Named after the Dewdney Trail, which passed through the area, Trail (population 7680, though the total population of the Lower Columbia (including Fruitvale, Montrose, Trail, Warfield, Rossland and Regional District Kootenay Boundary Areas A and B) totals 19,220), incorporated on June 14, 1901. Trail is located on Columbia River between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains in the West Kootenay region of southern BC. Trail proudly displays a “The Home of the Champions” monument in recognition of local individuals and groups who have excelled in their chosen field of endeavour. Trail’s Teck Lead-Zinc Smelter complex has grown to become the largest lead and zinc smelter in the world. Those interested in learning more about the entire smelting process can visit the Teck Interpretive Centre which is located in the Trail Visitor Centre. Residents and tourists can often be found hiking, biking or soaking up the sun at Gyro Park.
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