City of Trail, British Columbia

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Home of the Champions

TrailEstablished 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.

A 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 yr. olds.

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City Information
Population: 8,063

Main Industries: Cominco lead & zinc smelter

Elevation: 417 m. (1,368 ft.)

Access:27 km. (17 miles) south of Castlegar on Highway 3B. Trail is serviced by bus and the Castlegar airport.

Recreation Facilities & Activities: swimming pool, skating arena, curling rink, cross country and downhill skiing, golfing, hiking, fishing, boating

Local 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

May: Silver City Days

Global Trade Show

December: Trails To Toyland

Accommodations: 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.

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Trail District Chamber of Commerce (year-round)
200-1199 Bay Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4A4
Telephone: (250) 368-3144 • Fax: (250) 368-6427



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