Recreation & Culture

Lower Columbia/Old Glory Community Centres

Greater Trail Community Centre

Greater Trail Community Centre


The Greater Trail Community Centre houses the Trail Campus of Selkirk College, VISAC Gallery, The Bailey Theatre (formerly knowm as The Charles Bailey Theatre) which includes the Muriel Griffiths Room, the Trail Gymnastics Club, the Trail & District Arts Council and the RDKB Emergency Operations Centre.


The building was constructed in 1923 as the Trail Technical School and substantionally renovated and expanded by 1939 to become the Trail Junior High School which closed in 1983. The building remained vacant for three years because it did not meet fire or other building code standards of the time and needed major renovations to be safe for public use. The RDKB undertook a study in 1985 to determine the feasibility of renovating the facility, and the following year began a $3 million renovation project that culminated in the Greater Trail Community Centre opening in 1988.

The RDKB operated the Greater Trail Community Centre to serve the communities of Fruitvale, Montrose, Area A, Rossland and Area B-Lower Columbia Old Glory. In 2022, the ownership of the building was gifted to Selkirk College.