Fruitvale, British Columbia

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Fruitvale
The Corporation of the Village of Fruitvale[1]
Main Street, Fruitvale
Main Street, Fruitvale
Motto(s): 
The Heart of the Beaver Valley
Location of Fruitvale in British Columbia
Location of Fruitvale in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°06′56″N 117°32′43″W / 49.11556°N 117.54528°W / 49.11556; -117.54528
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
RegionKootenays
Regional districtKootenay Boundary
Founded1907
Incorporated1952
Government
 • Governing bodyFruitvale Village Council
 • MayorSteve Morissette
Area
 • Village6.01 km2 (2.32[2] sq mi)
 • Urban
2.70 km2 (1.04[4] sq mi)
Elevation681 m (2,234 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Village3,491[2]
 • Urban
1,920[4]
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
Highways3B
WaterwaysBeaver Creek
WebsiteVillage of Fruitvale
Fruitvale's welcome sign

Fruitvale is a village in the West Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. It is 16 km (9.9 mi) east of the city of Trail along Highway 3B.

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 

http://village.fruitvale.bc.ca/content/history

Geography[edit]

The village of Fruitvale lies in the Beaver Valley, which is made up of Fruitvale, Beaver Falls, and Montrose

Schools[edit]

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.

Sports[edit]

The KIJHL's Beaver Valley Nitehawks hockey team play in Fruitvale. The village also has facilities for curling, bowling, soccer, golf, and baseball.

Club League Sport Venue Established Championships
Beaver Valley Nitehawks KIJHL Ice Hockey Beaver Valley Arena 1981 7

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Fruitvale, Retired population centre [Designated place]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  3. ^ Mayor’s Welcome | Village of Fruitvale
  4. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Fruitvale, Village [Census subdivision]". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  5. ^ http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Fruitvale+British+Columbia

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°6′58″N 117°32′29″W / 49.11611°N 117.54139°W / 49.11611; -117.54139