PFD and SPF.

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. www.trail.ca 1875 Columbia Ave., Trail 250.364.0888

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ARTS & CULTURE

RENAISSANCE TOWN

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ATCHING ROSSLAND on a crisp fall day might make your inner artist twitch as the mixed forest around town explodes in a riot of colour. And it’ll come as no surprise that many world-class artists call these Kootenays home. Oil on canvas, fused glass, contemporary realist, abstract… they all come here to un-cage their minds and set their imaginations free. Pick up a one-of-a-kind piece at a great price in one of our galleries or bring your own easel and paints.

The Rossland Arts Council and Trail & District Arts Council make sure that culture vultures never have to snack on anything stale. And if you’re more into theatrical pursuits, look into the Gold Fever Follies and/or Rossland Light Opera Players putting up shows every year.

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Jenny Baillie Studio/Gallery

Stéphanie Gauvin Art Studio/Gallery

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

Canadian Landscape paintings infused with joyful energy. Original art, prints and cards. Open 12:30-5:30pm, Wednesday to Saturday

www.jennybaillie.com 1633 LeRoi Ave., Rossland 250.362.5519

www.artiststephaniegauvin.com 2070 Washington St., Rossland 250.231.8159

Royal Theatre

Trail & District Arts Council

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

Take in a performance at the Beautiful Bailey Theatre in Trail. From kids programming, full symphonies to Fringe festival-esque cabaret style shows, we have something for everybody. For a full listing of events both indoors and outdoors, visit our website. www.trail-arts.com info@trail-arts.com 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail 250.368.9669

Gold Fever Follies The Gold Fever Follies offers a new family-friendly show every summer with cancan dancing, original music and exciting characters based on Rossland’s gold rush days of the late 1890s. Runs July 1 – August 26, 3pm and 7:30pm shows, Tuesdays through Saturdays www.goldfeverfollies.com Rossland Miners Hall, 1768 Columbia Ave., Rossland

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BACK IN THE DAY

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A trip to the five-acre Rossland Museum, a Site of National Historical Significance, will let you peruse photos and artifacts from this rich history and even try your hand at a bit of gold panning.

Our modern “gold” might come in the form of powder, single-track or craft beer but we are exceptionally proud of our history and love

If you’d like to learn more about how Rossland cut her teeth as a town, we highly suggest devoting an hour of your first day here to the free, self-guided walking tour. (Or, if you want to be really modern, watch the historic walking tour online on your historic laptop.)

AY WHAT YOU WILL about IPOs and tech bubbles and the touted “Information Economy,” but the Gold Rush was cooler. Way cooler. Folks in the 1800s didn’t sit in mom’s basement learning Python and C++ and dreaming up new ways to monetize cat memes… No, sir. They heard a rumour about a lucky strike and showed up, ready to dig, get dirty, get rich. Some of them even did. Few areas in the modern West have maintained a connection to their founding myths quite like Rossland. Columbia Avenue looks much the same today as it did a century ago, even if you’re less likely to step in horse poop and more likely to get flattened by a Prius.

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living in a city that could have just as easily turned into a ghost town like so many others. We even boast a tavern that has been there since the Gold Rush, albeit with new urinals and a much deeper collection of spirits than simply “beer,” “good whiskey,” and “cheap whiskey.”

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Pick up a copy of the Rossland Walking Tour brochure at the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre.

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Visit the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre for family-friendly fun, gold panning, and the mining and social history of the area on top of the historic Black Bear Mine on Red Mountain. Home to Rossland’s Visitor Centre. www.rosslandmuseum.ca, info@rosslandmuseum.ca Junction of Hwys 3B and 22 250.362.7722, 888.448.7444

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EVENTS CALENDAR

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HE SPECIAL EVENT calendar around Rossland is surprisingly diverse for a city this size. We have the longest-running Winter Carnival in Canada that is as offbeat and unpredictable as our locals. We have a film festival, a craft beer festival, and top-secret tango guild. You can catch bands with half a million Twitter followers and local bands with one annoying little sister following them around. Rossland’s four-season joie de vivre is a natural outgrowth of the type of people our town attracts in the first place: work hard/play hard, wonderful weirdos, artsy athletes, fun families, colourful characters. For more event info, see www.rosslandevents.com

Feb 4 Bridget Ryan - Here’s to the Ladies Who Laugh www.rosslandartscouncil.com

Rossland Winter Carnival Dec 25 Eggs Benny Paradise Lodge and ski with Santa www.redresort.com

Jan 23-25 Canadian Open Freeride Championships – College www.redresort.com

Dec 31 NYE Family Fun Night and night skiing, party in rafters www.redresort.com

Jan 24 Charles Bailey Theatre Remi Bolduc – Oscar Peterson Tribute www.trail-arts.com

Jan 18-20 Canadian Open Freeride Championships – Junior www.redresort.com

Jan 26-29 119th Winter Carnival and Fat Bike Festival www.rosslandwintercarnival.com

Feb 12 Charles Bailey Theatre Teck Kids Series – Captain Future Saves the World www.trail-arts.com Feb 14 Valentines Dinner at Paradise Lodge www.redresort.com

Feb 25 Black Jack Loppet www.skiblackjack.ca Feb 25 Charles Bailey Theatre – Tom Cochran and Red Ryder www.trail-arts.com Feb 25-26 Rattlecat Banked Slalom www.redresort.com Mar 1 Charles Bailey Theatre Project Soul www.trail-arts.com Mar 3 Charles Bailey Theatre Silver Screen Scoundrels www.trail-arts.com Mar 4 Lucas Myers - Campround: A Murder Mystery in the Woods www.rosslandartscouncil.com Mar 7-12 B.C. Cup FIS Technical Race Series hosted by Red Mountain Racers  www.redresort.com

Jan 28 Tour de Soup www.skiblackjack.ca

Jan 20 Charles Bailey Theatre Baker’s Dozen- 12 Angry Puppets www.trail-arts.com

Jan 28 Family Fun Night and FREE night skiing www.redresort.com

Jan 22 NGSL Zone Race hosted by Red Mountain Racers www.redresort.com

Jan 31 - Feb 6 Teck BC Open Provincial Series hosted by Red Mountain Racers www.redresort.com

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Feb 9-13 BC Family Day Weekend (events & discounts) www.redresort.com

Feb 21 Charles Bailey Theatre – Savannah Bisset www.trail-arts.com

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Beer Goggles Craft Beer Festival

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Jan 7 Charles Bailey Theatre Teck Kids Series: Purple Pirate www.trail-arts.com

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Feb 7 Charles Bailey Theatre Bubble Guppies www.trail-arts.com

Feb 19 Slopes for Hope www.redresort.com and www.skiblackjack.ca


Mar 24 Dinner @ Paradise Lodge www.redresort.com Mar 25 Slush Cup www.redresort.com Mar 26 Charles Bailey Theatre Teck Kids Series – Monster Theatre www.trail-arts.com April 2 RED Resort Closing Day www.redresort.com Apr TBA Trails Day www.rosslandtrails.ca Apr 4 Charles Bailey Theatre – Three Sides of a Coin www.trail-arts.com Apr 15th Easter Egg Hunt at Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre www.rosslandmuseum.ca

Apr 28 Charles Bailey Theatre – Forever Frozen www.trail-arts.com May 13 Men’s and Women’s Mixed Golf Open www.redstoneresort.com

July 1 Canada Day at the Museum and hike up Mount Roberts  www.rosslandmuseum.ca

Sept 9-10 Golden City Days and Fall Fair www.facebook.com/ Rossland-Golden-CityDays-142118072485422/

July 15 Broken Goat Trail Running Race www.pacetrailseries.com July 22 Golf for the Cure www.redstoneresort.com July 29-Aug 3 Single Track 6 Bike Race www.singletrack6.com Aug 13 Ladies Club Golf Championships www.redstoneresort.com

May 21 Junior Circuit Golf Qualifier www.redstoneresort.com

Aug 18 Contractor’s Golf Tournament www.redstoneresort.com

June -Oct Rossland Mountain Market, every Thursday from 3-6pm www.rosslandmountainmarket.com

August (TBC) Annual Rossland Museum Charity Golf Tournament www.rosslandmuseum.ca

June 3 (TBC) Family Fun Day at the Museum www.rosslandmuseum.ca June 10-11 BettyGoHard Women’s Bike Extravaganza!   www.kootenaymountainbiking.com

Sept 2-3 Battle of the Border Golf Tournament (Invitation only) www.redstoneresort.com Sept 9 The Ruby www.redstoneresort.com

Sept 10 Golden City Grind 5k, 10k and Kids’ races www.facebook.com/ GoldenCityGrind/ Sept 16 Fly Wide Open www.redstoneresort.com Sept 18 Harry Pepper Men’s Senior Golf Open www.redstoneresort.com Oct 9 Ladies Closing Golf Tournament www.redstoneresort.com Oct 31 Redstone Resort closing day www.redstoneresort.com Nov 15-19 Rossland Mountain  Film Festival  www.rosslandmountainfilm festival.com Dec 2 Rekindle the Spirit of Christmas www.tourismrossland.com

June 18 Eclectic Ladies Golf Opener www.redstoneresort.com

Apr 15 Redstone Resort opening day www.redstoneresort.com

June 21 Men’s Club Golf Championship www.redstoneresort.com

Apr 21 Charles Bailey Theatre – James Hill and Anne Janelle www.trail-arts.com

June 25-26 Maglio’s Mixed Golf Championship www.redstoneresort.com

Sept TBA Huck’en Berries www.rosslandrubberhead.com

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Mar 17-18 Beer Goggles Craft Beer Festival www.redresort.com

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July - Aug Gold Fever Follies www.goldfeverfollies.com

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POWDER WEEKS

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KIING ON RED MOUNTAIN often marks a visitor’s first experience with the Rossland area. And nothing could be a better representation of what the Kootenays are really about:

With 300"/7.6m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomers, epic vertical (2,919ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing ($10/run!), 360-degree descents, a rich tradition, and – phew! — the BEST tree runs in B.C., it’s no wonder the New York Times voted RED and Rossland “#8 Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013.” Other accolades include #1 in Powder magazine’s “Ski Town Throwdown,” and “Most Underrated Resort” by Skiing. Brand-new terrain on Grey Mountain ringing in at nearly 1,000 acres. Twenty-two new runs. A new lift installed. A new eatery where you can, like, install a new ketchup stain on your $500 jacket… The expansion to Grey means more of everything you love, plus a massive increase in Intermediate terrain for families and mixed-skill groups. This recent expansion bumps the “local legend” into the Top 20 of all North American resorts in terms of terrain scale — while maintaining its position as #1 in pow aficionados’ hearts. Add to this the new four-season Adventure Centre with fat bike rentals as well as lessons and guides for every sport under the sun, and “Where should we go honey?” starts sounding like a silly question indeed…

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OSSLAND’S BIG RED CATS is one of the world’s largest CAT SKIING operations. Not only are there eight peaks at BRC’s disposal, there are almost 20,000 acres of the best tree skiing, glades and pillow lines in the world. With Big Red Cats you can safely explore the vast, beautiful backcountry with a cat-full of stoked riders sharing your ability: Intermediate, Advanced, Expert or, occasionally, Über-expert. Yeah, that’s right: Über-expert. For shredders who like to earn their turns and ditch other people faster than unsolicited phone calls, RED Mountain is uniquely blessed as a jumping-off point for BACKCOUNTRY adventures. With five stellar peaks within walking distance and enough terrain variety and challenge for even the crustiest split-boarders and free-heelers, this region is truly blessed. Our area also offers unique topography for “car drop” ski touring (aka “powder commuting”) where you can ski down to the highway and shuttle back up without even breaking a sweat. The 16 cabins scattered around Strawberry Pass are quintessential Kootenays. These stylish, funky cabins were built by locals on Crown land and are only for day use. Ever-popular with outdoorsy local families, you’ll often see three generations of snow-sliders eating a bag lunch or firing up the wood stove in these special shelters.

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LACK JACK CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB boasts 40 kilometres of professionally-groomed trails for classic and skate skiing, a Biathlon range, a 2 km doggy loop, three cozy cabins, and 2.5 kms of lit trails. It’s a blue-chip experience on a white-chip budget, all only four minutes north of town. Come and find out what the world’s best Nordic athletes already know: Black Jack is one of Canada’s premier facilities with programs for all ages and abilities. There’s a reason one in six Rosslanders is a member...

Le Petit Fromage Seeking a unique holiday experienc? Come join Le Petit Fromage for a moonlight cross-country ski to a remote cabin, and enjoy an authentic cheese and chocolate fondue dinner by candlelight.

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

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. www.skiblackjack.ca info@skiblackjack.ca 310 Campbell Rd., Rossland 250.362.7164

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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 descents 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.

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ITHIN A double-double’s drive are several other communities almost as cool as Rossland. Almost. If you can’t find it here, chances are you can find it in one of these three West Kootenay beauties.

TRAIL: The mighty Columbia river running through Trail could tell some stories, sonny boy… The river is the heart of this city that offers innovative industry and lifestyle including incredible award-winning floral displays, an aquatic centre, a water park, a hospital, and more. CASTLEGAR: Home to the regional airport and a college, Castlegar is the perfect place to make sure that real life doesn’t get in the way of your adventures. You’ll fit right in and enjoy great museums, a youthful vibe, and every sport you’ve ever heard of right out the back door.

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NELSON: From its streetcar to its hundreds of heritage buildings to its stunning scenery on the shores of Kootenay Lake, Nelson is a world-class recreational destination with real town charm. You can zipline, fish, golf, ski, snowmobile — you name it — all while enjoying an atmosphere that breathes art and culture.

Kokanee Mountain Zipline Experience the freedom of flight. No wings required! Our skilled guides will take care of everything while you zip across six awe-inspiring ziplines in Kokanee Creek canyon enjoying the views of the local area. www.zipkokanee.com 2.2km North of Hwy 3A on Kokanee Glacier Park Rd. 866.702.7709

Trail Visitor Centre The City of Trail is perched on the banks of the mighty Columbia River and nestled between the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges. While in Trail, we invite you to enjoy fishing, hiking, taking in a game, viewing our rich history, relaxing on the beach and meeting our friendly locals. www.exploreyourtrail.com / info@trailchamber.bc.ca 200-1199 Bay Ave., Trail 250.368.3144

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As you might imagine, all things “sport” are well-represented in Rossland, from soft shell jackets to keep the elements off your hide to new forks for your bike. But the domestic romantic will find no shortage of wares in our locally-owned shops either, from gourmet kitchen supplies to sumptuous down duvets and handmade chocolates.

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Keep in mind that, as of print time, the incredible US Dollar/Canadian Dollar exchange rate (+/- 30%) was such that shopping here is akin to legal shoplifting. It’d be immoral not to pick up a few things… criminal almost! Do the right thing.

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OSSLAND’S NOT LIKE some resort towns where the “town” feels more like a “strip mall.” No, this is the real deal with many independent boutique shops you can’t find anywhere else on earth. Many are part of a leisurely stroll down historic Columbia Avenue, so you can leave the car at the hotel and only go get it if you find something too big to carry. (Hey, it happens…)

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BOUTIQUE SHOPPING Alpine Drug Mart IDA Health & beauty, cosmetics, giftware, clothing, greeting cards, magazines, photocopy and fax services, special orders welcome. Best services, biggest smiles!

rossland@teamrx.net 2060 Columbia Ave, Rossland 250.362.5622

Curiosity Boutique When in Rossland be sure to visit “Curiosity Clothing and Gifts”. There you will find the perfect piece to accent your wardrobe or the unique gift to fit the right occasion. We offer quality mens and ladies fashions, handmade soaps and custom jewelry. Open 10 – 5:30 / Monday to Saturday. www.facebook.com/curiosityrossland/ 1990B Columbia Ave., Rossland 778.457.1701

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. www.powderhoundsports.com 2040 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.5311

Seven Summits Service and Hardware Looking for that quick piece of hardware or need to get a disc for the Disc Golf Course! From Fuel to Fireworks…Seven Summits Service and Hardware has it all. Stop by for an “Oso Negro” Coffee and check out our great selection for your latest household project or unexpected emergency! www.7summits.ca 1111 Nancy Greene Hwy. 250.362.7318 32

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Bear Country Kitchen

Laundry Dog Laundromat

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.

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.

www.bearcountrykitchen.ca 2070 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.3355

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

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

Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company

Shop sustainably! We offer quality name-brand new and like-new fashions for Wildlings ages 0-16. Open Tuesday–Saturday. Call to book private (FREE) after-hours shopping for Monday nights. Gift Certificates available!

Handcrafted chocolate truffles, boutique chocolate bars, an assortment of chocolate confections, ice cream and pastries made daily. Open Tuesday thru Sunday.

www.bombshack.ca / alicia@bombshack.ca 2123 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.231.5390

www.mountainnugget.com 1938 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.3338

Butch Boutry Ski Shop

Out of the Cellar

Celebrating our 41st season. Skiing - Touring - Snowshoeing. Branded Arcteryx Dealer. Biggest ski wall in the Kootenays. Atomic • Blizzard • DPS • Rossignol • Salomon • Volkl. Huge clothing inventory. Boot fitters, full service shop. Your best ski experience starts here.

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.

enzaandbutch@gmail.com 2080 Washington St., Rossland 250.362.9516

www.rosslandcellar.com 2067 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7600

Delicious

The Red Pair Shoe Store

Clothing, footwear, toys, games, arts & crafts, jelly bellys, and baby items. Open Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm.

Stop by The Red Pair for footwear, socks and handbags that are not only fun and unique, but they are functional.

www.deliciousbaby.ca 2072 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7588

www.theredpair.com, info@theredpair.com 2002 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.9662

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DINING & NIGHTLIFE

HIGH CALIBRE Say you’re an up-and-coming young chef with a serious singletrack bug. Or you’re a well-seasoned crusty old chef who has worked in every big city hotel and kitchen worth Yelping about, and you want to escape the rat race. What do you do? You open a smaller, more sustainable restaurant in the Kootenays with incredible local ingredients, a young staff that can push you out on the trails, and a lifestyle that is the envy of all your old colleagues in NYC, Toronto, or LA. You snowboard four mornings a week in the winter and ride your mountain bike to work every day, surrounded by wild Canadian nature, organic gardens, and people who truly love where they live. That’s why we are starting to have so many killer restaurants in Rossland. We sincerely hope this trend continues.

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ISITORS ARE OFTEN surprised at the quality and range of dining options here in Rossland, but they are thinking like tourists not people. See, here’s how it’s starting to work:

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Our nightlife goes beyond the pitchers ’n’ nachos standard, too — though pitchers ’n’ nachos are a staple we pray never goes away. World-class musicians and DJs play here regularly and a good time is never very hard to find. Dance. Drink. Share a glass of the local vintage from the winery down in the valley, a dessert you’ll never forget or a one-off beer in our craft brewery. We live life to the fullest and we’ll fill your glass right to the brim with Canadian spirit.

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Rossland Beer Company is all about fresh, tasty beer. Come visit our back-alley brewery for a refreshing glass, or a growler fill. We’ll show you how the locals do it. Big cheers from us to you!

www.rosslandbeer.com 1990F Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.2122

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. www.alpinegrindcoffee.com 2104 Columbia Avenue, Rossland 250.362.2280

The Flying Steamshovel The Flying Steamshovel is a must-visit when in Rossland. Our pub is one of the last official “saloons” dating back to the gold rush days. We offer the best in live music, award-winning food and a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Check us out today! www.theflyingsteamshovel.com 2003 2nd Ave., Rossland 250.362.7323

Rossland Fine Wine & Spirits Conveniently located across from the Prestige Hotel, Rossland Fine Wine and Spirits has an excellent selection of local and international brands of your favourite libations. Stop in and meet our friendly staff who can help you make the right choice for the perfect occasion. Open everyday from 9 to 11. www.theflyingsteamshovel.com/facilities/ 1938 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.2295 36

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Benedict’s Steakhouse and Tunnel Pub

Idgie’s

Let us tantilize your taste buds with our signature slow-roasted prime rib, flame broiled steaks, homemade burgers, soups and salads. Give us a try... your mouth will love it!

Idgie’s Restaurante offers casual but elegant dining and has been one of Rossland’s favourites since 1999. Open daily 5-9:30pm. Two complimentary drinks of choice with the purchase of two dinner entrees.

www.benedictssteakhouse.ca 3 Schofield Hwy., Trail 250.368.3360

www.idgiesrestaurant.com 1999 2nd Ave., Rossland 250.362.0078

Clansey’s

Misty Mountain Pizza

Award winner for “best breakfast.” Now fully licensed! Enjoy a good meal with a craft beer, cocktail or glass of wine. Serving breakfast, lunch and diner. Open 7 days a week from 6:30am to midnight.

Pizza made using the freshest, most delicious ingredients we can get our hands on! Open daily 2:30pm-9:30pm. Extra large 18" five-topping pizza and caesar salad for $25.00. Delivery available, fees apply.

2042 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.5273

www.mistymountainpizza.ca 1999 2nd Ave., Rossland 250.362.5266

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Mook Thai Cuisine

The best on-mountain dining during the ski season. Organic fair-trade espresso, baking and breakfast from 7am. Après-ski tapas and drinks from 3pm. Healthy and delicious dinner and drinks from 5-9pm. Reservations recommended.

Authentic Thai Cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Open daily 11am-9pm.

www.freshcafeandapres.com 1-4430 Red Mountain Rd., Rossland 250.362.2271

www.mookthai.ca 2207 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.521.0990

Gabriella’s Restaurant

Rock Cut Pub

THREE GREAT CHOICES! Enjoy casual fine dining at Gabriella’s@ Prestige, relax and dine in our newly remodeled UPTOWN LOUNGE, both at the PRESTIGE MOUNTAIN RESORT downtown. Or, savour authentic Italian cuisine in our seasonal location in RED MOUNTAIN VILLAGE at Gabriella’s@RED. www.gabriellaspasta.com 1919 Columbia Ave., Rossland At Prestige: 250.362.7375 At Red Village: 250.362.7547

Rossland’s biggest pub offers premium food and drink, with delicious daily specials and 12 ice-cold beers on tap, as well as take-out pizza and off-sales. Enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere and spectacular views of Red Mountain. Cheers!!

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AYBE MISSY ELLIOTT sang it best: If you a fly gal, get your nails done / Get a pedicure, get your hair did.

Visiting Rossland, we know you might be more interested in the “mud facials” you receive riding through hub-deep puddles on your bike, but a trip to one of our region’s fine spas or salons will be sure to leave you with that “sporty glow” you desire.

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Know this: The spa and salon equation goes well past the mani-pedi in Rossland, with everything you might be craving, body or soul. From Pilates to massage therapy, yoga to yin-yang restorative acupuncture, you’ll be blown away at the variety on offer for a small town. We even boast an organic, chemical-free hair salon and a “big city haircut” is as easy to find here as a free parking spot. So get that “hair did” and let the natural beauty of the Kootenays shine through you.

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Eternity Pilates

The Essential Body

Located in beautiful downtown Rossland, the studio offers a great space to engage in a mindful practice. Offering private, semi-private and group class. Call in to book for your appointment.

Massage therapy tailored to your needs to keep you going. Deep tissue massage using a variety of techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy, stress management and relaxation.

www.eternitypilates.com eternitypilates@gmail.com 1990 D Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.521.0217

www.essentialbody.ca Suite 5 - 2118 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7238

Madhu Wellness Collective

Mindful Mountain Yoga

A creative and holistic hive offering: Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture, Yoga, T’ai Chi, Dance, Music, Art, Workshops and more! One-time 10% discount for a drop-in class or treatment.

A warm and welcoming yoga studio in downtown Rossland. We offer a wide variety of yoga classes daily to compliment your mountain adventures. Drop in, punch passes, and unlimited memberships are available.

www.madhucollective.com / info@madhucollective.com 2070 Washington St. Unit 1, Rossland 250.362.0021

www.mindfulmtnyoga.com / danica.pion@gmail.com 1990 Suite C, Columbia Ave., Rossland *Entrance is on Washington St. 250.231.6627

Infinity Physio Come on up and visit our dedicated and experienced staff, who are well-versed in all things related to mountain adventure mishaps. Our services include: sports injury rehab, massage therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, pilates instruction, bracing, vestibular rehab, myofascial manipulation and scenar therapy. Have fun out there! www.infinityphysio.ca 1961 Georgia St., Rossland 250.362.7333

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ODERN CANADIAN HOSPITALITY grew out of necessity. Many (other) areas of the country have brutal winters and sparse populations so, in the olden days, welcoming a stranger in could be a matter of life and death. Now that we all have GoreTex and heated seats and protein bars and espresso on every corner it’s less of an issue, but that warm tradition lives on in Rossland whether you stay in a deluxe hotel, stylish motel, B&B, condo, or your Uncle Garry’s goat barn. And, while we actually have one of the most pleasant climates in Canada, we’ll still welcome you in like it’s the days of the Gold Rush and your fingers are falling off from frostbite. We might even ask you to catch your own dinner for old time’s sake. Where you stay can influence how you play, so take a close look at Rossland’s many accommodation options in the pages that follow

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WHERE YOU STAY and be honest about your needs and wants. If you’re more into coffee and shopping and a 3pm Caesar, stay close to town. If you prefer the hooting of owls and chattering of woodland creatures as you drift off into the deepest sleep of your life, stay out in the sticks. From mountain-bike-friendly options with safe space for all your spendy gear to ultra-civilized B&Bs more focused on relaxing conversation, good books and hot baths, we are confident that our area boasts a perfect place for you and/or your group. One person in the tub at a time, please... Before You Even Ask: Yes, most of our accommodations have wireless but we’ve found that people are often less fascinated by their phones once they get to the Kootenays and look around. It’s strange… even Facebook has a hard time competing with our eyepopping natural beauty. (In fact, kittens watch videos of Rossland and go awwwwwwww! )


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Two-bedroom guest cabin, sleeps 4. Amenities include WiFi, TV, DVD, stereo, laundry. Very close to cross-country ski trails.

stay@mountaintownproperties.ca 250.362.5556

Angela’s B&B and Guest House Welcome! Bienvenue! Solo or ski team… you fit right in. 4 apartments with 1-3 bedrooms each and private entrances. Kitchens, BBQs, laundry, WiFi, creek-side gardens and hot tub. Great location… near restaurants, trails, golf, Red Mountain. Get more, at a friendly rate. Excellent reviews: Tripadvisor.ca www.visitangela.com 1520 Spokane St., Rossland 250.362.7790

Casa Alpina A 42-room motel located on the edge of town. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, large outdoor hot tub, refrigerators in each room, free WiFi, kitchenettes and group rooms with microwave available upon request.

www.casaalpina.ca 800.663.0203

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ACCOMMODATIONS Canadian Ski Quest Guesthouse

Prestige Mountain Resort Rossland

A 3-bedroom guesthouse that sleeps up to 6 people. Located downtown Rossland, walk to everything! 3 km from RED Mountain. Laundry, WiFi, full kitchen.

Full-service hotel located downtown Rossland. Amenities include hot tub, sauna, fitness room, free WiFi, arcade and on-site restaurant, pub and cafe.

www.skiquest.ca 1988 1st Ave., Rossland 250.362.9060

www.prestigehotelsandresorts.com 1919 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7375

KC Loft

Ram’s Head Inn

The KC Loft is a modern and convenient retreat for two. The 500-sq-ft open-concept design features private entry, 10-ft ceilings, queen bed, full kitchen, laundry, full bathroom and garage parking.

Lodge at the base of RED Mountain, features 14 rooms, plus a 6-person condo. Amenities include free breakfast, WiFi, hot tub, sauna, fire pit, game room, ski storage and pet friendly. Stay 5 nights and get the 6th free.

www.kcloftrossland.com 2615A Railway St., Rossland 250.362.7362

www.ramsheadinn.ca 4465 Red Mountain Rd., Rossland 250.362.9577

Lakevold Lodge

Red Barn Lodge

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

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

www.lakevoldlodge.com, llakevold@gmail.com 946 Redstone Road, Rossland 250.231.2876

www.redbarnlodge.com 1107 Black Bear Dr., Rossland 250.362.2270

Mountain Shadow Hostel

Red Mountain Resort Lodging

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!”

With modern Slalom Creek condos 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.

www.mshostel.com 2125 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.362.7160

www.redreservations.com 4310 Red Mountain Road, Rossland 1.877.969.SNOW | 250.362.5553

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Red Mountain Village

Rossland Motel

Located at the base of Red Mountain, ski into your large vacation home, cozy cabin or treat yourself to a luxury 1-4 bedroom condo. Most units have private hot tubs, on-site restaurant and lounge.

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.

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

www.stayandplayrossland.com 901 Paterson Hwy, Rossland 250.412.3570, 877.362 7218

Red Shutter Inn

Sweet Dreams Heritage Inn

Best hot tub in town! Your home base at the base of Red, for winter and summer adventure. Cozy lodge with just 6 rooms — great for a private group of 12, or singles. $69/room in summer, $150 breakfast package for two in winter.

Take a step back in time and enjoy the casual elegance of Sweet Dreams. Conveniently located 3 blocks from downtown, our rooms offer one queen bed, private ensuite bathroom, cable T.V., wireless internet and mini fridge.

www.redshutter.ca 4420 Red Mountain Rd., Rossland 250.362.2271

www.sweetdreamsheritageinn.com 2520 Kootenay Ave., Rossland 250.362.5156

Rossland Lions Community Campground

The Flying Steamshovel

The Rossland Lions Community Campground is Rossland’s only campground, open from May long weekend to end of September. Located just a short walk from downtown Rossland.

Come stay in our unique “boutique style” rooms in a comfortable and freindly atmosphere. The Flying Steamshovel Inn is conveniently located downtown in one of the last official “Saloons” dating back to the gold rush days.

www.rosslandlionscampground.com 932 Blackbear Dr., Rossland 250.551.4751

www.theflyingsteamshovel.com 2003 2nd Ave., Rossland 250.362.7323

Mountain Town Properties Mountain Town Properties is a boutique brokerage showcasing the finest real estate and rentals in the region. We’re licensed Real Estate and Rental Property Managers providing professional, personalized services to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike. Short-term rentals, long-term rentals, buying or selling… we’re at your service Days, Evenings and Weekends.” www.MountainTownProperties.ca 2020 Washington St., Rossland 250.362.5556

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Arena Arena ATM ATM Camping Camping Church Church City CityHall Hall Courthouse Courthouse Electric ElectricCar CarCharging ChargingStation Station Firehall Firehall Gas GasStation Station Hiking Hiking&&Biking BikingTrail Trail

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Slalom Creek Building B & C Morning Star The Mountain Project Residences (TMP) Ram’s Head Inn Grey Wolf Cabins White Wolf Cabins Copper Chalets Red Rob’s Red Shutter Inn Silvertip Lodge The Lofts Big Red House Olaus House Carolyn’s Corner Granite Mountain Chalets Cascade Lodge Powderview Lodge Redstone Chalets Red Mountain Village Bear House Red Mountain Village A-Frame Red Mountain Village Moose Lodge Red Mountain Village Cabins Red Mountain Village Log House Eagle’s Nest Aladar’s Guest Cabin 0.8km/0.5mi from Resort Entry

88 Creekside Red Mountain Village Mountain Creek Inn 107-Unit Hotel (Under Construction)

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POND ROSSLAND 3km/2mi

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ACCOMMODATIONS

LODGING www.redreservations.com

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IDAHO

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RELOCATION

ECOND HOMES have a habit of becoming first homes around here… See, adventurous families buy a cabin or condo as an investment, planning on using it “only occasionally” until it sells. And then they forget to list it. And then they start coming twice a year. And then four times a year. And then their kids are going to school here and dropping “toque” and “zed” and “twoonie” like they’re actually words.

AMAN TEA

PUTTING THE REAL BACK IN REAL ESTATE

The value on offer in this part of the Kootenays is incredible for a marquee four-season destination. In-cre-di-ble. Current fluctuations in the exchange rate on the US Dollar (USD) make good deals great (+/- 30% at press time.) We are confident that no other area in the world offers the residential-recreational value represented by Rossland. (Man, that’s a lot of “R’s”… But if you’re needing some R ’n’ R, you are looking in the right place.) Rossland is a great place to invest, too. Opportunities abound for savvy entrepreneurs. And jobs are continually on offer in major industries such as healthcare, education, tourism, metallurgy, engineering, software and energy transmission. Whether starting your career and family or tapering that “5-to-9” schedule off and encouraging your grown children to move out already, Rossland speaks your language. You have no idea…

Jodie Ouimet, Broker/Owner

Mary Amantea

Specializing in Rossland residential and Red Mountain Resort recreational real estate sales and rentals; I provide expert advice to non-residents on buying and selling property in B.C. At your service days, evenings and weekends.

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.

www.mountaintownproperties.ca Mountain Town Properties 2020 Washington St., Rossland 250.368.7166

www.century21.ca/mary.amantea 250.521.0525

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! www.mcgermainrealty.ca 1993 Columbia Ave., Rossland 250.512.1153 48

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Rossland Renovations Rossland Renovations is a family owned and run construction and renovation company. We have over 30 years of experience and many happy clients. We are fully certified and insured and get projects done on time.

www.rosslandrenovations.com rosslandrenovations@telus.net 250.231.1242


Curious about metals & mining? Our story is innovative, informative and historic. ALL SEASONS: Teck Interpretive Centre 200, 1199 Bay Ave., Trail 250 368-3144

MAY TO SEPTEMBER: Rossland Museum Hwy 3B, Rossland 250 362-7722

Teck Trail Operations, www.teck.com

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NOW GET OUTTA HERE! HEY COME HERE from paved cities to get their shiny new mountain bikes dirty, once and for all. They come here to hike through alpine wildflowers and dunk their heads into a cold creek. Some of them come here to do nothing at all, surrounded by Canadian nature at its finest.

Rossland’s a 3-D destination, so it can make much of the competition look flat by comparison. This is because this is a real town with schools and history and a mayor and stuff, not some fly-by-night recreational paradise. Some of our families have had their surnames in the phone book since, well, people cared

about phone books. Some came here to attend their best friend’s third wedding and ended up buying a second home with mountains in every window and trails right out the back door. Some have yet to discover what makes Rossland special — but it wouldn’t be special if it was common knowledge, now would it? So get up here. Explore at your own pace. Forget “doing it all” because there’s a LOT to do. Actually, forget doing anything if you prefer peace and quiet to adrenaline surges. Ride a horse. Ride a bike. Ride a golf cart. Ride a bar stool. We won’t judge. Just get up here and stay long enough to let all that special seep in.

City of Rossland Welcome to Rossland, a four-season recreational paradise. Please stay and enjoy our City’s warm, friendly hospitality.

Mayor and Council City Hall, 1899 Columbia Ave., Rossland www.rossland.ca 250.362.7396

The 2017 Rossland Escape Guide is published by Tourism Rossland. www.tourismrossland.com Cover photos by Ryan Flett and Ollie Jones. Words by Colin Whyte. Design by Shelley Ackerman. PRINTED IN CANADA 50

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LAST WORDS


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