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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns >  Yellowhead Hwy > Rosswood

Rosswood is located 42 km (26 miles) north of Terrace and 49 km (30 miles) south of New Aiyansh on the Nisga'a Hwy. Rosswood is a small community that is situated on the north-east side of Kitsumkalum Lake.

Rosswood General Store
There is a small store located in Rosswood called the Rosswood General Store. It is located right on the Nisga'a Hwy as you travel through the small community.

Excellent Mountain Views
Besides the store there are some hobby farms and a few horse ranches plus some cabins located along Kitsumkalum Lake. The whole area contains some excellent panoramic views of the mountains which surround the area and Kitsumkalum Lake. Although the community is small, the locals are quite friendly and prefer the laid-back atmosphere of Rosswood.

Sandy Beaches on Kitsumkalum Lake
There are two really nice Forest Service Recreation sites across Kitsumkalum Lake from Rosswood on West Kitsumkalum Forest Service Road. One is called Redsand Beach; the other Hart Farm. Both have sandy beaches, offer wilderness camping plus access to the lake. There are several trails around if you like walking with great scenic views.

West Kitsumkalum Forest Service Road
Access to West Kitsumkalum Forest Service Road is located north of Rosswood just past the bridge over Cedar River just before the Lava Beds. You can also access the southern end of West Kitsumkalum Forest Service Road at Terrace just east of the Kitsumkalum River Bridge on Hwy 16. Make sure to fuel up and get convenience goods at the Kitsumkalum Tempo Gas Bar before venturing up to Rosswood.

Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park
Just north of West Kitsumkalum Forest Service Road turnoff past Lava Lake lies the Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a (Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park). This was the site of British Columbia's last volcanic eruption which happened approximately 250 years ago. This is a must-see if you are travelling in this area.

Provincial Park Campground
There is a Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park if you require camping and, for supplies, go to New Aiyansh located on the hill just beyond the north side of the park.

BC Hydro
The electrical utility, BC Hydro, put power into Rosswood recently allowing for greater expansion throughout the valley.

Rosswood Community Hall
There are some exciting things going on Rosswood right now. The community is currently working with a grant to restore the wonderful community log hall with the addition of a garden on the hall grounds welcoming everyone here.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Rosswood please remember this is Bear Country as is the rest of BC. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and practice good outdoor wildlife procedures.

Information on Rosswood



Map of Rosswood and Kitsumkalum Lake
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Rosswood General Store
Rosswood General Store


Mountain Scenery
Mountain Scenery


Kitsumkalum Lake
Kitsumkalum Lake


Mountain Scenery
Mountain Scenery


BC Hydro Electrical Utility
BC Hydro Electrical Utility

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