Fruitvale is located in the Beaver Valley 44 km (27 miles) west
of Salmo and around 19 km (12 miles) south-east
of Trail on Hwy 3B.
Fruitvale along with its neighbouring community Montrose
7 km (4.4 miles) away, are just east of the Columbia River and the
junction of Hwy 22 A to the Canada/US border at Waneta, BC and Boundary,
living at its best
Known for its clean natural surroundings Fruitvale can offer you
rural living at its best. The air and water are clean with excellent
scenery and homes throughout. There are some of BC nicest parks
close by and the area is close to some great recreation in the rest
of the Kootenays and southern British Columbia.
Valley May Days
Held since 1911, Beaver Valley May Days is the local festival celebrating
a fun-filled family event during the long weekend in May. Highlights
include games for kids, parade, pancake breakfast, Beavarian Gardens
and a farmers' market. This is a good time for you to get out and
meet the friendly people of Fruitvale.
Lakes Provincial Park
The big attraction around Fruitvale has to be Champion
Lakes Provincial Park only 18 km (11 miles) north-west of town.
Three lakes combine with each other to offer you great hiking, swimming,
mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and camping.
The highlight of Champion Lakes Provincial Park is the 6.5 km (4
miles) multi-use trail that links all three lakes providing lots
of exploring and the privacy of going through some old-growth forest.
Make sure you take the lookout trail for a great view of all three
Lakes Golf and Country Club
There is a golf course located near Champion Lakes Provincial Park
called Champion Lakes Golf and Country Club. Although it is only
a 9-hole course, it is still quite a challenge and will require
you to shoot straight on a couple of holes.
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Fruitvale,
please remember this is Bear Country as is the rest of BC. Try to
avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel
comfortable with bears around. There is also the possibilities of
encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and practice
good outdoor wildlife procedures.