This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rossland. To help you make friends with Rossland before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Rossland is a city in British Columbia, Canada, which is very well known in the area for the many winter activities you can engage in here. In fact, the best places to visit and stay in Rossland are the hostels and ski resorts in and around the city, many of which also host international skiing tournaments during the winter. If you do not want to go outdoors, you can enjoy the snow indoors as well.
You can find a few hostels in Rossland. They are not the cheapest in Canada, but they are much more affordable than the resorts. Hostel owners tend to be incredibly friendly. If you can get an owner talking about the history of Rossland, he or she will probably talk about Ian Lockey and Kim Joines, Paralympic heroes born and raised in the city.
Among the many sights to see in Rossland are the ski bars. These are unique to Canada and are the best place to unwind after a day out on the slopes. They are known for throwing some infamous parties during the weekends and at special times throughout the year. Other infamous places in Rossland include the Flying Steamshovel Hotel, a great place to learn about the legend of a local daredevil.
Remember that Rossland is a paradise for a skier, which means you will not see open shops in town if there are more than fifteen centimeters of snow on a day.
Downtown Rossland is a lovely urban area lined with coffee shops, good eateries, stores, and more. A local brewery offers craft beer that tastes like no other. Downtown also features an art gallery, gym, and more places to visit. As one of the oldest cities in the entirety of Canada, the town of Rossland has a wonderful museum in which you can learn more about the country and the local culture.
Written by local enthusiast for Rossland hostelsJakob Lombardi