Established 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 for Canada. A feat that was
not to repeated by a Canadian team for over 40 years. 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.
8,063 Main Industries: Cominco lead &
417 m. (1,368 ft.)
27 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.
Best Western Terra Nova Hotel
1001 Rosland Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 3N7 Nightly Rates: ( 128.91 - 293.00 ) 3 Star
When visiting British Columbia, enjoy the picturesque setting of this Trail hotel, centrally located downtown. Ideally located near area attractions, the Best Western Terra Nova Hotel provides comfortable accommodations for business and leisure tra