Incorporated on November 4, 1952, the beautiful and historic Village of Fruitvale sits nestled in the picturesque natural surroundings of Southern BC. The Village is located 16km East of the City of Trail, within the eastern section of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, at an elevation of 591 meters. Its 2,033 residents enjoy world class recreation, diverse employment opportunities and affordable living. Visit our Tourism & Recreation page to learn more about what the region has to offer residents and visitors alike!
The scenic mountain drive is a great way to travel when making your way to the Kootenays. Highway 3B is a well maintained and easy to navigate artery with generally light traffic flows.
Trail –> 16km
Grand Forks –> 122 km
Vancouver –> 643 km
Kelowna –> 331 km
Calgary –> 603 km
Spokane –> 203 km
Waneta –> 19 km
Hours, contact and other info: CBSA – Waneta
Paterson –> 49 km
Hours, contact and other info: CBSA – Paterson
Nelway –> 75 km
Hours, contact and other info: CBSA – Nelway
The Village may be accessed via 5 international and regional airports:
Trail RegionalAirport–> 12 km (12 mins)
Website: Trail Regional Airport
West Kootenay Regional Airport–> 42 km (29 mins)
Website: West Kootenay Regional Airport
Canadian Rockies International Airport–> 227 km (2 hrs, 39 mins)
Website: Canadian Rockies International Airport
Kelowna International Airport–> 344 km (4 hrs)
Website: Kelowna International Airport
Spokane International Airport–> 213 km (2 hrs, 50 mins)
Website: Spokane International Airport
Three major parks, one minor park, creek area, arena, curling rink, all-season sport court, golf course, campgrounds, bowling lanes, community hall, and public library.
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital – 250-368-3311 (15 km west of Fruitvale)
Beaver Valley Public Library
Fruitvale was originally named Beaver Siding because it was a railway stop for the great Northern Railroad. In 1906, Fruitvale Limited purchased a great deal of land on both sides of this stop and changed the name to Fruitvale.
Today, Fruitvale is mainly a residential area for the employees working in the industries located in and around the area. However, in the downtown core, there are some great stores that will surprise and delight visitors. We have full service amenities such as, a grocery store, a pharmacy, a medical clinic, dental clinics, veterinary services, gas stations, auto services, a post office, cafes and places to eat, BC liquor store, and a “real” Country store with feed and gifts.
Visit our full Village History page HERE.