BIKEMountain biking and road cycling from April thru October in Rossland
GOLFThere are many beautiful golf courses in and around Rossland
SKICross-country, Downhill, Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR AMERICAN VISITORS: Due to new changes in border policy, called the WHTI, or the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, visitors from the United States should be aware that U.S. Customs no longer accepts oral declarations of citizenship. On-land and sea crossings require proof of citizenship. A government-issued photo ID (driver's license) and a birth certificate is acceptable, but a passport is highly recommended.
Read the latest: http://www.dhs.gov/xtrvlsec/crossingborders/whtibasics.shtm.
Outlets and voltage (110 volts) are the same as in the United States. Small appliances such as hair dryers, irons, razors, etc. can be used in Canada. For visitors from other countries, adapters are required for electrical appliances. The frequency of electrical current in Canada is 60 Hz.
Rossland, British Columbia is in the Pacific Standard Time Zone. The same as Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
English and French are Canada's two official languages. English is the predominant language in British Columbia.
Money & Banking
Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Nelson and District Credit Union has an automatic teller machines (ATM) which is accessible 24 hours a day. ATMs accept Cirrus, Plus and Interac and can also be found at:
Credit Card use is widespread. Visa, Mastercard, American Express are accepted in nearly all shops, restaurants and hotels. Check with the vendor if you are unsure.
The Nelson and District Credit Union in Rossland can exchange currency.
Tipping is standard practice. The standard minimum tip is 15 per cent. Tips are also given to taxi drivers, hairdressers, bartenders, spa therapists, hotel attendants and bellhops.
Harmonised Sales Tax (HST)
The 12 percent Federal Harmonised Sales Tax (HST) is a tax applicable to most goods and services purchased in Canada, regardless of whether the buyer is a resident of or visitor to Canada.
For more information go to the Canada Revenue Agency website.