Rossland Museum & LeRoi Gold Mine (Museum)

 

In the late 19th century LeRoi Mine triggered Rossland’s own gold rush. Take an underground tour of the mine and explore the working conditions of the mine workers in the late 19th-early 20th century. The guided tour will take you deep into Red Mountain to its intersection with the Le Roi shaft 300 feet below the surface. You will see early drill machines and mining tools, follow through the narrow and cold tunnels of the mine and learn about the gold extraction process of the 19th century. At the end of the tour can even try your luck at panning for gold.

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Contact Information

museum@rossland.com
Toll Free: (888) 448-7444

Additional Information

Museum Hours of Operation

Daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tour Hours:

  • May and June: 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30
  • July and August: every 30 minutes from 9:30 to 3:30.
  • September: please phone to book a tour time.

User Reviews

Not worth it, don't bother

Submitted by Guest on August 13, 2013

The underground portion of the tour is closed. Do not waste your time and money on this museum, it is a shadow of what it used to be. The place looks some what abandoned, at the very least rather un-kept & messy.

The tour guide we had was very detached and un-interested. They have not done a very good job letting the public know that the underground tour is closed. Several internet sites still speak about the open mine tour, and if you look on their homepage you will NOT see a notice of the mine being closed, you have to go thru several pages to find it...very misleading in my opinion. I sent a message to the museum office advising them of our experience and nobody even bothered to acknowledge my email. Thank you. Our group as well as the people we met along the trip were very disappointed that the mine tour was closed. I admit, part if it is my fault for not spending more time sifting thru their website and locating the notice but they really should put this notice in bold print on their front page as this is, or rather was, the main reason for the museum's existence. Go to the Sullivan Mine tour in Cranbrook or the BC mine museum in Britannia beach...much better tours and displays.

 

Very Interesting

Submitted by Guest on August 5, 2009

The underground tour was really awesome. You can really understand the tough working conditions of the mine worker when you are inside the mountain.

 

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