British Columbia Travel Guide
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Trail is one of five municipalities (including Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, Fruitvale) with the motto “The Home of Champions” who are proud of the accomplishments of their communities in sports, industry, and lifestyle (arts and education). Attracting year round sports enthusiast is part of their purpose for developing the monument and the Hall of Fame in City Hall.
The township celebrates unique events of its own throughout the year including; parades, carnivals, grape stomping, café entertainment, and annual fireworks.
The community of Trail over sees 20 recreations centers offering the public, visitors and business conferences plenty of things to do; a large ice rink for ice related sporting events (especially hockey) that holds up to 2,500 spectators, a gym, curling rink, racquet courts, squash courts, a library and executive meeting space.
Within the district of Trail are other sports facilities including tennis, track & field, golf, badminton and an aquatic centre with a 25m-competition size pool. There is also a free-form leisure pool, hot tub, steam room, waterslide, fitness centre and aerobic rooms so you can stay fit while traveling. Trail is a great destination for the whole family during your travels throughout British Columbia.
Couples looking to enjoy escaping the big city will appreciate the secluded retreats and enriching entertainment.
Arrive by road, bus tour, plane and shuttle (just 30 minutes from Trail is Castlegar airport, fly direct from Vancouver), or recreation vehicle to spend time enjoying the splendors of Trail township and outdoor activities.
Gyro Park - sandy beaches
Red Mountain - short distance for skiing
View from atop West Trail
Historic City Murals
Trail Memorial Centre - Sports Hall of Memories
Annual Silver City Days, an Italian Celebration 2nd weekend in May
Italian Communities renowned Italian Dishes
Trail began after the discovery of gold and ore in the neighboring Red Mountain, in the Rossland region by Joe Moris and Joe Bourgeois. It was at this time, Eugene Sayre Topping and his friend Frank Hanna purchased 343 acres and laid out the plans for a town to be developed. This plan was the beginning of the township Trail and on the outskirts of Trail they built a smelt for processing the ore. The township sites were being bought up and businesses built as the success of mining in Rossland continued. The Town of Trail was incorporated as in 1901.
Many of the historical artifacts that helped to pioneer the great days of the Gold Rush are held in the Trail Museum.
Summer average 25 degrees Celsius, mid-Summer days can exceed 35 degrees Celsius
Winter average -5 degree Celsius, mild to cold with periods of moderate snowfall
Trail Things to Do