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.
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.
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
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
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.
Memorial Lava Bed Park
Just north of West Kitsumkalum Forest Service Road turnoff past
Lava Lake lies the Anhluutukwsim Laxmihl Angwingaasanskwhl
Nisgaa (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
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.
The electrical utility, BC Hydro, put power into Rosswood recently
allowing for greater expansion throughout the valley.
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
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.