With a deep history of biking on old railway beds, miners’ trails and whisky running routes, Rossland is one of the founding bike destinations in BC and is also known as the Mountain Bike Capital of Canada. Rossland has a full-time, paid trails crew that maintains and labels our huge myriad of trails. The cross country trails are reknowned for being phenomenal- but we also have plenty of free-ride and downhill trails for enthusiasts.
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Rossland is located 10 kilometres north of the Canada/US border, and is 2.5 hours drive from the Spokane, WA International Airport, or 3.5 hours drive from Kelowna, BC International Airport. Daily regional flights are available from Vancouver and Calgary to Castlegar (30 minutes from Rossland) and Trail Airports (15 minutes from Rossland), a short drive from the town.
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From Spokane, Washington - 2.5 hours:
From the airport, follow signs for eastbound Interstate 90. Exit the I-90 at exit #281 (US 395N – Division Street). Drive north along Division Street through Spokane. Continue to follow Hwy. 395 N through Chewelah and Colville. At Kettle Falls, turn right onto Hwy. 25 N. Continue along Hwy 25 through Northport to the Patterson BC customs office. In Canada, Hwy 25 becomes Hwy 22. Follow Hwy 22 until you reach Rossland on your right,
From Kelowna, British Columbia - 3.5 hours:
From the airport, turn left on Airport Way and follow signs for Highway 97. Turn left onto Highway 97, then, from there, you can turn left onto Highway 33. Highway 33 continues for 130km, then you can turn left on the Crowsnest Highway, or Highway 3. 140 km later, you can turn right on Highway 3b for 24 km, and you will see Rossland on the left.
From Vancouver, British Columbia - 7 hours:
Take TRANSCANADA 1 eastbound to Hope. At Hope, follow Hwy 3 through Princeton, Osoyoos, and Grand Forks. At Nancy Greene Lake, approximately 45 minutes past Grand Forks, turn right onto Hwy 3B. Follow Hwy 3B until you reach Rossland.
From Calgary, Alberta - 7.5 hours:
Go West on TRANS CANADA 1 through Banff to provincial Hwy 93. Go South on Hwy 93 through Cranbrook to provincial Hwy 3. Go Southwest on Hwy 3 through Creston to Hwy 3A. At Trail, turn left onto Hwy 22 to Rossland.
There are a number of flights available that access Rossland by travel through Canada and the United States.
Travel through the United States:
Most Americans and International travelers find the quickest and most cost efficient method of travel is to fly into the Spokane, WA international airport, rent a car or take the Red Express shuttle and drive north to Rossland, BC. Approximately a 2.5 hour drive from the Spokane Airport, the drive is scenic, straight-forward and hassle-free. Spokane International Airport is serviced by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, ExpressJet, Delta, Skywest Airlines, United/United Express, or US Airways.
For further information on the Spokane International Airport visit: http://www.spokaneairports.net
Travel through Canada:
Most individuals traveling through Canada fly into Calgary, AB or Vancouver, BC and take a connecting flight to Castlegar Municipal Airport or Trail Regional Airport. Air Canada Jazz flies into Castlegar from Calgary and Vancouver daily, while Pacific Coastal Airlines flies into Trail Regional Airport from Vancouver, BC, daily.
Kelowna International Airport is serviced by Air Canada, WestJet, or Horizon Air and is approximately a 3.5 hour drive from Rossland. Shuttles are available and must be booked through Red Central Reservations in advance.