Canada Day, Rossland style

It's Canada Day on Monday, July 1 and events in the mountain community of Rossland are going up. Literally.

Git yer Canuck on this Monday.

It’s Canada Day on Monday, July 1 and events in the mountain community of Rossland are going up.

Literally.

The day starts with a hike up Mount Roberts at 9 a.m.

This favourite annual community hike is a must. And to hike it with your fellow Canadians—conquering Rossland’s iconic peak—to raise an enormous Canadian flag is nothing short of breathtakingly patriotic.

The flag raising happens at 11:30 a.m. at the top of the mountain. Energetic hikers can get to the top in less than an hour and a half.

Those who need the extra time should start the hike earlier. According to hike organizers, proper footwear and water is a must, and consider preparing yourself in advance for the steep grade.

“Don’t let this daunt you, because the view from the top is amazing,” according to organizers.

Back down in Rossland in Pioneer Park more lowland activities will occur. From 12:30-3 p.m. Canada Day festivities will take place—complete with cake, made by the wonderful Sweet Dreams Cakery—and official Canadian music will be played.

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