A Unique & AuthenticExperience

Rossland is located in the beautiful Kootenay Rockies Region of British Columbia, and is home of Red Mountain Resort and Big Red Cats, the world's largest cat skiing operation. With the addition of Grey Mountain at RED Mountain we now have one of the biggest ski resorts in western Canada. Located on the Powder Highway, in the Kootenay Rockies, Rossland offers both summer and winter charm. An unpretentious community which still offers a unique and authentic experience to all of our visitors.

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Rossland is your entrance to the Kootenay Gateway. Our location, simply put, is as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists alike. With seemingly endless terrain and an urban”ish”-mountain culture, you will soon see why tourists turn into residents who then make Rossland their home-base for life. Explore at your own pace. Forget "doing it all" because there's a LOT to do. Actually, forget doing anything if you prefer peace and quiet to adrenaline surges. Ride a horse. Ride a bike. Ride a golf cart. Ride a bar stool. We won't judge. Just get up here and stay long enough to let all that special seep in. Don’t spin your wheels! Be sure to stop by the Rossland Museum Visitor Centre and Kootenay Gateway Offices to catch-up with a local on where the party’s at, what trails are wicked that day and for directions or accommodation suggestions to fulfil your adventure.

Meet Our FriendlyNeighbours


From its streetcar to its hundreds of heritage buildings to its stunning scenery on the shores of Kootenay Lake, Nelson is a world-class recreational destination with real town charm. You can zipline, fish, golf, ski, snowmobile—you name it. Conveniently located halfway between Calgary and Vancouver but miles away from the nearest big city headache.


Home to an airport and a college, Castlegar is the perfect place to make sure that real life doesn't get in the way of your adventures. It's a spot that cares about living better not just more. You'll fit right in and enjoy great museums, a youthful vibe, and every sport you've ever heard of right out the back door.


The mighty Columbia river running through Trail could tell some stories, sonny boy… The river is the heart of this city that offers innovative industry and lifestyle including incredible award-winning floral displays, an aquatic centre, a water park, a hospital, and more.


Fruitvale was originally named Beaver Siding in 1893 as a railway stop for the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway (later acquired by the Great Northern Railroad). In 1906, Fruitvale Limited purchased a great deal of land on both sides of this stop and changed the name to Fruitvale in a bid to attract settlement in the area.


Bordering the City of Trail to the east and the City of Rossland to the west, the Village of Warfield is a small family focused community with a population of approximately 1700 residents. The Village of Warfield is encompassed by the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains which makes the Village of Warfield an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts year round.