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Rossland: Our History in Pictures

The Rossland pool opened Aug. 8, 1932. 
Photo 2291.0027 digitized courtesy of Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History.

As we transition into summertime, we’d like to share one of our favourite photos of the Rossland Swimming Pool on Columbia Avenue during the summer of 1966. 

Plans for the pool were presented by a delegation from the Canadian Legion to Rossland City Council in April 1932, and construction - relying mainly on volunteer labour - started two months later. 

The estimated cost was $4,000, which is just over $84,500 today. 

The pool opened Aug. 8, 1932. 

The Rossland Miner newspaper described the swimming pool as “one of the most fully-equipped and pretty places of the kind to be found anywhere.” 

Rossland came together to make the pool a reality and it’s been a favourite swim spot ever since. 

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Do you have original photos capturing Rossland’s storied history? 

Consider donating them to the Rossland archives, we can scan them and you retain the original.