Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Trail has a long and diverse mining history that began with the late 19th-century Rossland gold rush and continued with the construction of a smelter in 1895.
Visitors can experience this mining history today at the Teck Interpretive Centre, on a guided tour of the Trail smelter, or by venturing out to the Le Roi Mine.
Trail also has some impressive displays of historic stonemason work created by early residents. Follow Trail's Rock Walls – A Walking Tour Adventure brochure to see the stone walls and covered staircases in Trail.
Teck Interpretive Centre
The Trail smelter operates today under the Teck Corporation, using leading technologies to produce zinc and lead. In 2001, the plant produced 120,000 tons of lead and 290,000 tonnes of zinc – more than any other single smelting operation in the world.