Seeking excitement? Adventure? Culture? Rossland may be a small city, but it's pretty big on activities.
Set on an ancient volcanic valley deep in the Monashee Mountains in the Kootenay Rockies region, Rossland (population: 3,278) is an outdoor adventure mecca for fans of mountain biking, hiking, cross-county skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding, cat-skiing, golfing and more.
Voted "Canada's #1 Outdoor Town" in 2007 by Canadian outdoor magazine Explore, Rossland's stunning landscape and epic mountain trails have also made it renowned as being one of Canada's top mountain biking spots – no small feat in a country covered in mountains and trails!
Seven Summits and Trails
In fact, Rossland's flagship trail, the Seven Summits, is not for gutter bunnies or newbies. It traverses more than 30km/18mi across stunning and high peaks. The SS Skyline trail was awarded Epic Ride status by the International Mountain Bike Association and Trail of the Year by the US's Bike Magazine.