Day 5

Nelson, BC to Rossland, BC

DATE: Friday, September 18

Castlegar Sculpture Walk

DISTANCE: 61 miles / 98 km

Start elev. 1,835 ft., end 3,493 ft.

map and elevation/grade charts

MAIN FEATURES: Green Provincial Park, Castlegar’s Sculpture Walk, Columbia River, Kootenay River

Leaving Nelson we will approach Castlegar which is located on the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers and also features many historical sites that may be of interest to you. The scenery along this section is beautiful with many vistas of the surrounding mountains, rivers and dams – so have your camera ready.

Rossland

As you ride through community the of Castlegar, keep your eyes open for their amazing Sculpture Walk that you won’t want to miss. There are 20+ sculptures of various media placed all over town, many are on the street you are riding on – so get off your bike, stretch your legs and enjoy. You won’t be disappointed. We then begin our climb toward Nancy Green Provincial Park and our destination of Rossland, where our amazing crew will be with you every pump of the pedal – so if you need help or a lift we will be there for you. Rossland is often called Canada’s Alpine City and is renowned as the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World”. So if you enjoy mountain biking or some extremely scenic hiking this might be a community you will want to return to.