in 1890's when the smelter was constructed to utilize the
ores mined in Rossland, the city of Trail grew up along the
banks of the Columbia River.
large influx of Italian immigrants in the early 1900's has
lent a distinctive character to Trail. Silver City Days celebrations
includes grape stomping, parades and pasta dinners.
The 1961 Trail Smoke Eaters won the World Hockey Championships.
Not until 1994, 33 years after The Smoke Eaters victory, would
a Canadian team win the tournament again. Trail teams have
also won five Canadian Little League Baseball Championships.
The community hosted the 1995 Babe Ruth World Series for 16-18
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Industries: Cominco lead & zinc smelter
417 m. (1,368 ft.)
km. (17 miles) south of Castlegar on Highway 3B. Trail is
serviced by bus and the Castlegar airport.
Facilities & Activities: swimming pool, skating arena,
curling rink, cross country and downhill skiing, golfing,
hiking, fishing, boating
Attractions: Cominco & Hydro Dam Tours, Gyro Park, Rossland
Trail Golf & Country Club, Columbia River Boat Tours, Guided
Fishing, Historical Walking Tour, Italian Community Archives,
City of Trail Museum, Square Dance Jamboree
Silver City Days
Trails To Toyland
There are a variety of motel/hotels in the city. One city-run
campground is located within the city limits and another private
one is east of Trail.
Trail District Chamber of Commerce (year-round)
200-1199 Bay Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4A4
Telephone: (250) 368-3144 • Fax: (250) 368-6427