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Famed for its dramatic natural setting along the mighty Columbia River, Trail is also home to pristine parks, outdoor sporting, and world-class skiing and golf.

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.

Memorial Center

Trail Memorial Centre

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.

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Gyro Park

Gyro Park

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.

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Visac Art Gallery

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.

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Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre

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.

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Charles Baily

Charles Bailey Theater

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.

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Champions Monument

Home of Champions Monument

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.

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Trail Rock Walls

Trails Rock Walls

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.

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Sports Hall

Sports Hall of Memories

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.

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Trail Museum

Trail Museum

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.

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The Colander Restaurant

The Colander Restaurant

The Trail tradition! The Colander Restaurant serves up world famous Italian cuisine. Ask our Concierge to reserve your table.

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Columbia Gardens

Columbia Gardens Vinyard and Winery

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.

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Chances Casino

Chances Casino

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.

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Harding Heights

Harding Heights Ranch

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...

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Royal Theater

Royal Theater

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.

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Interpretive Centre

Teck Interpretive Centre

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!

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Welcome to Trail
BC #1 Sports Town

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.

BC's #1 Sports Town

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.

To Give you An Idea of Our Location
Distance & Maps

Local Attractions:

  • 0.32 kilometers(s) from Charles Bailey Theatre
  • 0.80 kilometers(s) from City Center
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Kootenay Boundary Region
  • 0.32 kilometers(s) from Royal Theatre
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Gyro Park
  • 7.00 kilometer(s) from Waneta Plaza

Corporate Locations:

  • 0.02 kilometer(s) from Fortis BC
  • 0.08 kilometer(s) from Teck Metals LTD
  • 11.00 kilometer(s) from BC Recycling Centres Association
  • 13.00 kilometer(s) from Waneta Dam
  • 0.08 kilometer(s) from Trail Memorial Center
  • 10.00 kilometer(s) from 5N Plus
  • 12.00 kilometer(s) from Retriev (Toxco) Trail BC


  • 0.16 kilometer(s) from skating arena
  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from Birch Bank Golf Course
  • 17.00 kilometer(s) from Red Mountain Ski Resort
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from aquatic center
  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from Redstone Golf Course

Nearby Cities:

  • 0.24 kilometers(s) from Fortis
  • 26.00 kilometer(s) from Castlegar
  • 15.00 kilometer(s) from Rossland
  • 67.00 kilometer(s) from Nelson


  • 2.00 kilometer(s) from Greyhound bus terminal
  • 214 kilometer(s) from Spokane International Airport
  • 30.00 kilometer(s) from Castlegar Airport
  • 8.00 Kilometer(s) from Trail Regional Airport


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.

Birchbank Golf Course

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.

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Redstone Golf Course

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.

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Ski & Board

Red Mountain Resort

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."

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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.

Local Activities

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.

Exercise Your Senses

Rent bicycles and wheel along the scenic 10-km (6-mi) of Riverwalk along the banks of the beautiful Columbia River.

Set a Course for Adventure

Charter a fishing guide and head out for world class fishing on the mighty Columbia River, or kayak its powerful waters.

Explore the Elevations

Try mountain biking during the summer, and snowboarding in the winter, all at the top of Red Mountain.



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