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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Kootenay Rockies > Montrose

Montrose is located around 7 km (4.4 miles) east of Trail and around 44 km (27 miles) west of Salmo on Hwy 3B.

Beaver Valley
Montrose, along with its neighbouring community Fruitvale, 7 km (4.4 miles) away, are located in the beautiful Beaver Valley just north of the Columbia River.

Excellent Recreation
Montrose is a small village of around 1,137 people. Located right next to Fruitvale, Montrose also has access to some excellent recreational terrain all within an hour's drive. A real nice place close by is Champion Lakes Provincial Park.

Local Festivals
Montrose Day happens every year in the 2nd weekend in June. This is a fun-filled family event that brings in most of the locals for an excellent time. There is also the fall-time event, a Halloween Party featuring a toasty bonfire with free hot dogs and warm hot chocolate. Then, if you happen to be going through Montrose in February, there is the Winter Carnival. Also in neighbouring Fruitvale there are Beaver Valley May Days, another celebration in May.

Champion Lakes Provincial Park
At Champion Lakes Provincial Park three lakes combine with each other to offer you great hiking, swimming, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and camping. Located 18 km (11 miles) north-west of Fruitvale the highlight of the park is the 6.5 km (4 miles) multi-use trail that links all three lakes offering lots of exploring and the privacy of going through some old-growth forest. One walk you'll want to do is the lookout trail for a great view of all three lakes.

Need a Break
If you need a break while driving on the highways, take a break at Montrose Park. Lots of things for kids to keep themselves occupied including a water park next door. There are also some nice shady trees located here so you can close your eyes and rest from the traffic on the highway.

USA Border
There are two USA border crossings - one at Boundary, Washington, about 20 km (13 miles) from Montrose, but this one is open only from 9 to 5. The other is 40 km (25 miles) just south of Rossland at border crossing of Frontier, Washington.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around British Columbia, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

Information on Montrose



Map of Montrose
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Welcome to Montrose
Welcome to Montrose


Hwy 3 through Montrose
Hwy 3 through Montrose


Montrose Service
Montrose Service

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