Trail, British Columbia
5 Blooms International Participant
Trail’s City Council extends
a warm welcome 2019
Welcome to Trail, BC! We extend a warm
welcome and invite you to explore the 4-season recreation, diverse culture and natural beauty of our city, located in the West Kootenay region. Learn more about Trail at trail.ca Enjoy a stroll or cycle along the Columbia River Skywalk, the City’s newest bridge. Spanning the mighty Columbia River, the Skywalk is one of the longest bridges of its kind in North America at 1000 ft. landing to landing. This signature structure is part of the Trans Canada Trail Society’s Great Trail and the 2km downtown bridge loop. View our tourism website at tourismtrailbc.ca for more sites to see in Trail. The Trail Riverfront Centre, located on Our civic pride is evident through particithe picturesque Esplanade is an integrated pation in the International Communities library, museum and Trail Visitor Centre. This in Bloom program. Trail is a 5-bloom gathering place is the hub for hands-on community and winner of the 2015 Inlearning, cultural experiences and information. ternational medium competition. Learn See trailriverfrontcentre.com more at trail.ca
The sky’s the limit at the City of Trail’s Regional Airport (YZZ). The Business Lounge, Kids Corner, designated arrival and departure zones, and short and long-term parking are some of the great features at YZZ. Daily flights to Vancouver and beyond. See trailairport.ca for more information. Join us for this year’s Trail Silver City Days celebration from May 8-12. This multi-day family style event offers carnival rides, a parade, fireworks, entertainment, an outdoor food fair, fun for the kids and more! See all the event details at silvercitydays.com 2 trAiL | 2019 Visitors Guide
Over 30 shops, restaurants and services to serve you!
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK with late night shopping Thursdays and Fridays.
Waneta Plaza is your one-stop shopping destination serving the West Kootenay region. Find us in the retail
hub located 5 minutes east of downtown Trail with plenty of free parking and a welcoming atmosphere.
Visit wanetaplaza.com for store directory 8100 3B Highway, Trail, BC | 250.368.5202
CheCk out these great stores & serviCes
We want you! Prime leasing opportunities forFinancial retail, medical and office uses. 2nd Floor
Ardene Kurtis’ No Frills Suzannes Bogie & Bacall Hair Salon Nature’s Looking Glass The Source Bootlegger No Frills Gas Bar Warehouse One The Jean Call or email forMobil information Crockett Book Company Pro Vision Optical Store Dollarama Cross Loan Cupboard Your Vitamin Store 1.800.926.8436 Red | Leasing@anthemproperties.com Loblaw Pharmacy Ricki’s Urban Kidz Lottery Ticket Centre Stuffy Riders
KSCU ATM Scotiabank
Food ServiceS Colander Express Eastern Wok
ProFeSSional oFFiceS Columbia Respiratory Ltd. Elite Physiotherapy Chelsea Van Vliet NP Dr. Scheepers Dr. LeMoel James Kitsch NP Lori Verigin NP Septen Financial 2019 Visitors Guide | TRAIL 3
Table of Contents 07 Quick Facts 08 Places To Stay
12 Places to Eat and Drink 16 Attractions & Amenities 20 Downtown Map 22 Arts & Culture 26 Communities in Bloom 28 Get Outside 32 Events & Festivals 36 Shopping 38 Go Beyond
We’ve revisited. You should, too! Welcome, and thank you for visiting Trail! We are very proud to call this unique and culturally rich West Kootenay town our home. We’ve spent considerable time investing in the future of our city and have already made huge strides with the construction of some new amenities. We encourage you to experience them during your stay here in Trail. Stroll or bike over one of the longest suspension pedestrian bridges of its kind in North America, the Columbia Mayor Lisa Pasin River Skywalk! This 1,000-foot signature structure is part of the Trans Canada Trail City of Trail Society’s vast Great Trail network and is known for its breathtaking views of the river and mountains. If you’re feeling energetic, loop the Skywalk with the Victoria Street Bridge for a 2 km trek. You’ll be sure to meet some of our friendly locals along the way. See trail.ca and thegreattrail.ca or more details. The Trail Riverfront Centre, an integrated library, museum and visitor centre is Trail’s hub for learning, culture and local information. From the outside, you’ll notice the building’s unique architectural design; from the inside, you’ll experience state-of-the-art programs, engaging exhibits and a spectacular view of the mighty Columbia River. More information is available at trailriverfrontcentre.com. We recently opened the Trail SK8 Park at Gyro Park. This family-friendly all ages amenity also overlooks the Columbia River and is equipped with 13 features including a large bowl, half pipes and rails. You can learn more at trail.ca/SkatePark Our new spacious and modern terminal building at the Trail Regional Airport is equipped with a business lounge, a kids corner, and ample short and long-term parking. The new facility accommodates 22,000-plus yearly travelers with reliable and affordable daily service to Vancouver and beyond. The sky’s the limit! trailairport.ca has all the information you need. We are also known for our annual multi-day celebration, Trail Silver City Days. This year, the event takes place May 8 through 12 and we hope you’ll join us. Carnival rides, a parade, fireworks, live entertainment, street food, and a bocce tournament are just some of the fun activities that we have planned. Our dedicated event website silvercitydays.com has all the details. There are so many other wonderful things we’d like to tell you about, but it’s best you visit us to experience them first-hand. If you’d like to learn more about Trail, please visit our tourism website at tourismtrailbc.ca, or follow us on Facebook @TrailVisitorCentre. Enjoy your stay and revisit us soon, Mayor Lisa Pasin
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COLUMBIA RIVER HOTEL
A TRUE HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR THOSE WHO KNOW AND APPRECIATE THE BEST.
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Come explore everything the Kootenays have to offer!
coVer PHoTo the trail riverfront Centre, which opened in 2018, is home to trailâ€™s library, museum, archives, and visitor centre. Mike Hockley photo
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Beauty nestles here. Come see. Chair Roly Russell & the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Board of Directors invite you to enjoy everything our region has to offer.
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QUICK faCTs eLeVaTion
trail: 1,360 ft. (420 m) rossland: 3,409 ft. (1,039 m) Fruitvale: 1,970 ft. (591 m) Montrose: 1,625 ft. (500 m)
Kelowna: 309 km Vancouver: 626 km Calgary: 656 km spokane, WA: 220 km Highways 3B east and west Highways 22 and 22A north and south
Paterson/Frontier, WA open 24 hours Waneta/Boundary, WA open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
trail regional Airport served by Pacific Coastal Airlines – 10 minutes from downtown trail West Kootenay regional Airport, Castlegar served by Air Canada Jazz – 30 minutes from downtown trail BC transit provides regional bus service silver City stagelines fritztravels.com Mountain shuttle 250-362-0080 Cedar taxi 250-521-0511 trail taxi 250-921-6921 Lasting impressions Limo 250-368-8188
doWnToWn financiaL insTiTuTions
trail Hotspots (free high speed wireless service) include downtown along Bay Avenue, trail Memorial Centre, trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre, trail rivefront Centre or City Hall. open your device, click to web browser. Password is “guest” then click Accept. once at the City of trail website, you can then access the internet.
trail times (published tuesday to Friday) eZ rock 95.7 FM the Goat 104.1 FM CBC radio 94.9 FM VoAr Christian Family radio 102.1 FM (Fruitvale) shaw Cable community television
the area has a moderate climate with low humidity, hot dry summers and relatively mild, yet snowy winters. the average daily maximum temperature in July is 28 C and the average minimum for January is -5.9 C with extreme lows down to -25.7 C. Annual sunshine averages 1,860 hours and average annual precipitation is 731 mm.
PoPuLaTion (2016 CeNsus) trail 7,709 rossland 3,729 Fruitvale 1,920 Montrose 996 Warfield 1,680 Areas A and B 3,407 total 18,615
Kootenay savings Credit union Bank of Montreal Canadian imperial Bank of Commerce td Financial Group scotia Bank (located at the Waneta Plaza)
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PlaCes To sTaY Hotels, Motels and B&Bs
BesT WesTern PLus coLuMBia riVer HoTeL situated downtown, this award-winning boutique hotel features stylish rooms, cozy beds and complimentary breakfast. ski and golf packages available. Website: bestwesterntrail.com email: email@example.com reservations: 1-800-465-6682 or 250-368-3355 1001 rossland Avenue, trail
coLuMBia guesT House
A two-minute walk from the grocery store, public swimming pool, Columbia river skywalk and a twominute drive to downtown trail. the entire house is a private and fully equipped guest accommodation. special rates are available for workers, hospital patients and staff. Website: airbnb.ca/rooms/18736019 reservations: 250-444-7077 1635 Columbia Avenue, trail BC
gLenWood inn & suiTes
Located just 11 kilometres from the trail regional Airport, the Glenwood offers rooms and suites, an indoor and outdoor pool, and a common area designed for work, relaxation and socializing. Website: glenwoodinnandsuites.com Phone: 1-800-667-9544 2769 Glenwood drive, trail
riVerâ€™s edge B&B
Venture down to the river or relax and enjoy the spectacular views. Located walking distance to downtown, this B&B offers private and cozy rooms with access to a hot tub and a common area. special rates for hospital patients and staff are available. Website: bytheriversedgebnb.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-877-368-8224 or 250-368-8224 1568 Columbia Avenue, trail
two fully furnished apartments are available for patients and visitors to Kootenay Boundary regional Hospital. room rates are based on length of stay. Website: sanctuarytrail.org email: email@example.com Phone: 250-231-3272 1705 Bay Avenue, trail
sTaY on BaY
exceptional spacious premium suite located in the heart of downtown trail. Private on-site parking, in-suite laundry, fully functioning kitchen, full private bathroom, comfortable queen beds, sleeps one to six. Website: airbnb.ca/rooms/29798356 Phone: 250-231-8671 1328 Bay Avenue, trail
THe riVer Haus B&B
enjoy the breathtaking, serene location in this relaxation paradise. rooms are private and cozy with access to spacious common areas, a hot tub and more. Ask about their full homestyle breakfast. Free airport shuttle available. Website: theriverhaus.com Book your stay: theriverhaus.com Phone: 250-364-2118 8551 Highway 22A, trail 8 trAiL | 2019 Visitors Guide
ESCAPE TO Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort & Event Centre for an experience unlike any other. From beautiful weddings and successful business retreats to family holidays and golf vacations; plus, everything in between. Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort & Event Centre is the perfect getaway no matter the occasion.
Toll Free: 1 877 229 4141 1285 QUEENS BAY, BALFOUR, BC RESERVATIONS@KOOTENAYLAKEVIEWRESORT.COM
Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Hot Tub, Fitness Room and FREE Breakfast
GlenwoodInnandSuites.com Toll Free: 1-800-663-02 03 firstname.lastname@example.org 2019 Visitors Guide | trAiL 9
PlaCes To sTaY Campgrounds and RV Parks
BeaVer creek ProVinciaL Park and caMPground
situated along the eastern bank of the Columbia river just minutes from the trail regional Airport, this park offers great amenities for campers, rVers and day visitors. Managed by the Kiwanis Club of trail. Website: trailkiwanis.com Phone: 250-367-9165 Highway 22A
ciTY of TraiL rV Park
open May through to the end of september, this rV Park is close to the Waneta shopping district and the trail regional Airport. Amenities include grassed grounds, flush toilets and hot showers, wireless internet, a playground, a sani-station and access to firewood (always check for fire bans and restrictions before lighting a campfire). Website: trail.ca/rVPark email: email@example.com Phone: 250-364-1262 Highway 3B (entrance is next to Waneta Plaza shopping centre) 10 trAiL | 2019 Visitors Guide
TraiL MoTeL & rV Park
the trail Motel offers one-bedroom suites equipped with kitchens for nightly and weekly rates. the mobile home park offers a monthly rate and the rV sites can be booked daily, weekly or monthly. Laundry facilities available. Website: trailmotel.ca email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 1-888-481-0041 or 250-368-8844 3080 Highway drive, trail
V I S I T
T H E
We welcome you In the new Trail Riverfront Centre
1505 Bay Avenue tourismtrailbc.ca 250 364-0821
1505 Bay Avenue 250-364-0821 email@example.com trailmuseum.ca 2019 Visitors Guide | trAiL 11
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK ‘
Whether you’re on the go, or wanting to dine with friends, Trail’s cafes, eateries and restaurants have what you’re craving.
Trail’s first all vegan plant-based soup and smoothie restaurant. One hundred per cent fruit smoothies and fresh soup of the day. Order online at nicebananahammock.com Phone: 250-231-1205 1180 Cedar Ave
Bridge View Cafe
Enjoy a lovely lunch or grab a coffee to go. During the warm months, sit outside and enjoy the river view. Phone: 778-456-2739 112-1290 Esplanade Avenue
Homestyle breakfast, lunches and yummy baked goods. Sit down and choose from the menu or get your coffee to go. Phone: 250-364-2000 1425 Bay Avenue
This quaint cafe offers all your coffee favourites. Sit and sip with a great street view or shop their great selection of gifts while you wait. Phone: 250-364-1142 1386 Cedar Avenue
The Pastry Shop
Cookies, cakes, muffins, bread, cinnamon buns, butter horns, danishes, turnovers, sausage rolls, meat pies, gluten-free products, and more! Phone: 250-364-1013 1447 Bay Avenue
Trail Coffee Co.
Follow the aroma of freshly roasted coffee on site. A full lunch menu featuring daily specials is also available. Website: trailcoffeeco.com Phone: 250-368-5770 1369 Cedar Avenue
Starbucks (at Ferraro Foods)
If you can’t get your morning going without Starbucks, wander in or sit down for your brew of choice. Limited seating. Outdoor patio open during the warm months. Phone: 800-782-7282 850 Farwell Street
Cafes and Specialty
Yogi Berri Cafe
The Yogi Berri offers breakfast, meal, and sweet crepes, house-made gluten free daily soups, smoothies, coffee and tea. Live music on Sundays! Facebook: facebook.com/yogiberriandcrepes Phone: 250-368-8688 1658 2nd Avenue
World Class Wines Made right here in the Kootenays
Come “wine down” with us!
Book your stay in the beautiful Grape Escape Guest House. The perfect scenery for weddings and special functions. Affordable rates. Open Tues - Sun 10am - 4pm 9340 Station Road, Trail BC 250-367-7493/4 www.cgwinery.com 12 TRAIL | 2019 Visitors Guide
Eateries, Pubs and Restaurants & Take-Out A&W
Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza
Ace of Taste Chinese Restaurant
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and of course root beer – a Canadian favourite. Website: aw.ca Phone: 250-368-4990 1136 Bay Avenue Dim sum, spicy beef dishes, won ton soup and more. Nearly 100 menu items to choose from. Eat in or take out. Phone: 250-368-6448 1344 Bay Avenue
Arlington Bar & Grill
Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. Enjoy salads, burgers and some of their favourites. Lottery gaming centre for those who like to dabble. Live music on select evenings. Phone: 250-368-3711 Facebook: facebook.com/BigATrailBC 975 Spokane Street View
Serving lunch and dinner with a diverse menu. Prime rib, steak, seafood and their famous pizza are just a few things to choose from. Website: cafemichael.ca Phone: 250-364-2112 8226 Highway 3B
Choose from the pizza classics, the crowd pleaser or build your own. Order online for delivery or drop by to grab a slice. Website: canadian2for1pizza.com Phone: 250-368-3684 1474 Bay Avenue Food served with a smile. Chinese cuisine for lunch and dinner with the option of the dinner buffet. Phone: 250-368-9833 1318 Bay Avenue
Colander and Colander Express
A Trail tradition! Come twirl your fork with their famous Italian spaghetti. Full lunch menu also available. Website: colandertrail.ca Phone: 250-364-1816 Colander (downtown) 1474 Cedar Avenue Colander Express 8100 Rock Island, Highway 3B, Waneta Plaza
Specializing in Cantonese and Vietnamese cuisine. Lunch and dinner buffet available on select days. Website: doublehappinesstrail.com Phone: 250-368-5662 1420 Bay Avenue
Conveniently located in the Waneta Plaza if you’re out and about getting some shopping done. Phone: 250-368-8822 8100 Rock Island, Highway 3B WHEN YOU’RE IN THE KOOTENAYS COME TO THE TRAIL BEER REFINERY...
FOOD, DRINK OPEN TUES. - SAT., 3PM -9PM | SUN. 12- 8PM 1299 BAY AVE, DOWNTOWN TRAIL (ACROSS FROM CIBC)
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK AT 9 AM Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Family Friendly Live music Fridays and Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday 975 Spokane St, downtown Trail • (250) 368-3711 2019 Visitors Guide | TRAIL 13
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK Foxy’s Fine Food & Drinks
Located in the Best Western, this restaurant’s lavish decor and fresh, local menu features signature creations. Website: bestwesterntrail.com/dining/foxy-s-fine-foodand-drinks Phone: 250-368-3355 1001 Rossland Avenue Persian and Mediterranean inspired meals! Specialty international coffees and more. Website: kootenaykebab.ca Phone: 250-364-1499 945 Eldorado Street
Breakfast, lunch or dinner in a cozy diner atmosphere. Stop in for an ice cream scoop during the warmer months. Phone: 250-364-2955 2905 Highway Avenue
Homestyle cooking! Open for Breakfast and Lunch Open every day at 8am
Lil T’s Café
All the favourites in two locations. Downtown or at Waneta Junction in Walmart. Downtown phone: 250-368-3361 799 Victoria Street Waneta Junction phone: 250-368-8661 1601 Marcolin Drive Pizza, salads, wings are more! Call to order for delivery. Website: panago.com Phone: 250-310-001 1199 Bay Avenue
Italian cuisine surrounded by quaint ambiance. Appies, antipasti, salads, many spaghetti dishes and more! Facebook: facebook.com/pinositalian Phone: 778-456-3536 1166 Pine Ave
Monday thru Saturday at 5pm
Monday thru Saturday at 11am Sunday at 2pm
Monday thru Saturday from 1pm til 5:30pm and all day Sunday
18 years in business Celebrating 17
2905 Hwy Drive, Trail • 250.364.2955
Love Love Italian Italian Food? Food?
Italian family style style diningfeaturing featuring Italian family Italian family styledining dining featuring our famous famous spaghettidinner dinner and and our famousspaghetti spaghetti dinner and mouth-watering menu choices! mouth watering menu choices! mouth-watering menu choices!
Pasta and so much more, like our West Coast style lunch specials.
1475 Cedar Avenue, Trail, 1475 Cedar venue, Trail, Avenue, Trail,BC BCBC 1475 Avenue, Trail, BC Reservations: 250-364.1816 Reservations: 250-364.1816 Reservations: 250-364-1816 Lunch: 11:30am - 2pm weekdays Lunch: - 2pm Lunch: 11:30am 11:30am 2pmweekdays weekdays Dinner: 4:30pm - -8:30pm daily Dinner: 4:30pm 8:30pm Dinner: 4:30pm - 8:30pmdaily daily 14 TRAIL | 2019 Visitors Guide
Shopping at Waneta Plaza?
Shopping at at Waneta Waneta Plaza? Shopping Plaza? Try out Colander Express Try out out Colander Colander Express Try Express 250.364.3060 250.364.3060 250.364.3060 Inquire about our Banquet Facility Inquire about our Banquet Facility
The The River River Belle Belle
3 Schofield Highway Trail, BC V1R 2J9 (250) 368-3360 • benedictssteakhouse.ca
TraiL Beer refinerY
Fresh sandwiches in two trail locations. downtown and at the Waneta shopping area. downtown phone: 250-368-8801 1180 Cedar Avenue 8200 Highway 3B sushi and bento boxes to go. Located in the food court at Waneta Plaza. Phone: 250-368-5202 8100 rock island Highway
No trouble finding your double double, soups, sandwiches and more. Located in the Waneta shopping area. Phone: 250-368-3187 8100 Highway 3B enjoy a local craft beer and diverse dinner menu. Pizza, sandwiches, burgers and more. the indoor bocce pit is also a local fave. Website: trailbeerrefinery.ca Phone: 778-456-2827 1299 Bay Avenue
one of trailâ€™s oldest watering holes. A great place to watch a game and grab a cold pint. Phone: 250-368-6611 764 rossland Avenue
There are 19 campsites, the Gazebo located in the Day Picnic area can be rented for weddings, family gatherings, business parties ect.
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aTTRaCTIons & aMenITIes Join in to relax, work out, let loose or explore!
coLuMBia riVer skYWaLk
the Columbia river skywalk is one of the longest pedestrian suspension bridges of its kind in North America at 1,000 feet (300 m) landing to landing! the bridge is part of the trans Canada trail society’s Great trail and spans the Columbia river from rotary Park in West trail to McQuarrie street in east trail. the bridge is bike and stroller friendly.
coLuMBia gardens VineYard and WinerY
the Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery estate is nestled in the heart of the Columbia Gardens Valley near the trail regional Airport. the Burl tasting room features all their wines and thoughtful gifts for purchase. Website: cgwinery.com Phone: 250-367-7493 9340 station road
the ideal location for a sunny afternoon in trail! Gyro Park plays host to many community events and private functions. Complete with a playground, spray park, boat launch, gazebo, summer concession, and stunning green space, Gyro is trail’s destination to beat the heat. soak up the sun on the sandy beach along the Columbia river! don’t forget your sunscreen! Ample parking and public washrooms make your day visit convenient and comfortable. Phone: 250-364-0888 (for event bookings) 1090 Charles Lakes drive (en route to sunningdale)
GYRO PARK, TRAIL, BC INFO AT TRAIL-ARTS.COM
PHOTO: RYAN FLETT/LOWER COLUMBIA
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As a tournament hub, trail’s parks host thousands of visitors annually — and for good reason! Looking for a more relaxed locale for playtime or a picnic? trail’s neighbourhood parks are the pride of the community! Meanwhile Gyro Park, Butler Park, Haley Park and Andy Bilesky Little League Park offer specialized recreational opportunities to the community at large.
TraiL aQuaTic & Leisure cenTre
sweat, soak and swim! the aquatic and leisure centre offers you a well-equipped fitness centre, an eight-lane and leisure pool, waterslide and diving boards, and steam room. outside, put your racquet to use in the tennis and pickleball court. Convenient hours to accommodate you! Phone: 250-364-0888 1875 Columbia Avenue
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aTTRaCTIons & aMenITIes TraiL riVerfronT cenTre
trail’s newest facility houses the trail Visitor Centre, trail Museum & Archives and the trail & district Public Library. these services provide easy downtown access for library/ museum-goers and visitors to the area. With proximity to the esplanade, the Columbia river skywalk and varied downtown amenities and businesses, the two-storey building is trail’s hub for learning, culture and information. 1505 Bay Avenue Phone: 250-364-0821 Website: trailriverfrontcentre.com
TraiL MeMoriaL cenTre
trail’s flagship recreation facility is home to the trail Junior smoke eaters in the British Columbia Hockey League and offers you a variety of recreation options when you’re not catching a game. A state of the art squash court and public skating with rentals can be booked through trail Parks and recreation. take in some sports history in the sports Hall of Memories on the red floor during intermission! Phone: 250-364-0888 (for event bookings and general information) 1051 Victoria street
Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre • Fitness Programs (water and land) • Personal Training • Weight Room • Water Slide/Diving Boards • Hot Tub • Steam Room • Lap Lane Always Available • Birthday Party Packages Available
Call ahead for hours of operation 1875 Columbia Ave, Trail BC
250 364 0888
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Piazza coLoMBo Park
this italian-themed park, located in trail’s historic Gulch, is beautifully designed with lush grass, picnic tables, flower gardens, a fountain, and an il grotto area. Grab a picnic lunch and enjoy the ambiance. street parking available.
Teck inTerPreTiVe cenTre
ever wonder what actually goes on up “on the hill”? the teck interpretive Centre located in the trail Chamber of Commerce gives you an inside look into the science behind smelting. Book a tour with former teck employees who can tell you everything you need to know! Phone: 250-368-3144 (trail Chamber of Commerce) 200-1199 Bay Avenue
TraiL sk8 Park
Located near the boat lauch at Gyro Park, the trail sK8 Park offers 13 features includling a large bowl, rails and half pipes. Grab your board and friends and enjoy this great amenity overlooking the Columbia river. Gyro Park (near the boat launch) 1090 Charles Lakes drive Website: trail.ca/skatePark
VISAC GALLERY Community Art Centre & Gallery
visacgallery.com Gallery Hours: Tues - Thurs 10am-6pm Fridays 12-6pm 1501 Cedar Ave, downtown Trail
Exhibitions Workshops Events & More!
TRAIL SMOKE EATERS JUNIOR A HOCKEY CLUB VISIT TRAILSMOKEEATERS.COM FOR GAME SCHEDULE & LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR EVENTS & CONTESTS 33rd Season
A PERFECT NIGHT OUT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. INTERMISSION CONTESTS, GREAT FOOD & DRINK, SOUVENIRS & AMAZING HOCKEY
Eachyear • new show • new music June 2 – Aug 24 • 2 Shows Daily Tues.thru Sat.• 3pm & 7:30pm Special Canada Day Show on July 1 at 7:30pm
ROSSLAND MINERS HALL 1765 Columbia Avenue,Rossland
SMOKE EATERS OFFICE OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 8-4:00PM FOR APPAREL & TICKETS BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER WITH THE SMOKIES! CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION 1051 VICTORIA STREET TRAIL, BC 250-364-9994
Life’s an Adventure...Start yours here in Castlegar! Largest Airport in the West Kootenays • 3 Daily Flights to Vancouver & Daily to Calgary • Providing Connecting Flights to the World • Central location to the region with shuttle service to Trail, Nelson connecting to Cranbrook & Kelowna • Modern, full-service terminal with casino, restaurants & free wifi
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Redstone Resort Golf Club
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aRTs & CUlTURe trail offers a host of cultural experiences for all ages.
TraiL MuseuM & arcHiVes
situated in the brand new trail riverfront Centre, the trail Museum & Archives offers a glimpse into trail’s long history as a pioneer industrial town and sports haven. did we mention it’s free? Website: trailhistory.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 250-364-0821 1505 Bay Avenue
sPorTs HaLL of MeMories
For a deeper look into trail’s sport heritage, drop by the trail Memorial Centre and take in the 22 exhibits of sporting history. Phone: 250-364-0829 1051 Victoria street
gYro Park gazeBo (Music in THe Park, suMMer onLY)
enjoy live music in the beautiful Gyro Park. From June through August, the trail and district Arts Council and Kootenay savings bring in a variety of talented musicians for your enjoyment. View their events schedule, grab your lawn chair and bring a toonie for donation. Website: trail-arts.com 1090 Charles Lakes drive See page 32 for dates.
the ultimate venue for live performances and music in the Kootenays, the Bailey promises large capacity and intimate ambience for culture seekers. Check out their events calendar before planning your stay. Website: baileytheatre.com Phone: 250-368-9669 (box office) 1501 Cedar Avenue
Visac gaLLerY and creaTiVe arT cenTre
trail’s lone gallery actively rotates exhibitions, programming and workshops. it’s the ideal place to explore your creative side. Website: visacgallery.com Phone: 250-364-1181 1501 Cedar Avenue (basement)
THe roYaL THeaTre
Built in 1928, the royal offers a modern movie-going experience in vintage style. Proudly serving real butter! Website: royaltheatretrail.com Phone: 250-364-2114 (show line) 1597 Bay Avenue 22 trAiL | 2019 Visitors Guide
the Jim Cuddy Band with special guests Barney Bentall, devin Cuddy, and sam Polley perform live at the Bailey theatre. Photo: Larry Doell 2019 Visitors Guide | trAiL 23
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aRTs & CUlTURe Cultural Landmarks HisToric rock WaLLs
Get a little taste of europe with a walking tour of trail’s historic rock walls, built to support the europeanstyle streets in West and east trail. the rigatoni ramble or the Haggis Hike will bring you face to face with the hundreds of rock walls, some 25 feet high, many of them carved by hand. Purchase a self-guided walking tour map prepared by the rock Wall Project enthusiastico society at the trail riverfront Centre at 1505 Bay Avenue.
trail has 63 unique covered staircases, mainly in West trail. Built in the 1930s and 1940s, the staircases provided easier access to the downtown core. Fun fact: stacked atop one another, the staircases would equal 6,610 vertical feet or 1.25 miles (2 km)! if you’re looking for a workout with a side of culture, look no further!
HoMe of cHaMPions MonuMenT
Chances are you’ll recognize a few names on the Home of Champions Monument, where we honour Greater trail’s outstanding achievers. Check out the inductees at trailhistory.com. You’ll be surprised who we can claim as ours! it proudly sits at 1199 Cedar Avenue in downtown trail, right outside Kootenay savings Credit union.
For a complete listing of arts and culture events in the trail area, check out the trail & district Arts Council events calendar at trail-arts.com/events. From live performances by some of Canada’s top acts to colourful jazz sessions, culture is thriving in trail!
MuraLs & HisToric PLaQue Tour
For the active heritage lover, spend some time in downtown trail admiring the historically-themed murals and the many plaques featured on downtown buildings. Like what you see? A companion guide is available for purchase at trail riverfront Centre, complete with a map of plaque and mural locations. For more information on any building or mural, email the trail Museum & Archives staff or call 250-364-0829.
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a blooMInG CoMMUnITY since 2002, trail has been involved in Communties in Bloom, a national non-profit, volunteer-based program that promotes â€œpeople, plants and prideâ€? in which cities across Canada enter the competition and are awarded Bloom ratings. Cities are evaluated on floral displays, landscapes, turf and ground covers, urban forestry, community involvement, heritage conservation, environmental awareness and tidiness. this organization is committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community participation and the challenge of competition. trail has participated in the provincial, national, international, and class of champions categories, and maintained a five-bloom rating. it has also been recognized for the development of the Colombo Piazza, named Best Floral City in Canada, and won the Community Achievement Award. Learn more at trail.ca/Bloom
Riverfront Food Fair
Gyro Park in East Trail
near the boat launch
SAVE the DATE
MAY 8-12, 2019
features large bowl, half pipes & rails
Live Entertainment & More
Amusements Rides, Games & Activities
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GeT oUTsIDe goLfing
Hit the links at the gorgeous Birchbank rossland-trail Country Club. enjoy the beautiful views of the Columbia river at this 18-hole course. After your round, enjoy the fully licensed Birchbank Bistro for one of their daily specials. Looking to book a special event? Contact the bistro manager at 250-693-5451. View other golf courses in the area at kootenaygolftrail.com.
ADVENTURE AWAITS –
18 hole Championship Mountain Golf Course Full practice facility and driving range Full Service Licensed Restaurant Call 250 362-9141 and Book your tee time today. Email events@redstoneresort www.redstoneresort.com
DAVE HEATH, RYAN FLETT
“Golf the best greens in the Kootenays at the only Les Furber Signature Golf Course in British Columbia.”
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GeT oUTsIDe Connect with family and friends and enjoy the outdoors in Greater trail. this Community in Bloom and Home of Champions community is engaging in every season and there is so much to see and do. We are located in BC’s Lower Columbia region where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. We hope you enjoy the rich history and outdoor beauty that make trail such a remarkable place to live, work and play.
WaLking THe Bridges
take the family out for a mountain bike or hiking adventure on some of the best single track trails on the planet. the Kootenay Columbia trails society has developed over 170 km of trails. Website: kcts.ca
Columbia river fishing is easily accessible in trail and offers exceptional walleye, kokanee, bull trout and rainbow trout fishing. Check out kootenayangler.com for a complete list of fishing lakes and rivers in the region. Boaters can launch for free at the Gyro Park boat launch (no fee).
skiing and snoWsHoeing
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simply walk the bridges and enjoy a stroll over the beautiful and scenic Columbia river skywalk. once across, continue along the banks of the Columbia river to the Victoria street Bridge and complete this quick and easy loop. this bridge is part of the trans Canada trail’s society’s Great trail and is also bike-friendly.
Hiking and Biking
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the Gyro Park spray Park is the ideal place to be on a summer day. A concession and access to the Columbia river and its sandy beach make it easy to spend the day.
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EVENTS & FESTIVALS Annual events are widely celebrated in Trail and we invite you to play along during your stay! For other events happening in the area, view trail.ca/Events or rosslandevents.ca.
Kootenay Healthy Lifestyles Expo
Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers Market
SATURDAY, May 4, 2019, 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M. This event at the Trail Memorial Centre gives you access to over 70 exhibitors, a farmers’ market, a full day of expert speakers, consultations and demonstrations, all geared towards eating right, living well and staying healthy. It’s a one-stop shop to learn more about traditional wellness services and activities, sample products, explore healthy alternatives and engage directly with experts. View the event site at kootenayhealthylifestylesexpo.com.
Spring through Autumn Every second Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this downtown market brings farm fresh produce, fruits vegetables, home baking/gluten free, handcrafted items, entertainment and more! Website: facebook.com/TrailsincrEDIBLFarmersMarket
Trail Silver City Days May 8 to 12, 2019 This annual multi-day festival is not to be missed! Carnival rides, outdoor food fair, games, tournaments, parade, fireworks, live music and more. Fun for the whole family. View all the details at silvercitydays.com
Music in the Park June 13 to August 29 on Thursdays Enjoy live music in the beautiful Gyro Park. From June through August, the Trail and District Arts Council and Kootenay Savings bring in a variety of talented musicians for your enjoyment. View trail-arts.com/ events, grab your lawn chair and bring a toonie for donation. July 18 and August 8 feature local food trucks.
Storm the Stairs Run/Walk Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Storm the Stairs is the most unique fitness challenge (or a friendly fitness walk) in BC. The course features two routes, The Express, 18 staircases (1,495 steps) and The Grande, 19 staircases (1,618 steps). The Grande route now includes the Victoria Street Bridge and the Columbia River Skywalk. While enjoying this challenge, runners and walkers experience scenic views of the Columbia River and the historic rock walls of West Trail.
Spooktacular Saturday, October 26, 2019, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get spooky in downtown Trail as the community comes together for its annual Halloween celebration. Outdoor fun, downtown trick or treat, costume contest, food and more. Check trail.ca/events for more information.
Cruisin’ the Columbia Car Show
Santa’s Candy Parade
SATURDAY, June 15, 2019, 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. Trail’s Esplanade will host the West Kootenay Smoke ‘n’ Steel Auto Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy this family-friendly event. Check smokensteelcarclub.com for more info.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 5 p.m. Santa makes an appearance in downtown Trail! Don’t forget a candy bag for all your loot. Parade starts at 5 p.m. Check trail.ca/events for more information.
INDIGENOUS DAY Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. Come on down to Gyro Park and become better acquainted with the cultural diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and discover the unique accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples. This is an allages family friendly event and everyone is welcome to attend. 32 TRAIL | 2019 Visitors Guide
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HealTH, GoVeRnMenT anD PUblIC seRVICes sometimes, things happen on holiday. We have you covered in the event of an injury or illness, a lost piece of identification or if you simply require internet access!
free Wifi HoT sPoTs
We get the importance of updating your Facebook status or posting a new photo! the City of trail provides access to free hot spots at City Hall, the trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre, the trail riverfront Centre, the Memorial Centre, and on Bay Avenue. don’t waste your precious data!
kooTenaY BoundarY regionaL HosPiTaL emergency department (24 hours) Phone: 250-368-3311 1200 Hospital Bench (east trail)
Phone: 1-866-604-6301 805 spokane street (downtown trail) Phone: 1-800-622-6232 1101 dewdney Avenue, suite 101 (riverfront Building)
Bc access cenTre Phone: 250-364-0591 1050 eldorado street
TraiL & disTricT PuBLic LiBrarY
Phone: 250-364-1731 1505 Bay Avenue (at the trail riverfront Centre)
Phone: 250-364-2566 (non-emergency) 3601 Laburnum drive NEW & QUALITY PRE-OWNED
RVS, BOATS, USED VEHICLES
8023 Old Waneta Road, Trail (across Waneta Plaza) PH: 250.364.2323 Parts: 250.364.1267 or Toll Free: 1.888.817.2323 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Waneta Plaza, 8100 Hwy 3B, Trail
SMART MONEY. EXPLORE AM FORDS BUSINESS CASE OPTIONS
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Trail: 250-364-0211 Nelson: 250-352-5122
Creston: 250-428-9343 Castlegar: 250-365-1980
8137 Old Waneta Road, Trail BC
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For all your tires and mechanical needs www.oktire.com 250-364-2825 email@example.com
Locally owned and operated by Woody’s Auto Ltd. 1995 Columbia Ave, Trail 250.364.1208
1507 Columbia Ave, Castlegar 250.365.2955
meet our team at www.integratire.com/trail
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QUaInT To essenTIal sHoPPInG Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or just a basic necessity, trail’s shops can set you up. explore trail’s three main shopping areas.
doWnToWn and THe guLcH
in trail’s downtown core and the Gulch, you will find a grocery store, two pharmacies and many specialty shops including imported italian goods, clothing, shoes, gifts, sporting equipment and more. Looking for parking downtown? 2 hour / 4 hour / all day pay parking is available.
Specialty coffee & snack bar Home decor Gifts for babies, kids and everyone else
WATCHES • JEWELLERY • GIFTWARE • REPAIRS
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1355 Cedar Avenue, Trail
East Trail’s shopping district offers a grocery store, some boutique shops and several medical offices.
Waneta Junction is equipped with a shopping plaza offering a variety of stores, including a grocery store and a gas station, and several other large shops offering building supplies, sporting equipment and more.
Helping you and your family on your journey to optimum wellness. MEN’S, LADIES, CHILDREN’S
BARBER SHOP TUE. - FRI. 8:00 - 6:00 SAT: SUMMER (JUL./AUG.) 8:00 - 1:00 WINTER (SEPT./JUN.) 8:00 - 4:00 No Appointments - Walk Ins Only 855 SPOKANE STREET, TRAIL, BC
With natural healthy products like New Roots, Platinum Naturals, Prairie Naturals, Now products, Renewlife and Flora supplements, Andalou cosmetics and Aqua Oleum essential oils.
L’Bears Natural Foods 1339 Cedar Ave. Trail | 250-368-8318
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Go beYonD While in trail, you may want to go beyond our great city to visit our friendly neighbours in the surrounding communitues, each offering unique attractions and amenities. travel times below are from trail by vehicle.
Headin’ West WarfieLd
Warfield, just five minutes away, is encompassed by the selkirk and Monashee Mountains making it an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts year round. Website: warfield.ca/discover-warfield
Nestled in the crater of an ancient volcano at an elevation of 1,023 meters, rossland has one of the highest altitudes among Canadian cities. Get to this mountain town in 15 minutes. Website: tourismrossland.com.
Goin’ East MonTrose
Montrose, the gateway to the Beaver Valley, is built on a mountain ledge. it’ll take you 10 minutes to get to this small town. Website: montrose.ca
Fruitvale is a full-service community offering retail, grocery and other services. Give yourself 15 mintues to get to this historic and friendly town. Website: village.fruitvale.bc.ca/content/tourism
surrounding mountains, pristine lakes, streams and rivers make salmo a natural haven for a wide variety of wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. it’s just 30 minutes to this small and friendly community. Website: discoversalmo.ca
Cruisin’ North casTLegar
Castlegar locals love their city and their sports, producing numerous special events and tournaments throughout the year. take an easy 30-minute cruise to this central Kootenay city. Website: castlegar.ca
Nelson has more heritage buildings per capita than any other region of BC. in just one hour, you’ll be in this Kootenay Lake town. Website: nelsonkootenaylake.com 38 trAiL | 2019 Visitors Guide
EVEL IN OSSLAND
YOUR ROYAL ROOM AWAITS A boutique hotel experience with luxury h o s p i t a l i t y , o p e n i n g s o o n i n Tr a i l , B C
Rossland Red Mt. Inn & Suites is the perfect place to call home during your stay in the beautiful kootenays.
ROSSLANDREDMOUNTAININN.COM Local: (250) 362-7364
Toll Free: 1-800-663-0203
Curious about metals & mining? Our story is innovative, informative and historic. Teck Interpretive Centre 200, 1199 Bay Ave., Trail 250 368-3144
Rossland Museum Hwy 3B, Rossland 250 362-7722
Teck Trail Operations, www.teck.com
Trail Museum & Archives at the Riverfront Centre 1505 Bay Ave., Trail 250 364-0821
trailriverfrontcentre.com rosslandmuseum.ca goldfeverfollies.com
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Flights daily to Vancouver and beyond • Short & Long-term Parking • Business Lounge with WiFi • Spacious Waiting Area, Convenient Check-in, and Kids Corner
trailairport.ca (800) 663-2872