Beside the Columbia River, nestled among the Rocky Mountains, the small city of Trail has the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains as its backyard, and a never-ending list of outdoor adventures to choose from. Trail is also home to "the giant on the hill," the Cominco lead-zinc smelter which operates the town's new mini-science-centre.Discover the unspoiled wilderness throughout the Kootenays on a mountain bike using any of the countless trails in the area, or try your hand at fishing the mighty Columbia River. Rainbow Trout are abundant and easily hooked from May through October.
Take a morning to enjoy a free guided tour of the world's largest zinc-lead smelter. A mainstay in the community for over a century, the Cominco smelter operates an interpretive science center where you can study displays that explain the uses of zinc and lead as well as watch videos on the big screen TV and play educational computer games.A stop at the Sports Hall of Fame is also suggested. See which sport legends were born and raised in Trail. Visit the local museum, art gallery, or walk in Gyro Park and play in the children’s water park. And why not end the evening with popcorn and a movie at the theater.
Trail is located on Highway 3A, 26km (16 mi.) south of Castlegar. Bus lines travel through the city regularly. Commercial airlines fly into Castlegar, south of Trail.Population: 21,000Elevation: 420 m (1,360 ft.)Avg. July Temp: 28ºC (82ºF)Avg. Jan Temp: -5ºC (23ºF)
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