Elevated beauty, unassuming charm and a golden past characterize Rossland, British Columbia. From mountain biking and hiking the 185+ kilometres of trail maintained and managed by the KCTS, to golfing at 18-hole Redstone Golf Resort, to skiing and snowboarding at Red Mountain Resort—Western Canada's oldest ski hill—we'd argue that our little region of the Kootenays is the best place to live, work, play or visit year round.

Rossland is located approximately halfway between Vancouver and Calgary on Highway 3B, only 6 km north of the U.S. border. Nestled between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges in the heart of the West Kootenays, Rossland boasts a glowing reputation as a highly desirable location in which to recreate and plant roots.

Rossland - the golden city


Population (2021): 4,410

Elevation: 1,023 metres (3,410 feet)

Money & Banking: The Nelson and District Credit Union at 2071 Columbia Ave has a 24-hour ATM and currency exchange. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM. Ferraro Foods also has an ATM. Almost all shops, restaurants and accommodation accept credit cards. 5% GST and 7% PST taxes are applicable to most goods and services purchased in British Columbia, regardless of whether the buyer is a resident or visitor to Canada—this is typically added to the price.


Lions Campground
932 Black Bear Drive, Rossland, BC
Open May to October

Bike Stores:

Revolution Cycles
1990 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC

Rossland Outdoor
2040 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC

Gerick Cycle and Sports
930 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC

Shuttle Services:

Kootenay Mountain Shuttle


The Seven Summits trail draws riders from across the globe to attempt this epic ride, and most look out across the mountain skyline and wonder if there are other world class rides close by. Fortunately, Rossland riding is so much more than the 7 Summits. We are blessed with a lifetime of incredible riding nearby, with several trails deserving a spot on anyone's bucket list. If you're visiting, explore our recommendations below to taste some of the best trails and nearby riding destinations.

Weekend Plan

  • Seven Summits
  • Red Top, Monticola, Whiskey, Crown Point

3–4 Day Plan

  • Seven Summits
  • Red Top, Monticola, Whiskey, Crown Point
  • Full Monte, Milky Way, Redhead, Sunningdale
  • Nelson Area (70+ rides in Nelson area, including classics such as Hitman, Paper Bag, EliSim, Log Jam and Placenta Descenta)

Week-Long Plan

  • All the trails above, plus Castlegar Area (69 mountain bike trails, with many trail/climbing options at Merry Creek or advanced shuttles like Grandiflorum or The Awakener)
  • Colville National Forest trails in Washington state
    • The US Forest Service has created an extraordinary trail infrastructure throughout Washington with miles of stellar, uncrowded singletrack. The 3 best venues within a day trip from Rossland include:
      • Hall MountainGrassy TopNoisy Creek trails - Gorgeous alpine ridge ride to 6,323-ft Hall Mountain, then super flowy descent to Sullivan Lake.
      • Kettle Crest Trails - Between Republic and Kettle Falls lies 5,575-ft Sherman Pass. Quality circuits or 'out and backs' exist on both sides of Hwy 20.
      • Abercrombie Mountain - A circular loop trail climbs to the 7,308-ft summit before descending to the trailhead and campground.