Fruitvale, British Columbia
|The Corporation of the Village of Fruitvale|
Main Street, Fruitvale
The Heart of the Beaver Valley
Location of Fruitvale in British Columbia
|Regional district||Kootenay Boundary|
|• Governing body||Fruitvale Village Council|
|• Mayor||Steve Morissette|
|• Village||6.01 km2 (2.32 sq mi)|
|• Urban||2.70 km2 (1.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||681 m (2,234 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|Website||Village of Fruitvale|
History of Fruitvale Fruitvale was originally named Beaver Siding in 1893 as it was a railway stop for the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway (later acquired by the Great Northern Railroad). In 1906, Fruitvale Limited purchased a great deal of land on both sides of this stop. As a bid to attract settlement in the area, Fruitvale Limited change the name to Fruitvale. Sadly, the new settlers found that the growing season in Fruitvale was not long enough to be prosperous. Although the community is over 100 years old, Fruitvale was formally incorporated as a Village on November 4, 1952. Fruitvale has now blossomed into a bedroom community of approximately 2000 people, offering a small town, rural setting with many services and amenities for residents who work and play throughout the region. Fruitvale is a full service community with retail, grocery, financial institution, medical and dental clinics, physiotherapy and massage therapy offices, pharmacy, veterinary services, service stations, post office, bowling lanes and a 300 person capacity Memorial Hall in a compact, pleasant downtown centre. There are several parks and playgrounds, baseball complex, soccer fields, ice arena and all season sport courts. Check out the clubs/community organizations listing and/or the business directory for more information about amenities.
taken from village of Fruitvale web site
The village of Fruitvale lies in the Beaver Valley, which is made up of Fruitvale, Beaver Falls, and Montrose
Fruitvale Elementary School serves students from kindergarten to grade 7. High school students are bussed to J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary School in nearby Trail. Beaver Valley Middle School (formerly Beaver Valley Junior Secondary ) closed in 2002.
|Beaver Valley Nitehawks||KIJHL||Ice Hockey||Beaver Valley Arena||1981||7|
- Adam Deadmarsh, former NHL player – Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings
- Barret Jackman, 2003 NHL Rookie of the Year
- Laci J. Mailey, actress – Falling Skies, Chesapeake Shores
- Ella Matteucci, ice hockey player – Markham Thunder (CWHL) and PWHPA
- Paul Moller, inventor of the Skycar
- "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
- "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Fruitvale, Retired population centre [Designated place]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
- Mayor’s Welcome | Village of Fruitvale
- "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Fruitvale, Village [Census subdivision]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 13 December 2020.