Support Your Community, Shop Local (and Win!) This Holiday Season

Thanks to the local business owners who took advantage of promoting a unique offering this holiday season in our weekly newspaper features, radio advertisements and across social media platforms. With support from the Columbia Basin Trust’s Holiday Buy Local Grant, the Chamber spearheaded a cross-promotional initiative with the Trail Times and EZ Rock: #ThinkLocalFirst Holiday Edition.  More Info

Not a business owner – you can still participate! Check out the weekly #ThinkLocalFirst Holiday Edition Hint, published in the Trail Times and shared on EZ Rock. If you think you know the name of the South Kootenay business being hinted at, email your answer to for your chance to win a holiday prize basket full of local goodies, valued at $1000. Everyone who submits a correct answer will be entered into the draw, with a winner selected before Christmas. Submissions must be in by 11:00 am PST on December 23rd. And remember: #Think Local First!

These business owners took advantage of this opportunity; see what unique products & services they have to offer…

Ruala Cafe’s 15-inch stuffed crust pizza makes a mouthwatering gift. Pick up your gift card today, and treat a loved one to dinner over the holidays.

Rossland Heritage Commission encourages you to give the gift of Rossland history. Available at The Gold Rush Bookstore (Rossland), Crockett Book Company (Trail), and Otter Books (Nelson).

Good Stuff’s holiday display includes some gorgeous signs, books, hooks, and even a whiskey tasting party! Our store is packed with the perfect gifts for hard-to-buy-for loved ones.

Benedict’s Steakhouse & Tunnel Pub has gift certificates available in any denomination for dine-in or take out service. Call 250-368-3360 or stop by to pick one up.

L’Bears Natural Foods is looking to lift your spirits during this difficult time. All essential oils and diffusers are 15% off.

Waneta Plaza offers a variety of grocery, fashion, necessities, professional services and other shops to meet your family’s holiday needs.

Madhu Wellness Collective stocks self-care and yoga products for your home wellness regime. Give the gift of self care and stay vibrant through the winter season with your own yoga mat & props.

Dahl Mechanical is here to help with all your residential or commercial plumbing, heating, and gas fitting needs. It’s a great time to upgrade and take advantage of Fortis rebates! 250-231-3105

Buddy’s Place would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. The Trail shop has partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s annual Project Red Ribbon campaign to promote sober driving during the holiday season.

Trail Museum & Archives Gift Shop suggests a vintage Smoke Eaters’ souvenir for the hockey fan or the brand new 2021 archival calendar for the history enthusiast. Drop by the Trail Riverfront Centre to browse our full gift selection.

Elevate Performance & Therapy now offers CrossFit in addition to personal training. Give the gift of accountability with guided, high-intensity workouts in a safe group setting.

Kootenay Gateway’s artisan art and souvenir store is stocked with handcrafted locally made goods ideal for gifting.

The Velvet Restaurant & Lounge at The Josie is taking the hassle out of cooking this year with the Christmas To-Go dinner package. Enjoy a turkey or prime rib family-style feast! 778-457-5227

Buttercup Refill delivers eco-friendly cleaning and personal care products in swappable glass jars right to your door. Give the gift of reducing plastic waste.

Happy Hills online farm store has a beautifully curated selection of locally grown farm fresh food and farm crafted goods! Choose individual items or let us create a beautiful customized gift bag.

Redstone Resort punch passes make the perfect gift for you and your loved ones. No expiry dates, easy online order, and they fit perfectly in a stocking or envelope.

Brilliant Elements’ most popular creations are these decorative forest animals, layered with BC mountains and trees. Available in two sizes, these are the perfect gift for the nature lover on your list!

Pharmasave Trail has thoughtful, practical, and whimsical gifts for all ages, including this luxury faux fur throw with reverse sherpa.

Better Life Fitness, Rossland’s award-winning fitness facility, offers strength machines, free weights, cardio, and more! Gift cards available.

Stoked Float offers a classic apres-ski menu as your ski lodge off the hill, as well as digital media & creative production services. Give the gift of variety with this gift

Benson Oil has been supplying the Southern Interior with lubricants, tanks, pumps, equipment & full service fuel distribution for 75 years! Treat your equipment right this winter with Aspen Fuel for peak performance.

A Challenger Auto Detailing gift certificate makes the perfect stocking stuffer! We’ve been pampering your personal and work vehicles for over 30 years and we thank you for your faithful support! (250) 368-9100

The Doorway has gifts for everyone on your list, and offers curbside pickup for locals as well as Canada-wide shipping. Check out our brand new website:

West Kootenay Eco Society has the perfect gift that you don’t even have to mail. Send a thoughtful e-card to your loved ones for a healthy and happy community.

Rossland Beer Company has a holiday mixer case in the forecast! 12-packs of 650ml bomber bottles featuring 4 different kinds of delicious beer are available, plus beer merch and gift certificates. A portion of proceeds from each mixer case will be donated to the food back. Cheers!

Give a gift to families in need via Re/Max All Pro Realty Ltd.’s 5th annual toy drive. Volunteers are collecting new and gently used gifts to be distributed throughout our community by the Salvation Army and United Way.

Wild Smile Events’ pre-designed and build-your-own gift boxes like this one (the “Perk Me Up”) are perfect for everyone on your list. Filled with local goodies and biodegradable filler, each also sends a $5 donation to Girl in the Wild. Order online at

Bear Country Kitchen’s Epicurean cutting boards are knife-friendly, dishwasher-safe, and offer superior sanitation with no residual odours. Available in a variety of sizes and colours, all made in North America. / 250.362.3355

The Nadi Tree offers a unique variety of fitness, yoga, and meditation classes in live, virtual, and on-demand formats. Classes combine the principles of yoga philosophy, functional strength, and metabolic conditioning to support a well-balanced weekly routine.

The Trail Smoke Eaters have all kinds of gifts perfect for the Smokies fan on your list. Order online and pick up in store (located in the Trail Memorial Centre), or choose delivery (we ship across Canada and the US!)  / 250-364-9994.

House of Paws has all of your pets’ holiday needs covered, from locally handmade collars to cat and dog toys. And don’t forget the treats! In-store shopping, curbside pickup and Rossland-wide delivery makes it easy to check the pets in your life off your list.

Riverside Wine Barrel Designs offers beautiful handcrafted home decor made from oak barrels. We’re located in Trail and offer curbside pickup.

Bombshack is offering Bogs Boots in addition to mouthwatering candy, fabulous new & new-to-you clothing,  and fun things for tweens. Sizes 7T-7Y (Eur 23-40) in stock—perfect for your growing big kid! Virtual shopping, curbside pick up and delivery are all available.

Star Grocery offers fine Italian foods, cheese, meats, and groceries. Come visit us in the Gulch!

(250) 364-1824

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