I'm not sure you're allowed to visit Trail and _not_ go to the Colander. It's a Trail institution: large portions of tasty Italian fare. You're guaranteed leftovers for a few days.
In Rossland you'll find three peaks of wonderful trails at Red Mountain Resort. Hit up Red for some more intense black, or double black diamonds or Granite and Grey for a wider variety of skill levels.
No, not that Zuckerberg. If you're near Castlegar, check out Zuckerberg Island for a nice little walk at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers. You can also check out a cute Russian Orthodox Chapel House with historical artifacts.
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