Trail Museum & Archives
Situated in the brand new Trail Riverfront Centre, the Trail Museum & Archives offers a glimpse into Trail’s long history as a pioneer industrial town and sports haven. Did we mention it’s free?
- Website: trailhistory.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 250-364-0821
- 1505 Bay Avenue
Sports Hall of Memories
For a deeper look into Trail’s sport heritage, drop by the Trail Memorial Centre and take in the 22 exhibits of sporting history.
- Phone: 250-364-0829
- 1051 Victoria Street
Gyro Park Gazebo (MUSIC IN THE PARK, SUMMER ONLY)
Enjoy live music in the beautiful Gyro Park. From June through August, the Trail and District Arts Council and Kootenay Savings bring in a variety of talented musicians for your enjoyment. View their events schedule, grab your lawn chair and bring a toonie for donation.
- Website: trail-arts.com
- 1090 Charles Lakes Drive
The ultimate venue for live performances and music in the Kootenays, The Bailey promises large capacity and intimate ambience for culture seekers. Check out their events calendar before planning your stay.
- Website: baileytheatre.com
- Phone: 250-368-9669 (box office)
- 1501 Cedar Avenue
|Photo by Larry Doell
Visac Gallery and Creative Art Centre
Trail’s lone gallery actively rotates exhibitions, programming and workshops. It’s the ideal place to explore your creative side.
- Website: visacgallery.com
- Phone: 250-364-1181 1501 Cedar Avenue (basement)
The Royal Theatre
Built in 1928, The Royal offers a modern movie-going experience in vintage style. Proudly serving real butter!
- Website: royaltheatretrail.com
- Phone: 250-364-2114 (show line)
- 1597 Bay Avenue
Historic Rock Walls
Get a little taste of Europe with a walking tour of Trail’s historic rock walls, built to support the Europeanstyle streets in West and East Trail. The Rigatoni Ramble or the Haggis Hike will bring you face to face with the hundreds of rock walls, some 25 feet high, many of them carved by hand. Purchase a self-guided walking tour map prepared by the Rock Wall Project Enthusiastico Society at the Trail Riverfront Centre at 1505 Bay Avenue.
Trail has 63 unique covered staircases, mainly in West Trail. Built in the 1930s and 1940s, the staircases provided easier access to the downtown core. Fun fact: stacked atop one another, the staircases would equal 6,610 vertical feet or 1.25 miles (2 km)! If you’re looking for a workout with a side of culture, look no further!
Home of the Champions Monuement
Chances are you’ll recognize a few names on the Home of Champions Monument, where we honour Greater Trail’s outstanding achievers. Check out the inductees at trailhistory.com. You’ll be surprised who we can claim as ours! It proudly sits at 1199 Cedar Avenue in downtown Trail, right outside Kootenay Savings Credit Union.
For a complete listing of arts and culture events in the Trail area, check out the Trail & District Arts Council events calendar at trail-arts.com/events. From live performances by some of Canada’s top acts to colourful jazz sessions, culture is thriving in Trail!
Murals & Historic Plaque Tour
For the active heritage lover, spend some time in downtown Trail admiring the historically-themed murals and the many plaques featured on downtown buildings. Like what you see? A companion guide is available for purchase at Trail Riverfront Centre, complete with a map of plaque and mural locations. For more information on any building or mural, email the Trail Museum & Archives staff or call 250-364-0829.
|Submitted by Tourism Trail