During your stay, discover the many things to do in Trail. Ask the Concierge for more information on the area attractions, including current events and Hockey Games at the Trail Memorial Centre down the street from the Hotel, or shows at the nearby Charles Bailey Theater.
The Trail Memorial Centre Complex, home of the Trail Smoke Eaters Junior "A" hockey team, houses two ice surfaces, a large gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts, several meeting rooms, a large scale commercial kitchen complete with freight elevator, the hockey "Hall of Memories" and the Trail and District Public Library.Learn More
Gyro Park is situated along the Columbia River between the communities of East Trail and Sunningdale. The park's scenic views of the Columbia Valley along with amenities that are sure to have something for everyone make the park a popular destination for family gatherings, events or for people just wanting to enjoy a lovely day in the park.Learn More
A non-profit gallery offering diverse exhibitions and programming. The Visac Art Gallery offers excellent facilities including an exhibition space, meeting and programming area, gift shop, and fully equipped pottery and lapidary studios.Learn More
The Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre was built in 1996 and this multi-million dollar facility has won several awards for its design and structure. The facility has hosted two BCSSA Provincial Swim Championships, Regional Swim Championships and is home to the Trail Stingrays Swim Club.Learn More
The main venue for the Performing Arts in Trail is the Charles Bailey Theatre, with a seating capacity of 719. Other venues are also available depending on the size of the show. For smaller concerts, the Rossland Miner's Hall can hold 180.The theatre is located in downtown Trail and is available for booking every day of the year except statutory holidays.Learn More
The Greater Trail Area is known as the Home of Champions, in recognition of those who reside in the area, or are from the area, and have excelled in their chosen field of endeavour. The construction of a monument in downtown Trail honours the "Champions" of the Greater Trail area in Sports, Industry and Lifestyle.Learn More
Take the Rigatoni Ramble or the Haggis Hike to come face to face with the hundreds of historic rock walls and other works in stone, built to support European-style streets and varied neighbourhoods in our beautiful city. Download the 10-route walking tour brochure here.Learn More
The Sports Hall of Memories was established in 1979 to collect, preserve and exhibit memorabilia that describes the rich sports heritage of Trail and to honour those individuals who have made a significant contribution to sport in our City.Learn More
The Trail Museum is located in the Trail Memorial Centre at 1051 Victoria Street. The Museum is modest in size however contains a wealth of artifacts, photos and unique historical items describing the history of Trail.Learn More
The Trail tradition! The Colander Restaurant serves up world famous Italian cuisine. Ask our Concierge to reserve your table.Learn More
A visit to the beautiful Kootenay region will not be complete without a stop at Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery Estate. Nested in the heart of Columbia Gardens Valley near Trail, British Columbia, Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery Estate is the first commercial sized vineyard and winery in the Kootenay Valley.Learn More
Chances is all about fun and friends. It’s a place you can spend a few hours talking, eating and playing together. Escape the routine, join in some fun and experience the exhilaration of playing for a prize... all at an affordable price. Games available at Chances locations include paper-based and electronic bingo, a full range of lottery products and a selection of other gaming options, such as slot machines, off-track betting or electronic gaming that varies from location to location.Learn More
Harding Heights Ranch Ltd. is a small family owned horseback riding business located in the beautiful Columbia River Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. Harding Heights Ranch offers, Year Round Guided Trail Rides,Lessons in Basic Western Riding and Horsemanship, Children's Birthday Parties, Farm Tours with Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Kids Horse Camps, Horse Drawn Christmas Light Tours, Manure Sales, Training, Hauling, and more...Learn More
The Royal Theatre in Trail screens all the latest motion pictures as well as broadcasts the Metropolitan Opera LIVE from New York City in glorious HD on the big screen. The Royal Theatre plays host to hundreds of people who travel from miles around to attend this wonderful and highly sought after production. One of only a handful of theatres providing this service, and the only one in the Kootenay's, the Royal Theatre is proud to have the MET Opera on their screen, and extend their invitation to all of you to come enjoy.Learn More
Imagine a free tour of one of the world’s largest zinc and lead complexes. What wondrous things would you expect to see? Start with the Teck Interpretive Centre. This mini science centre is well worth a visit!Learn More
The mighty Columbia River flows through the heart of Trail and has been instrumental in shaping its history. From mining to sternwheelers, power supply to recreation, the beauty and mystery of this majestic river brings life to the community.
The City of Trail is situated on the Columbia River in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. It is a special place with outstanding recreational facilities and an abundance of outdoor activities. In addition, it has an active arts and culture community and a variety of service clubs and organizations.
In the core of Trails business district The BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Hotel neighbors The Teck Lead-Zinc Smelter complex, one of the largest of its kind in the world. The city is also home to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, the largest diagnostic and acute care hospital in the West Kootenays.
The City of Trail is internationally known for its Sports and is recognized as BC's #1 Sports Town. The history is so rich that the Sports Hall of Memories contains archival film footage of the Trail Smoke Eaters return to Trail after capturing the Allan Cup in Calgary in 1938. In addition, it has footage of the final game of the 1961 World Hockey Championships when the "Smokies" won their second World Title. With the City of Trail's diverse lifestyle, rich sports history, favourable climate and easy access to four-season and first-class recreational facilities for the entire family, it's worthwhile to take time to Explore Your Trail.
Up for 18 holes of golf? Choose from a variety of challenging greater Trail area golf courses and spectacular settings. Ask the Concierge at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Hotel to reserve tee times and arrange transportation.
One Great Course! Birchbank Golf Course is one of the finest golf courses in the Kootenays and is sure to provide an excellent golf experience for every level of golfer.Learn More
As soon as you arrive on the first tee at Redstone, you understand that Redstone is a mountain golf course. The West Kootenay is a big part of what makes golf in Canada special. But golf at Redstone is more than the scenery as the first ever “Les Furber Signature Course” from the renown Canadian architect.Learn More
RED Mountain is the last great, unspoiled resort. RED delivers 4,200 acres of pristine skiing unfettered by overdevelopment.
With 300"/7.6m of annual snowfall, wide-open groomers, epic vertical (2,919ft/890m!), in-bounds cat-skiing, 360 degree descents off select peaks, a rich tradition, and the BEST tree runs in BC, it's no wonder The NY Times voted RED their #8 "Best Place in the World to Visit in 2013."Learn More
Trail offers a variety of racquet sports including Tennis, Racquet Ball and Squash, just minutes away from the Hotel. Ask our Concierge to reserve your court time.
Within easy reach of your BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Hotel guest room or suite are other options for sightseeing, sports or activities. For further ideas or details, our Concierge is always pleased to advise and assist you.
The Concierge at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Hotel is pleased offering a number of jogging routes to explore for your active enjoyment.
Rent bicycles and wheel along the scenic 10-km (6-mi) of Riverwalk along the banks of the beautiful Columbia River.
Charter a fishing guide and head out for world class fishing on the mighty Columbia River, or kayak its powerful waters.
Try mountain biking during the summer, and snowboarding in the winter, all at the top of Red Mountain.
1001 Rossland Avenue Trail, British Columbia Canada V1R 3N7
Local: (250) 368-3355 Reservations: 1 (800) 465-6682
Fax: (250) 368-3930 Email: [email protected]
Photo Credits: Tourism Rossland / Ryan Flett | Lower Columbia Tourism / Dave Heath
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