Trail: Who’s who in business

Information for business in Trail, B.C., including contacts, award winners and listings.

Trail, B.C., at night along the banks of the Columbia River.

Trail, B.C., is situated on the banks of the mighty Columbia River. — Jason de Frias photo

Community Pulse Population7,575 Number of businesses500 Supporting industriesMining (smelting and refining), recreation, services, tourism

Situated on the banks of the Columbia River, Trail, B.C., is a busy community that offers a great lifestyle. Teck’s Trail Operations in the area consist of one of the world’s largest zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes of its kind. The Waneta Dam and Waneta Dam expansion are also nearby.

Trail Chamber of Commerce

Everything you need to know about the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce on one handy page.

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City of Trail

Current Council

  • Mike Martin, Mayor
  • Robert Cacchioni
  • Carol Dobie
  • Eleanor Gattafoni Robinson
  • Lisa Pasin
  • Kevin Jolly
  • Sandy Santori

Economic development contact

One-on-one with the Mayor

A headshot of Mike Martin, the mayor of Trail, B.C.

Mike Martin, the new mayor of Trail, B.C., talks about anticipated challenges, goals and his dedication to advancing the community.

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Trail branding and tourism

Upcoming Trail events

Trail, British Columbia | Storm the Stairs 2017

The most unique fitness challenge or friendly walk in BC!

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Top employers

Every year Kootenay Business lists of Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. As a busy West Kootenay centre for industry, Trail has a number of companies on this year's list.

  • Teck in Trail (1610)
  • Ferraro Foods (Trail and Rossland 175)
  • Amec Americas Limited (135)
  • City of Trail (110)
  • Maglio Building Centre (Trail and Nelson 80)
  • Canadian Tire (55)
  • A.M. Ford (Sales) Ltd. (38)

Top business people in Trail

The following business individuals have shown dedication to business and their communities. They have been recognized on the Kootenay Business list of Top 10 business people for various years.

Tersia and Ben DeJager own and operate Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery near Trail, B.C.
Tersia and Ben DeJager

The power of personality is evident in the successful operation of Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery near Trail, B.C.

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Father-and-son team John Urquhart Sr. And John Urquhart Jr. operate Valley Firearms together in Trail, B.C.
John Urquhart Sr. and John Urquhart Jr.

At Valley Firearms, a father and son make sure they can offer the best service to local hunting, shooting and fishing enthusiasts

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Bob and Heidi Evans

It’s like a movie script: boy meets girl, they fall in love and get married, open up a burger shop and live happily ever after.

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Longtime Businesses of Trail

Randy Smith is the owner and operator of Parslow Lock & Safe Ltd. in Trail, B.C.
Safe and secure in Trail

Parslow Lock & Safe is a senior citizen among businesses in Trail, B.C

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Do you own a business in Trail? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.

Promoted Trail businesses