Trail Aquatic and Leisure Center


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 bleacher seats constructed 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 Aquatic 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 it exists next to the competition pool. The swimming area also contains a large hot tub, steam room indoor/outdoor waterslide as well as 1 and 3 meter springboards.

Meeting/ 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 fitness/work out centre featuring new machines and free weights in an airy natural light basked room provide an ideal training / 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.

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/Outdoor waterslide
Large Hot Tub and Steam Room

Facility Specs

Year completed 1996
Seating capacity 500
Parking capacity 75
Medical room No
Warm up area Yes
Licensed for alcohol No
Official rooms 23
Food services No
Dressing rooms 3
Scoreboard Electronic
Sound system Yes
Owner Public
Office space Yes
Weight room / fitness facility Yes
Equipment storage Yes
Ticket box Yes
Media room Yes
Internet capability High speed
Hospitality room Yes

Facility Hosting Services

The City of Trail is the main supporter and initiator of bids, as well as organizing and hosting major sporting events in the Greater Trail area. The City owns all of the major sports facilities in the area.

Hosting Portfolio

BCSSA Provincial Swim Championships -2008, 2001
BC Winter Games Swimming Events - 2006
Regional Championships - Swimming

Facility Contact

Trisha Davison
Parks and Recreation Director
City of Trail
250-364-0852
Send Email
Visit the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Center website

More Information

Visit the Trail destination page on HelloBC

Map and Directions

This facility is located in the
Kootenay Rockies region of BC
Facility Address:
1875 Columbia Ave., Trail, BC, V1R 4T8