Community Profile

Where Fruitvale BC sits from a provincial scale view

Fruitvale, a 911 community, is located east of the City of Trail on Highway #3B in the southern interior of British Columbia, within the eastern section of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary.

Fruitvale Statistics:

238 hectares (595 acres)

591 meters (1970 feet)


2021 – 2,033
2020 – 2,037
2019 – 2,037
2018 – 2,031
2017 – 2,016
2016 – 2,005
2015 – 2,019
2013 – 2,015
2011 – 2,016
2006 – 1,952
2001 – 2,025
1996 – 2,117
Provided by: Statistics Canada


Mean Summer Temperature: 19.5 °C 67.4 °F
Mean Winter Temperature: -5 °C 23.5 °F
Annual Rainfall 452.9 mm: 17.83 in
Annual Snowfall: 179.1 cm 70.1 in
Growing Season: 136 days

Local Economic Base:
Smelting and Refining, Lumber Production, Retail and Service

Industrial Land
Total Serviced Industrial Land – 24 hectare (60 acres)
Vacant Services Industrial Land – little vacancy
Servicing – range of servicing
Cost – $25,000 – $60,000/hectare
$10,000 – $25,000/acre

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.

Banquet Facilities
The Fruitvale Memorial Centre, the most modern facility in the West Kootenays, has a capacity of 300. With its modern kitchen, bar, sound system, handicap elevator and more, it’s the perfect place to hold your special event.

If a smaller room is what you need, the Club Room, located on the lower floor of the Fruitvale Memorial Centre, has a comfortable seating capacity of 60 and also has a modern kitchen.

Garbage Disposal
Residential garbage collection is done by the Public Works Department. Business and residential garbage is collected over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) every week. Residential garbage must be placed in authorized Village of Fruitvale garbage bags in order to be collected. These bags must be purchased at the Village of Fruitvale office, and are only available to Village of Fruitvale residents. Garbage placed in ordinary garbage bags will not be picked up.


Curbside Recycling
Blue Box curbside recycling collection is done over two days (Thursday and Friday) every other week and is collected by Alpine Disposals. This is an R.D.K.B. function.

Water System
Direct supply from Fruitvale and Kelly Creeks. Storage capacity of Fruitvale Tank is 1,091,040 litres (240,000 gallons), Mill Road Balancing Tank holds 454,600 litres (100,000 gallons), Kelly Creek reservoir holds 2,727,600 litres (600,000 gallons) and the water treatment plant holds 2,727,600 litres (600,000 gallons) for a total storage capacity of 7,000,840 litres (1,540,000 gallons). The western section of Fruitvale is serviced by the Beaver Falls Waterworks District. Water is treated with a series of sand filtration and ultra violet system then minimal chlorine is added to the water.

Sewer System
Aeration and rapid infiltration basins.

Power Supplies
Electric Power – FortisBC Electricity
Natural Gas – FortisBC Gas

Medical Facilities
Public Health Nurse – 250-364-6219
Beaver Valley Clinic – 250-367-9211

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

Beaver Valley Nursery School
Fruitvale Elementary
J. Lloyd Crowe

Public Library
Beaver Valley Public Library
250-367-7114 – phone
250-367-7130 – fax


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.

Fruitvale was incorporated as a Village on November 4, 1952.

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.

View our full History page HERE.


Southern Trans Provincial Highway #3B

Driving distance to Fruitvale from:

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

Bus Service – Frequency and Destinations
West Kootenay Transit Regional Bus Service operates 6 days per week between Fruitvale and Trail with 11 stops in Fruitvale. Bus Schedule for Fruitvale & Area

Rail – Frequency and Destinations
Burlington Northern Railway – Freight services three times a week on the Spokane/Fruitvale/Nelson line.

Trail Airport @ Waneta/Columbia Gardens, 10 km (6 miles) – Serviced by Pacific Coastal Airlines

West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar, BC Airport, 41 km (25 miles) – Serviced by Air Canada

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

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