Find shopping and services in BC’s Lower Columbia region. We have most products found in major centres, and the service is more personal and friendly.
Many local shops are located in heritage buildings with unique architecture that makes for a picturesque outing. Spend the day shopping and poking around for curios and antiques, arts and crafts and locally made souvenirs. Find a place to enjoy a coffee while you sit, relax and enjoy the surroundings. Whether walking or driving, stores and services are easy to access and traffic is light. As a resident, sometimes this makes it easier to accomplish responsibilities before recreating.
The Waneta Plaza houses 30 retail and specialty shopping stores, including a free “ball room” for kids. Nearby big box stores include Walmart, Canadian Tire and Mark’s Work Warehouse. Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy a visit Columbia Valley Greenhouses.
The City of Trail serves as the business, financial and administrative centre for BC’s Lower Columbia region. You will find that most major banks and financial institutions have branches in the region.
Kootenay Savings Credit Union is a homegrown, member-owned, full-service financial institution. It has corporate offices in Trail, thirteen branches throughout the East and West Kootenay, over $825 million in assets, 41,000 members and over 260 employees. It also owns insurance and financial management subsidiaries and operates a Community Foundation.
Investment & Business Resources
BMO NesbittBurns – Investments
CIBC Wood Gundy – Investments
Community Futures – Business Loans
Western Economic Diversification Canada – Promotes development and diversification of the economy delivered primarily through grants and contribution programs.