Two bikers overlooking the Columbia River in Trail
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Bridge over the Columbia River (David Gluns photo)

Bridge over the Columbia River (David Gluns photo)

Trail (population: 7,237) is set along the banks of the Columbia River, and is home to one of the largest lead zinc smelters in the world.

Guided tours of the smelter plants facilities offer a comprehensive look at the entire mining process. However, Trail is not just a heavy industry town. It is also the self-proclaimed "Home of Champions," where many world-class athletes have trained and participated in many national and international sports events. Trail is a tight-knit and ethnically diverse community.

Things to Do in Trail

Explore hands-on interactive exhibits at the Teck Interpretive Centre, located in the Trail Visitor Centre on Bay Avenue, across from the Cominco Arena. Meander the narrow streets, climb the covered staircases, and check out the amazing stone retaining walls of West Trail. From September through spring play-offs, catch the Trail Smoke Eaters, a Junior A Hockey League division team, at the Trail Memorial Centre.

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