City of Trail

City of Trail


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About Us

Trail, situated on the Columbia River in the West Kootenay region of southern British Columbia, is a unique and culturally rich town populated by 8,186 people. It is a special place with affordable real estate, outstanding recreational facilities, an abundance of outdoor activities, an active arts and culture community, and a variety of service clubs and organizations. Trail is centrally located, has a temperate climate and an excellent interior transportation network, including the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) with daily service to Vancouver’s (YVR) South Terminal.

Trail is also a thriving area for technology and research and development. Trail’s skilled workforce enjoys a balanced lifestyle with challenging jobs, and an enviable quality of life. Teck Trail Operations, one of the largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refinery complexes in the world, is located in Trail and drives the regional economy. Metal Tech Alley, world leaders in metallurgical product development and materials science, reside in Trail, and the city is home to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH), the largest diagnostic and acute care hospital in the West Kootenay region. The province recently invested in a new Emergency Department, Phase 2 Pharmacy, and Ambulatory Care at the KBRH.

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 opportunities and possibilities. Residents are immensely proud of their community, as evidenced by their strong volunteerism. For residents and visitors alike, Trail offers outstanding opportunities for living life well and to the fullest.