Community Information

There are 6 main areas we service and for your convenience we have provided you with details about each.

is poised on the banks of the mighty Columbia River at 440m (1,444’) in elevation and is the economic backbone of the region. The 7,237 residents of Trail are well served by most major financial institutions, the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, businesses and big box retailers. Air access between the Trail Airport and Vancouver is provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines with up to 2 daily flights between the cities. Trail is also home to Teck Cominco Metals Ltd, the Trail Memorial Centre and sports complex, Selkirk College and the Trail and District Aquatic Centre. Trail has a significant Italian community as pre and post World War II Italian immigrants were largely responsible for shaping the community’s social and cultural structure. Today the terraced homes, rock walls and bright gardens tucked into the winding streets of “Little Italy" delight visitors from around the globe.


is a quaint heritage town of 3,278 located 8.7 km west of Trail and nestled at the base of the Red Mountain ski area. At an elevation of 1023m (3410') Rossland is one of Canada's highest cities earning it the title of Canada’s Alpine City. The average annual snowfall of 370 cm (12’) is often twice that on the ski hill making it a paradise for cross country, cat/heli and downhill deep powder ski enthusiasts. Canada’s Alpine City is also commonly called the Mountain Bike Capital of Canada as it boasts 32 managed trails that cover 170 km including the incredible Seven Summits Trail that earned an “Epic Ride” status by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. 


is a tight-knit community with a population of 1,729 where the volunteer spirit and sports participation is legendary. Warfield is situated 3.2 km west of downtown Trail at the bottom of the “Rossland hill” at 600 m (1969’) in elevation. Warfield is officially known as the Jewel of the Kootenays, however locally it is affectionately known as the "Mickey Mouse town" because of the distinguished style of homes in Upper Warfield. built there in the late 1930’s. 


Montrose rises high above the Columbia River 10.4 km east of downtown Trail. At an elevation of 600m (1,969’) the 1,012 residents of this mountain ledge community enjoy a unique vantage of the Columbia River Valley below. Shopping is convenient as Trail’s Waneta Plaza and several big box retail outlets are just a short drive down the hill on highway 3B. Montrose began in the 1950’s as a new retirement housing development on a large, flat acreage known as “Woods Flats”. In the early 50’s volunteers constructed a community hall and formed a fire brigade. In 1956 the community became incorporated as the Village of Montrose. 


is characterized by lush vegetation, hobby farms, horses, babbling creeks and warm country living. Fruitvale is located 15.8 km east of Trail at 591m (1970’) in elevation with 1,952 residents. Fruitvale was originally a railway stop for the Great Northern Railroad named Beaver Siding for the large number of beavers in the area. In 1906 a corporation called Fruitvale Limited purchased vast amounts of land and marketed the newly named Fruitvale as the best fruit growing area in the region. Today Fruitvale is mainly residential with a downtown core that delights visitors year round.Major attractions include the nearby Champion Lakes Golf Course and Provincial Park as well as the yearly events such as the Beaver Valley May Days and the popular Fruitvale Mountain Music Festival.




 is a beautiful village situated high in the Selkirk Mountains in the Kootenay Region of British Columbia also known as "The Hub" of the Kootenays for its close proximatey to Nelson, Castlegar, and Trail, all within about a 25 minute drive. It is an active community with many services and attractions. Salmo has a vibrant arts community and challenging, fun recreational activities year round. Salmo has a fascinating Gold Rush and Logging history that is celebrated in famous stone murals. Besides many service groups, clubs and organizations, Salmo is surrounded by pristine wilderness with exceptional natural beauty


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