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Kootenay Rockies

Rossland

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Canada's Mountain Biking Capital

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. It is also known as the "Mountain Bike Capital of Canada" by Explore Magazine. With a full-time, paid crew that maintains and labels the massive myriad of trails the title comes naturally.

From kid-friendly Centennial to pump 'n' swoop on Larry's to the radical rock slabs of Sudden Exposure, Rossland's got the entire spectrum of fun covered. Killer cross-country, free-ride, and downhill are all found in this bike mecca.

Number of Trails:
134
Highest Elevation:
2,371 m
Trails:
easy
34
intermediate
58
difficult
32
extra difficult
10

Rossland Inspiration

Uncover stories of Canada's mountain bike capital.

Getting Here & Trail Access

You can drive by Rossland if you're not paying attention. That's what maks this special little town in the Kootenay Rockies such a gem to discover.

Rossland, located in the West Kootenays, is easily accesssible from towns on both sides of the Canada/USA border.

Driving Distances & Times:

  • Spokane - 195 km (121 mi), 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Kelowna - 305 km (190 mi), 4 hours
  • Vancouver - 620 km (385 mi), 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Calgary - 620 (385 mi), 7 hours 30 minutes

Rossland is accessible via four nearby airport locations. The closest airport is the Trail Regional Airport serviced by Pacific Coastal Airlines with daily flights from Vancouver and Calgary.

Other options include the West Kootenay Regional Airport and Spokane International Aiport in Washington.

Trails is Rossland can be accessed from five main areas:

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Support Our Local Trails

Consider supporting the associations in Rossland that help maintain the trails and advocate for the mountain bike community.

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