City of Trail


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About Us

The City of Trail is situated on the Columbia River in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia where 7,681 people (2011 Census Data) call home. It is a special place with affordable real estate, outstanding recreational facilities and an abundance of outdoor activities. In addition, it has an active arts and culture community and a variety of service clubs and organizations.

Not only is this Kootenay town blessed with a central location, a temperate climate and an excellent interior transportation network, but you may be surprised to learn that Trail is also a hotbed for technology and research and development - with lots of room to grow. Trail's skilled workforce enjoys a balanced lifestyle with challenging jobs, and an enviable quality of life.

The Teck Lead-Zinc Smelter complex, one of the largest of its kind in the world, is located in Trail and drives the regional economy. The city is also home to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, the largest diagnostic and acute care hospital in the West Kootenays. Trail's exceptional educational facilities ensure that residents can increase their knowledge and develop their skills without the necessity of moving away. It is a financial, service and retail centre and has a wide array of shopping options.

Trail offers stunning natural surroundings, a rich cultural and architectural history and a wealth of possibilities just waiting to be capitalized on.

Residents are immensely proud of their community, as evidenced by their strong volunteerism. Through their everyday lives, Trail residents emanate a ''can-do'' attitude which further positions us as a place to explore and a land of opportunity.

For residents and visitors alike, Trail offers outstanding opportunities for living life well and to the fullest.

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