Rossland's colourful past was a direct reflection of the cast of characters who came to mine its riches. By 1897, the population had increased to 7,000, with 42 saloons, 4 banks and 17 law firms. Despite the rough and tumble life of a mining town, Rossland has grown into a small but sophisticated metropolis, population approximately 3800, with a penchant for culture and a passion for outdoor fun.
Nestled in the crater of an ancient volcano at an elevation of 1023 meters, Rossland is one of Canada's highest cities. Rich arteries of minerals that bubbled near the surface eons ago were discovered in 1890 and in a few short years Rossland's fame spread around the world for her fabulous deposits of gold.
Rossland is more than just great skiing. Rossland offers mountain bikers and hikers hundreds of kilometers of trails, all radiating from the centre of town. If biking isn't your style, Rossland offers great golf, nearby lakes and a score of other pleasant distractions. Slide back into the past and see what it would have been like to be a hard-rock miner. The famous Rossland Historical Museum can provide you with an interpretive site tour and is loaded with information about the lives of the early pioneers and miners of Rossland.
We are a busy little community with events and festivals happening all year round. Some of our local events include the Rossland Winter Carnival, Gold Fever Follies Summer Theatre, Golden City Days and the Rossland Mountain Film Festival.
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