Recreation & Culture

Beaver Valley Culture

First Nation Arbor in Beaver Creek Park

Fruitvale arbor

Working in partnership with FortisBC and the Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Power Corporation received approval to construct a second powerhouse immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam, which has been known as the Waneta Expansion Project (WAX). In its application to the Provincial Environmental Assessment Office, Columbia Power proposed as one of the socio-economic benefits to the community, to construct a legacy project. The intent was to construct a project that was in close proximity to the dam that would honour the history of the area, including First Nations, other people and communities, as well as the Waneta Expansion Project. 

Park Siding School House

Park's School HouseThe RDKB owns and maintains the historic Park Siding School House built in 1912 by J.P. Bell. The school is located in on Highway 3B, 9 kilometres northeast of Fruitvale in Park Siding. It is open for tours from mid-May through mid-September. For tours contact Beaver Valley Recreation at 250-231-5172 or email our Recreation Coordinator.

Local children in the Beaver Valley attended the log school until 1922. In 1989 the log school was move from it’s original site and restored between 1989 and 1991 when it was designated a historical site.

Plans are now underway to relocate the school again, this time to the future site of the Beaver Siding Train Station/Museum in Fruitvale so it is more accessible and part of the future museum's permanent display. For more information on the Beaver Siding Train Station/Museum project, go to:

VISAC Gallery

For more information about VISAC Gallery or programs please contact or visit

Visac Gallery is a charitable, non-profit gallery offering diverse exhibitions and programming.  The gallery offers exhibition spaces, meeting and programming areas, as well as fully equipped pottery and lapidary studios.

Visac's mandate is to support and present the work of emerging and established Kootenay artists and to provide artistic training opportunities at all levels.


The Trail Museum & Archives and Visitor Centre

Boasting three galleries, an extensive archival holding, and well-stocked gift shop, the Trail Museum & Archives brings local history and heritage to life. You can dip into the city’s collective past, for FREE, by heading to Trail’s Riverfront Centre – a downtown hub for culture and learning.

To find out more visit or email
Trail Riverfront Centre 1505 Bay Avenue Trail, BC V1R 4B2
T: 250.364.0821

Trail & District Arts Council

The Trail and District Arts Council (TDAC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster the arts in Greater Trail by providing services and resources to its arts, cultural and heritage affiliate organizations.

TDAC aims to raise awareness of the arts and offer the community a way to experience the diversity that arts and culture have to offer. In addition, they manage The Bailey Theatre and present professional and emerging artists in and around Greater Trail. With over 40 years of community shows, TDAC presents over 50 events annually!

The Bailey hosts concerts, theatre, comedy and more from well-known acts like the Barenaked Ladies to smaller emerging talent such as Lisa Nicole. With a seating capacity of 721, the Theatre has an intimate atmosphere and all seats provide an excellent view of the stage. Smaller performances, events and meetings take place in the Muriel Griffiths Recital Room, next to the theatre, which holds 80-100 people.

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Beaver Valley Recreation Office:

1777 Green Road, Fruitvale

Email or T: 250-231-5172