Rossland celebrates Canada Day

Weather may not have been on the side of Sunday’s Canada Day activities, but they managed to go off almost without a hitch in Rossland.

Many made the hike through fog and some rain Sunday for the Canada Day hike up Mount Roberts.

Many made the hike through fog and some rain Sunday for the Canada Day hike up Mount Roberts.

Weather may not have been on the side of Sunday’s Canada Day activities, but they managed to go off almost without a hitch in Rossland.

In Trail, Castlegar and Nelson, some activities had to be cancelled because of rain dangers to performers. And rain it did, though the rain halted long enough to allow the traditional Canada Day hike up Mount Roberts to go on.

Those that made it to the top to see the flag raised had to make their way through fog and rain, not to mention ample amounts of mud on the way.

Later in the morning the weather cleared up a bit and provided a great view of the area, with Rossland and Red Mountain far below and the other mountains stretching to the horizon.

There was some initial trouble getting the flag to the top of the pole, as the rope snagged, but the enormous flag now waves true at the top of Roberts and can be seen from town.

The flag pole and plaque was first put up there in 1997 with the assistance of Teck.

A group of Pathfinders from Ontario also made the trek up the mountain.

The hike was followed by cake and a barbecue at Pioneer Park.