Recreational Activities in BC’s Lower Columbia

Perfect summer day for a swim at Gyro Park Beach in Trail, BC


Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC

Recreation and Sports play a central role in the lifestyle of BC’s Lower Columbia residents. We have an abundance of first-rate recreational facilities and our pleasing four-season climate is perfect for year round outdoor activities. Local recreation facilities and programming along with many community volunteers enable our region to offer a premier adventure recreation destination experience.

Community sports and recreation facility locations, programs and information is available through the City of Trail, the City of Rossland and the villages of Fruitvale, Montrose and Warfield websites.

In part, our local charm is based on a distinct absence of commercialism, with an emphasis on natural attractions and home-style hospitality. Summer Recreation Activities include golf, baseball in the park, tennis, spray parks, swimming, fishing, kayaking, boating, river tubing, hiking and mountain biking.

Winter Recreation Activities include curling, hockey, skating and of course – all types of skiing. BC’s Lower Columbia region is part of British Columbia’s Powder Triangle—a narrow mountainous wedge in the southeastern corner of this province—that usually guarantees powder snow at least four times as high as an elephant’s eye. Our local hill, historic RED Mountain, receives 7.6 metres (25 feet) of annual snowfall and has 1,685 acres of ski-able terrain.

Come have a look around, both the cities of Trail and Rossland offer urban walking tours. You will likely find a lot of reasons to stay and play.

More Lower Columbia Recreation Information

Outdoor Family Hiking Adventure

Biking in Rossland

City of Rossland – Has a self-guided “Heritage Tour” describing historical significance of local buildings with maps available at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce.

Home of Champions Monument – Located in Trail, honours Lower Columbia residents who champion Sports, Business or Lifestyle excellence.

Kootenay Columbia Trails Society – Provides mountain bike and hiking trail information for the Rossland ranges.

Sports Hall of Memories – Located at the Trail Memorial Centre.

Tourism Rossland

Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre – Pools, hot tub, water attractions, gym, steam room, fitness centre.

Trail & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Centre

Trail Memorial Centre – Ice rinks, gymnasium, racquetball, squash, meeting rooms, commercial kitchen.

Trail’s famous rock walls hiking map

West Kootenay Provincial Parks

Directory Information

Betterbook Directory

Canpages Directory