Things to do in Rossland, BC

One of the Top 10 Adventure Towns in the North America is Right Outside Your Front Door

For the outdoor enthusiast, Rossland is a dream come true. Rossland has been ranked one of the Top 10 Adventure Towns in the North America and it boasts one of the top three trail networks. National Geographic rated two of its trails with “Epic” status. Redstone itself has over 10 kilometers of hiking trails. Red Mountain is one of the top ski areas in Canada and has over 1,500 skiable acres.

Rossland has limitless outdoor opportunities…skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and more. For the official Rossland website, click here now.

Rossland’s most famous resident is Nancy Greene who won two gold medals for Alpine Skiing; she is currently a Senator. Rossland is an old mining town; it has a cosmopolitan feel and a friendly atmosphere where a conversation in a coffee shop will likely result in a lifelong friendship and invitation to dinner.

Winter Recreation

Red Mountain Resort

Located in Rossland, BC – the first stop along the famous “Powder Highway” – RED delivers 2,877 lift-serviced acres (4,200 total!) of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment. With epic vertical (2,919 ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, wide-open groomers, 360-degree descents, a rich tradition, and—phew!—the BEST gladed tree runs in North America, this best-kept secret has been let out of the bag.

Website: http://www.redresort.com

Big Red Cats

Cat skiing at Big Red Cats is all about the powder! With 19,300 acres and 8 mountains offering some of the best tree skiing and glades in the world, you can choose from separate trips for Expert, Advanced, and Intermediate skiers and riders (even “Uber Expert” if you dare!)

Website: www.bigredcatskiing.com

Whitewater Ski Resort

Located just outside Nelson BC, on BC’s famous Powder Highway, Whitewater Ski Resort is renowned for receiving over 12 metres / 40 feet of light, dry, powder snow every season. The best thing about the big snow fall, is you don’t have to make room for big crowds common to other BC ski resorts.

Website:www.skiwhitewater.com

Valhalla Powdercats

Located deep in the heart of the legendary Selkirk Mountains, Valhalla Powdercats invites you to come and be professionally guided through a diverse and engaging mix of big mountain terrain. Our tenure is six times the size of Whistler and Blackcomb combined, offering seasoned skiers a hearty selection of high alpine bowls, steep, old-growth forests, and endless, untracked Kootenay powder all day long. Expect zero line ups, and the sweetest, deepest, white gold, you will ever have the good fortune to sink into.

Website: www.valhallapow.com

Back Jack Ski Club

Black Jack Ski Club is a nonprofit club of 600+ members located 3 km north of the alpine city of Rossland BC and across from Red Mountain Ski Resort. Our mission is to build a community of Nordic Skiers by providing and sustaining excellence in programs and services.

Website: www.skiblackjack.ca

Snowwater Heli Skiing

Every day at Snowwater, three groups of four guests are matched up and privately guided through 150,000 acres of engaging and magnificent terrain. Essentially that equates to volumes of deep powder, choice, juicy lines and no competition for fresh tracks!

Website: www.snowwater.com

Castlegar Nordic Club

The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has been providing well maintained cross country ski trails in the Paulson Recreation Area for the last 50 years. With 45 km of packed and tracked ski trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels, the club hosts over 15,000 user-days every season. There are trails for everyone, including a popular 7.5 km circular route from Mud Lake to the Ben Shaw cabin that is ideal for young families and beginners, as well as numerous longer, more challenging loop trails for intermediate and expert skiers. Several kilometres of untracked trails are available for the more advanced backcountry skier.

Website: www.castlegarnordic.ca

Summer Recreation

Redstone Resort

As soon as you arrive on the first tee at Redstone, you understand that Redstone is a spectacular 18 hole mountain golf course.

Located in Rossland, British Columbia, within easy driving distance of the Seattle and Vancouver areas, Redstone Resort features the only Les Furber “Signature” course in Canada. The historic clubhouse offers classic pub fare from a Red Seal chef and the resort can host weddings and banquets. The course offers membership opportunities and public play.

Website: www.redstoneresort.com

Christina Lake Golf Club

Established in 1962 as a 9 hole course, the Christina Lake Golf Course was expanded to an 18 hole 6785 yard course in 1986. The course expansion was designed by Les Furber and shows off his signature architecture with elevated tees, strategically bunkered greens and fairways, multi-tiered greens and four holes featuring water hazards. This is the first course in Canada to offer the unique feature of black sand traps. The course is regarded as one of the top 25 in British Columbia.

Website: www.christinalakegolfclub.com

Birchbank Golf Course

Situated along the banks of the mighty Columbia River with spectacular views of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, the Birchbank Golf Club is a fully mature, tree-lined classic. Known for its large greens and lush contoured fairways, this impeccably conditioned course offers plenty of length and some riveting elevation changes. With four sets of tees, the Birchbank Golf Club offers a great golfing experience for any golfer

Website: www.birchbankgolf.com/home/

Castlegar Golf Club

Castlegar’s Golf Course, rated four star by Golf Digest, has been singled out by major golfing magazines as among the best golf courses to play in Canada. We have been praised for providing outstanding value with a remarkable golfing experience. The Castlegar Golf Club is a championship 18 hole, semi-private golf course situated above the Columbia River. Our facilities include a fully stocked Golf Shop, Restaurant, Clubhouse and a 20 Site RV Park. We also offer the following amenities: private lessons, driving range, practice greens, club rentals and power carts.

Website: www.golfcastlegar.com

Balfour Golf Course

This magnificent 6510-yard golfing challenge, designed by Les Furber, features private lakefront meadows and majestic forests. Winding up and down through the Selkirk Mountains, stellar fairway and green conditions cap an awe-inspiring golfing experience. This hidden gem is located only 25 minutes north of Nelson, BC near the Kootenay Lake Ferry Terminal. Three hours drive from Spokane or Coeur D’Alene, four hours from Kelowna, and equidistant seven hours from Vancouver and Calgary.

Website: www.golfbalfour.com

Granite Pointe Golf Club

Your experience through Nelson’s mountain golfing adventure at Granite Pointe Golf Course begins with park-like settings, generous fairways and some great water hazards. The back nine traverses through mountainous terrain, some holes offering elevated tee boxes. Our Three Aces, Holes 15-16-17, offer some very good scoring opportunities. We don’t like to brag, but #16 (our signature hole) was voted one of the top holes in BC. You’ll also notice a monster sized chunk of Granite partially blocking your view of the flag on #18.

Website: www.granitepointe.ca/index.html

Champion Lakes Golf Course

Our spectacular Champion Lakes Golf Course gives the golfer a feeling that is not found anywhere else near Fruitvale. We feature 9 holes of Fruitvale golf that is ideal for all levels of golfers and is designed to help you improve your game. Our idyllic settings will let you step away from life for a little while and focus on your golf passion. You will be able to test your skill set with our long fairways, several water hazards and tactically placed sand traps. After your round of golf, you will be keen to return and play more.

Website: www.golfchampionlakes.com

Mountain Valley Sports Fishing

Fly fishing with Dwayne D’Andrea is experiencing the Columbia River done right. Dwayne was born and raised in Castlegar and has been fishing the Columbia River for over 35 years. We are a West Kootenay fly fishing guide company established back in the early 90’s and proud to say the first fly fishing company located in Southern British Columbia specializing on the Columbia and Slocan rivers. While we guide you on these great systems, you receive the benefits of fishing unclassified waters – therefore no daily fees, unlike the classified St. Marry’s and Elk rivers to the east of us. This will lead you to substantial savings on extended stays.

Website: www.kootenayflyfishing.com

Castlegar Fly Fishing Guide

Specialized in guiding fishermen and fisherwomen to satisfying days on the lakes and rivers surrounding the beautiful city of Castlegar located right at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers and the Lower Arrow Lake.

Website: www.castlegarflyshop.ca

Castlegar Fly Fishing Guide

Specialized in guiding fishermen and fisherwomen to satisfying days on the lakes and rivers surrounding the beautiful city of Castlegar located right at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers and the Lower Arrow Lake.

Website: www.castlegarflyshop.ca

Kootenay Columbia Trails Society

Rossland’s rich gold mining heritage, created a vast network of miner’s and horse trails, rail grades and wagon roads that surround the community. Many of these now serve as the foundation to one of the finest trail networks in North America

Website: www.kcts.ca

Revolution Cycle

All trails are graded for difficulty with plenty of Easy, Intermediate, Expert and Advanced Only trails. Also, they are all sign posted in the woods so it’s easy to tell where you are and where you want to go.
The Seven Summits Trail received IMBA Epic status in 2005 and BIKE mag’s ‘Trail of the Year’ in 2007. It’s an awesome alpine ridge ride traversing 30 km of the southern Monashee Mountains.

Website: www.revolutioncycles.ca

Gerick Sports

Gerick Sports is the premier store of its kind in eastern British Columbia. We are the largest retailer of bikes, skis, hockey and all sporting goods. We pride ourselves on having service and customer care that can not be equalled. At Gericks don’t just expect the best sales and service, expect a smile every time you come in.

Website: www.gerick.ca