Community Profile


Recently voted Canada’s #1 Outdoor Town by Explore magazine, Rossland has an impressive and diverse business community with many innovative entrepreneurs, consultants, tele-workers and professional executives who have all asked the same question. Here are some of their answers:

"Rossland allows us an incredible lifestyle with mountain adventure at our door step. Having a world-class ski resort within city limits is pretty impressive!"

"Rossland is large enough to provide our family with high quality schools, excellent recreation opportunities, affordable housing - in short an amazing quality of life all within a safe and vibrant community."

"Since my business is 100% web-based, I can really live anywhere in the world. I chose Rossland as my ideal location as I can bike or ski literally from my front door and my home and office cost a fraction when compared to any urban centre. Where else could I have this lifestyle in a town with great amenities and mountain adventure this accessible?"

"My family was tired of the big city and were shopping around for a smaller city to relocate ourselves and our business with lifestyle paramount in our minds. We narrowed our search to 5 communities in BC and visited Rossland as the 3rd option. We never did make it to the last 2 options as we fell in love with Rossland and never left! The community really provides everything we could want and lets us live a more balanced life where family, health and adventure trump being in a cubicle. Amazingly, Rossland manages to meet our city habits with its cafés, restaurants and nightlife. We’re here to stay!"

"We wanted a mountain town and we looked at lots such as Banff and Canmore.  We had friends in Nelson but it was too big for us.  We came and walked down the main street of Rossland and saw that there was community shopping, and it was such a beautiful natural setting, the people were so friendly and the house prices were great."

"I wanted clean slate and Rossland was ranked as one of the 10 best places in North America to live.  I went on a powder triangle trip to Nelson, Rossland, Fernie and Golden.  I liked Rossland the best.  I looked at the school rankings and Rossland was one of the top schools.  Rossland is a piece of heaven."

"There are so many things that keep us here in addition to the ski hill.  There is great community spirit, easy access to recreation and green space, a great grocery store, great cultural attractions including musical groups and restaurants, the Trail aquatic centre, regional sports.  The list just goes on and on."

"Access to the outdoors, clean air, safety and the fact that people know each other are critical aspects of Rossland’s appeal."

"Clean air. Clean water. Beautiful mountains. Fun town. Need I say more?"

Rossland is the ideal location if you, your family and your employees value lifestyle over the urban grind. Come for a visit and see for yourself why Rossland is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. For more information about relocating to Rossland, visit or contact our Chamber of Commerce who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or to arrange for a tour of our town and the incredible lifestyle opportunity that awaits you. In the meantime, visit the business links section to get started.