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- 8 hours from Vancouver
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4-bed, 2-bath house in Warfield
Situated on the banks of the Columbia River, Trail and Rossland are economically tied to hydroelectric dams that power the nearby lead and zinc smelter. Teck is still the town’s major employer, but the town is making a serious effort at economic diversification.
Historically, mine managers and other professionals lived up the hill in Rossland, and were instrumental in developing the ski hill at Red Mountain. New owner Howard Katkov is dedicated to creating a skiing and snowboarding experience aimed more at hard-core lovers of the sport. Much-needed real estate development has come to the base of the mountain, as well.
Work: Trail’s innovative Downtown High-Speed Optic Fibre Network offers tech start-ups and accelerators blazing upload and download speeds, ISP hosting services and data storage.
Play: Downhill and cross-country skiing, mountain biking and whitewater kayaking keep adrenaline junkies entertained.
Culture: Narrow walkways, hand-chiselled stone walls and covered staircases (over a kilometre long!) lead you to Little Italy, one of B.C.’s most unique neighbourhoods.
Marie-Claude Germain – mcgermainrealty.ca
Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.