Downtown Rossland
(Dave Heath photo)


Historic & Heritage Sites

Heritage buildings  (Picture BC photo)

Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)

Rossland's history includes stories of wild fortunes, great losses, and remarkable feats, dating back to the exciting and turbulent gold rush era of the late 1800s.

Rossland Mining History

Although the city's first claims staked in 1887 proved to be of little value, persistence paid off. In 1890, Moris & Bourgeois staked the Le Roi claim on Red Mountain. Excitement began to surge through the camp, and Ross Thompson pre-empted a town site which he first called "Thompson" but quickly changed to Rossland. An illustrious and profitable mining industry existed in the area for nearly four decades. Rossland's respect for its hardworking heritage is reflected in the preserved historic buildings dotted around town, and the many festivals and events honouring the history of this "Golden City".

Historic Walking Tours

Pick up a Historical Heritage Walking Tour brochure from the Rossland Visitor Centre, and take a stroll past buildings dating back to the gold rush era.

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Rossland Museum - Rossland

1100 Hwy 3B
Rossland, British Columbia
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The mountaintop city of Rossland welcomes visitors to its museum & outdoor history park. Enjoy a guided site tour of the museum outdoor displays, a mine tour video, try your hand at gold panning & visit the amazing Geology Centre. The museum displays bring Rossland's remarkable story to life for your viewing pleasure. Several new displays have been added for 2014.

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