Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
It can sometimes seem like skiing has always been here in Rossland, but such is not the case. This town’s origin story is actually better than any superhero’s. Find out how mining, smelting (“you smelt it, you dealt it?”) and a Norwegian nutcase named Olaus Jeldness conspired to create this alpine paradise, almost by accident. (If you’ve seen the serious statue on the main drag and wondered who it was, that was Olaus, our first and finest local legend.)
Find out the full story at the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre and wish you were here for the olden days. Well, except for that crappy olden days wireless... Watch the video of the underground mine tour that the Museum sits atop and hit the Visitor Centre, Archives, Kids Area, and Gift Shop for the full experience. History isn’t boring just because your history teacher was!