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About the Village of Fruitvale

Where Fruitvale BC sits from a provincial scale view


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!

Getting Here


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.

Driving Distances:

Trail –> 16km
Grand Forks –> 122 km
Vancouver –> 643 km
Kelowna –> 331 km
Calgary –> 603 km
Spokane –> 203 km

USA Border Crossings:

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

Community Facilities

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.

Nearest Hospital

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital – 250-368-3311 (15 km west of Fruitvale)


Beaver Valley Nursery School
Fruitvale Elementary
J. Lloyd Crowe


Beaver Valley Public Library
Website: beavervalley.bc.libraries.coop


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.

Village Office: Mon – Thurs
8:30am – 4:30 pm
Public Works: Mon – Fri
7:00 am – 3:30 pm

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