Fruitvale, British Columbia
|The Corporation of the Village of Fruitvale|
The Heart of the Beaver Valley
|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|
One of eight original stations on the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway opened in 1893, the location was named Beaver Siding. The name Fruitvale appeared in 1907, promoting a new subdivision. Despite the climate being unsuitable for fruit growing, the settlement prospered and was incorporated as a village in 1952.
The village of Fruitvale lies in the Beaver Valley, which is made up of Fruitvale, Beaver Falls, and Montrose.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Fruitvale had a population of 1,958 living in 858 of its 881 total private dwellings, a change of 2% from its 2016 population of 1,920. With a land area of 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi), it had a population density of 725.2/km2 (1,878.2/sq mi) in 2021.
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
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- Mayor’s Welcome | Village of Fruitvale
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- "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), British Columbia". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 20, 2022.