Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Built in 1996 this multimillion-dollar facility has won several awards for its design and structure. Amenities include meeting rooms, fitness centre and aquatic facilities (25m competition pool, leisure pool, slide, hot tub and steam room)
As the largest aquatic center and multi-spot facility between Kelowna and Cranbrook the Trail Aquatic and Leisure center serves as the hub of competition and recreation in the West Kootenay swimming and fitness world.
Featuring an 8 lane, 25 metre competition pool with the possibility of up to 2,500 portable bleacher seats for big events, the venue is well suited to host high end swimming events such as the 2001 and 2008 BC Provincials which were successfully hosted in Trail. Home to the active and successful swim club the Trail Stingrays the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Center has a strong swimming and competitive history.

In addition to the competition pool a vast play pool featuring numerous water features for kids of all ages to play about exists next to the competition pool. The swimming area also contains a large hot tub, steam room indoor  waterslide as well as 1 and 3 meter springboards.

Meeting and fitness rooms are available on site to act as event offices or to take one of many fitness classes offered at the facility. In addition to separate fitness rooms a large, clean and state of the art work out centre featuring new machines and free weights in an airy natural light basked room provide an ideal training and warm up area.
Located minutes from Downtown Trail alongside the Columbia River the Trail Aquatic and Leisure center is part of a 2 square block sporting complex featuring the Butler Park Baseball Stadium as well as 4 lit tennis courts.

Hosting Portfolio: 
  • 2008, 2001 - BCSSA Provincial Swim Championships
  • 2006 - BC Winter Games Swimming Events
  • Annual - Regional Championships
Fast Facts: 

8 Lane 25 metre competition pool
State of the art fitness center
Vast Play-pool featuring numerous water features
1 and 3 m springboards
Indoor waterslide
Large hot tub and steam room


Situated across the road from the Columbia River just across the river from the heart of downtown Trail The Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre is part of a two square blocks recreation facility. Also on site are 3 lit tennis courts and the Butler Park baseball stadium. The entire complex is within easy walking distance of Trail’s shops and restaurants including a deluxe hotel with excellent accommodations and is 1km away from the regional hospital with over 100 medical doctors and specialists. Serviced locally by the Castlegar Airport 25 minutes drive north or the Trail Municipal Airport 15 minutes drive east Trail is also connected to the world via the Spokane International Airport ( Washington State) 2.5 hours drive south.


The area boasts a moderate climate with warm summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures average in the high 20's Celsius. Winter Temperatures average around freezing, 0 C or just below. Trail receives on average 1 meter or 3 feet of snow from November through April.

Facility Specs: 
Scoreboard Electronic
Sound system Yes
Owner City
Office space
Weight room / fitness facility Yes
Equipment storage
Ticket box
Media room
Internet capability High speed
Hospitality room
Facility Specs: 
Year completed 1996
Seating capacity 500
Parking capacity 75
Medical room
Warm up area  
Licensed for alcohol No
Official rooms 2
Food services No
Dressing rooms 3
Contact Info: 
Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre Contact: Trisha Davison
1875 Columbia Ave. e:
V1R 4T8  p: 1-250-364-0852
Trail, BC f: 1-250-368-6233