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Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Motto: Home of Champions
Trail, British Columbia, Canada.
Trail, British Columbia, Canada.

Census division  
Regional District Kootenay Boundary
Area: 34.78 km²
Founded  
Incorporated  
Population

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7,575 (2001)
Population density 217.8/km²
Time zone Pacific: UTC -8
Postal code span V1R
Coordinates 49°5′42″N, 117°42′36″W
Elevation   m MSL
Highways Highway 3B
Highway 22
Waterways Columbia River
Mayor
Governing body Trail City Council

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1(sc) According to the Canada 2001 Census.
2(gr) Geographic references.

Trail ( 49°5′42″N, 117°42′36″W) is a city in the Kootenay region of the interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is the seat of the Kootenay Boundary Regional District. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... The Kootenay Region (in common parlance The Kootenays) comprises the southeastern portion of British Columbia. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Categories: Regional districts of British Columbia | Geographic regions of British Columbia | Canada-place stubs ...

Looking east from West Trail, the Victoria Street bridge crossing the Columbia River is visible below
Trail as it appeared in 1908

Contents

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Geography

Trail has an area of 34.78 square kilometers. The city is located on both banks of the Columbia River, approximately 10 kilometres north of the US border. This section of the Columbia River valley is located between the Monashee Mountains to the west and the Selkirk Mountains to the east. The Columbia flows directly north-south from Castlegar, turns east near downtown Trail, and then meets the US border at Waneta and the Pend Oreille River. The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... Monashee Mountains are a mountain range in British Columbia, Canada covering the areas of British Columbia (78%) and Washington State (22%) and extending 530 km from north to south and 150 km from east to west. ... The Selkirk Mountains are a mountain range originating in Idaho and Washington, and extending into SE British Columbia. ... Castlegar is a small city in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. ...


Summer climate in Trail is generally hot and dry with moderately cool nights. Temperatures often exceed 35°C during summer afternoons. Thunderstorms are common during the late-Spring and Summer season, often moving into the valley from the south. The fall months brings dense river fog, especially during the overnight and morning hours, as a cold air inversion lingers above the relatively warm river surface. Winters are mild to cold with periods of moderate snowfall. Nearby villages such as Warfield and Fruitvale often receive greater amounts of snow due to higher elevation. Fruitvale can refer to: Fruitvale, Oakland, California Fruitvale, Colorado Fruitvale, Texas Fruitvale, British Columbia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


The Monashee Mountains are the first major mountain range east the Coastal Mountains to intercept moisture laden westerly flow from the Pacific. As a result, areas west of Trail, including the Christina Range, Rossland Range, the city of Rossland, and the Blueberry-Paulson section of the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3) receive greater amounts of winter precipitation, mostly in the form of heavy snow. Vegetation in the Trail area, although fairly lush, is noticeably drier than other areas with a more westerly aspect. Rossland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...     Crowsnest Highway marker shields. ...


Transportation

Highway 3B, a branch of the Crowsnest Highway is the main east-west artery through Trail. Highway 22 connects branches northward to Castlegar. Highway 22A connects 3B to Waneta and the US Border. There is a second border crossing south of Rossland on Highway 22. British Columbia provincial highway 3B, opened in 1967, is an alternate loop to the Crowsnest Highway between Nancy Greene Lake and an area called Meadows, just west of Erie on the Crowsnest. ...     Crowsnest Highway marker shields. ... British Columbia provincial highway 22 is a north-south highway that provides quick access from the city of Canada-U.S. border. ... Castlegar is a small city in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. ...


There are two bridges that cross the Columbia River. The majority of traffic volume is found on the "new" bridge which serves Highway 3B (Victoria Street). The original bridge ("old" bridge) is found further south and has a wooden deck with two narrow lanes. It was recently closed for structural repair and is now once again in full use.


Kootenay Boundary Transit System operates a fleet of buses providing conventional transit service on 8 routes through out the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary with a fleet of Low-floor buses which provide wheelchair and scooter accessible service on transit routes throughout the region. Low-floor buses are equipped with a ramp, have no entry steps and have a kneeling feature that lowers the entry level for passengers who have difficulty climbing stairs, aswell as handy DART Kootenay Boundary Transit System (also known as Trail Transit Services INC) is the official name of the transit system in Trail, British Columbia and its surrounding area. ... The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is a regional district in the province of British Columbia, Canada. ...


Pacific Coastal Airlines operates flights between Trail Airport (CAD4) and Vancouver (CYVR) on a daily basis. Air Canada flights are available between nearby Castlegar (CYCG) to both Calgary and Vancouver. Flights from Trail airport are often delayed or cancelled during the winter season due to thick low cloud and reduced visibility. Pacific Coastal Airlines is a commuter airline based in Vancouver, Canada, that serves communities on the southern British Columbia coast and on Vancouver Island. ... Trail Airport, (IATA: N/A, ICAO: CAD4) is located 6. ... Air Canada is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Castlegar is a small city in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. ...


Neighbourhoods

Trail is known as the "Little Italy of Canada". Downtown Trail is located on the west side of the Columbia River. Teck Cominco metallurgical operations are located on a flat plateau directly north of Downtown, at a higher elevation. West Trail is one of Trail's oldest neighbourhoods, and is predominantly Italian. It is located along the steep slopes of Lookout Mountain, directly south and west of Downtown Trail. West Trail is characterized by steep streets, rock walls, covered stairways, and vistas of both Teck Cominco and the Columbia River valley. Highway 3B passes through Downtown Trail as Victoria Street, heads westward through The Gulch, and starts a steep ascent to Warfield and Rossland. Teck-Cominco TSX: TEK is a Canadian mining company. ...


Heading east from Downtown Trail, Highway 3B crosses the Columbia River and enters East Trail. Northwards from here lies Gyro Park and Sunningdale. Further east lies Shavers Bench, Muriel Heights, Glenmerry, and Waneta. Trail's main shopping mall, Waneta Plaza, and airport (CYZZ) is located in Waneta.

Sunningdale subdivision. Taken May 2007 from the Upper Sunningdale hiking trail viewpoint
Sunningdale subdivision. Taken May 2007 from the Upper Sunningdale hiking trail viewpoint
View of Sunningdale subdivision looking towards downtown Trail BC. Taken May 2007 from the Upper Sunningdale hiking trail viewpoint

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Demographics

According to Statistics Canada, Trail's population was 7320 during the Canada 2001 Census. [1] Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

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Attractions

The Trail Memorial Centre currently plays host to the Trail & District Public Library, the Trail Smoke Eaters hockey team, the Trail Museum, and the Sports Hall of Memories, in addition to many local sports facilities. This historic landmark, located at 1051 Victoria Street, was home to two world championship Smoke Eaters teams. The arena section of the facility was recently revitalized and is one of the highest capacity arenas in the province, outside of cities like Vancouver and Kelowna. The Trail Memorial Centre is a hub of civic activity year-round, and has been a focal point of the community since its inception. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Greater Trail BC Area Hiking Trails

Besides producing hockey and baseball talent, Trail BC offers many local hiking trails that are within 5 to 10 minutes from downtown Trail.


There are at least 4 Canadian flags that have been placed on various mountain peaks around the greater Trail BC area by members of the 44th Field Engineering Squadron, and each one of these offers excellent 1 hour to 2 1/2 hour hikes up to the flag viewpoints for avid and novice hiking enthusiasts. Visitors and residents can hike to the East Trail Canadian flag viewpoint and the flag that can be seen waving in the wind above the regional hospital, by following the trail up along side the creek that comes down to meet the road where it intersects to go to the J.L. Crowe High School or the regional hospital.


Another good hike is the Upper Sunningdale Sandhill viewpoint hiking trail. The trail-head can be reached by driving to the Upper Sunningdale Park on Marianna Cresent where you can safely park your car at the park entrance. Walk west (to the right)down Marianna Cresent until you reach the Water Tower Hill road. Walk up past the chain link fence, and look for the trail-head on the right just past the granite rocks which can be seen in the water runoff ditch. This 40 minute, easy level rating hiking trail is clearly marked, and the steepest part of the trail heads up past the pine trees at the start of the trail, and then you follow the trail along the sandhill ridge until you reach the viewpoint just below the Sandhill plateau above the Upper Sunningdale Park.


Another Canadian flag waves above Sunningdale, and can be viewed from most areas of Upper and Lower Sunningdale. If you want to take a longer hike than the Upper Sunningdale Sandhill viewpoint, you can hike further, by taking the trail that heads from the Sandhill viewpoint, towards the rock cliffs. Take the clearly marked trail up past a number of rock cliffs to the Sunningdale Canadian Flag viewpoint to reach the Canadian Flag.


The hike rating for the Sunningdale Canadian Flag viewpoint on Mount Heinze is an intermediate level, and you can amek it up to the viewpoint in approximately 2 1/2 hours, as most of the hiking trail is clearly marked, but sections of the trail up near the swamps below the flag viewpoint on Mount Heinze can be thick with brush. Leave enough time to hike back down, so the best time to make this hike is in the early morning. Be bear and wild animal aware, and make lots of noise if you startle a bear. Always pack enough water, or 1 to 2 litres of your favorite hiking drink, and pack a lunch and your digital camera for this hike, as the views of the Greater Trail BC area are spectacular from this viewpoint.



From each of the Sunningdale hiking trail vantage points, you'll get a beautiful view of the sub-division of Sunningdale, Bingay Bay (Sandy Island), the Columbia River as it flows towards Gyro and past downtown Trail BC, Teck Cominco's lead and zinc smelter property (which is relatively green and clean looking), Tadanac, Rivervale, and up towards Warfield, Rossland, and Red and Granite Mountain ski hills.

View of hiking trail above the Trail Regional Hospital. Taken May 2007 on the East Trail Canadian Flag hiking trail
View of Canadian flag that waves in the wind above the Trail Regional Hospital. Taken May 2007 from East Trail Canadian Flag hiking trail viewpoint
View of Gyro Park in Trail BC. Taken in May 2007, from viewpoint above the Trail Regional Hospital.

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Famous natives

Jason Raymond Bay (born September 20, 1978 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian baseball player, who plays left field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Lauren Bay (born August 9, 1981 in Trail, British Columbia) is a Canadian softball pitcher. ... National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), formerly the Womens Pro Softball League (WPSL), is the only professional womens softball league in the world. ... Dallas Drake was born in Trail, British Columbia on the 4th of February. ... Steve McCarthy (born on February 3, 1981 in Trail, British Columbia) is a defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks. ... Shawn Horcoff (born 17 September 1978) is a professional ice hockey center who was born in Trail, British Columbia. ... Barrett Jackman (born March 5, 1981 in Trail, British Columbia) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the St. ... Ray Ferraro (born August 23, 1964 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player for the NHL. He played for the Hartford Whalers (1984-1991), New York Islanders (1991-1995), New York Rangers (1995-1996), Los Angeles Kings (1996-1999), Atlanta Thrashers (1999-2002) and St. ... Mike Matteucci (born December 27, 1971 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired former professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Steve Tambellini (born on May 14, 1958 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a former NHL player and is currently the Vice President and Assistant General Manager for the Vancouver Canucks hockey franchise in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Cesare Maniago (Born January 13, 1939 in Trail, British Columbia) was a National Hockey League goaltender who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and Vancouver Canucks. ... Kerrin-Lee Gartner is a Canadian downhill skiier, born in Trail, British Columbia (September 21, 1966. ... Ken Georgetti is a Canadian labour union leader. ... The Canadian Labour Congress, or CLC (in French le Congrès du travail du Canada or CTC) is the central labour body in Canada to which most Canadian labour unions are affiliated. ... The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) is an organization in Canada comprised of chief executive officers of roughly 150 leading Canadian corporations. ... Thomas James Harrison (born on January 18, 1945 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a former major league pitcher. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... Robert Hampton Gray, VC , DSC was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC) during World War II. The VC is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Other Information

As part of its contribution to the Manhattan Project, Canada built and operated a 6 T/a electrolytic heavy water plant at Trail, BC, which started operation in 1943.


External links

  • City of Trail Official Site
  • Trail Chamber Of Commerce Website
  • Trail Smoke Eaters Website
  • Trail Transit Website
  • Trail Rossland News: Local news stories Website Newspaper serving the communities of Trail, Rossland, Warfield, Montrose, Frutivale, Salmo and Ymir
  • West Kootenay Unplugged: Web Portal Features a popular news portal & social networking community, casual games, Web-links directory and more... serving Trail, Rossland, & other West Kootenay communities
  • Indigo World Magazine: Web Magazine Features a Trail West Kootenay based magazine about global warming and serving Trail, Rossland, & other West Kootenay communities

Links to Greater Trail area Hike and Walk Guides with photos

  • WKU: Walk from Gyro Park to Sunningdale sub-division Webpage Photos of the walkway from Gyro Park in Trail British Columbia to the Sunningdale sub-division in Trail BC
  • WKU: Sunningdale Canadian Flag Viewpoint hiking trail Webpage Local area hiking guide on WK Unplugged featuring day hike that can be accessed from the Upper Sunningdale sub-division in Trail BC
  • Trail Steps Out!: Website Group walking program serving Greater Trail BC area

  Results from FactBites:
 
Trail, British Columbia - definition of Trail, British Columbia in Encyclopedia (92 words)
Trail is a town in the Kootenay region of the interior of British Columbia, Canada.
Trail has an area of 34.78 square kilometers.
According to Statistics Canada, Trail's population was 7575 during the 2001 census.
Trail, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (221 words)
Trail (49°5′42″N, 117°42′36″W) is a town in the Kootenay region of the interior of British Columbia, Canada.
The city is located on both banks of the Columbia River, approximately 10 kilometres north of the US border.
According to Statistics Canada, Trail's population was 7575 during the Canada 2001 Census.
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