Trail is a small city in the West Kootenay region of interior southeast British Columbia, Canada with a population in the neighborhood of 7000 people. The city is about 10 km north of the USA border at Waneta and about 25 km from Castlegar, a town also on the Columbia River. Another neighboring community is Rossland. The main employer in Trail and the most prominent feature on the city's skyline is the smelter operated by Teck Cominco.
 Get in
Trail is located on Hwy 3B, the main route through southern BC, and extends out on both sides of the Columbia River. A Private vehicle is the most common and most convenient way to reach Trail, but there are a few other options:
 Get around
Although the downtown is reasonably compact and easily walkable, some outlying areas of the city are located at some distance and require a car or a bike. There is some public transit in Trail and the surrounding area provided by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and BC Transit  or phone (250) 364-0261. Several nearby communities are served by connections with this system.
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Trail has at least two good food stores in or close to the downtown, Ferraro's and Safeway. Some distance east on Hwy 3B you can also find an Extra Foods, a WalMart and a Canadian Tire.
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Fast Food - Trail has the usual collection. A few examples....
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 Get out
Visit nearby Rossland, only 6 km west on Highway 3b. Rossland is well-known for it's mountain biking during summer and skiing during winter.