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Warfield
The Village of Warfield, the 'Jewel of the Kootenays,' is located just west of Trail and 5 km (3 miles) east of Rossland on Hwy 3B or, more commonly called, 'The Schofield Hwy.'

Trail Smelter
The village was named after Carlo Warfield, the personal secretary for F.A. Heinze, the owner of the original smelter at Trail. A good proportion of the people who have lived and worked at Warfield have historically kept this relationship and have proudly worked in nearby Trail at the Teck Cominco smelter or the mines in Rossland.

Well-Kept Community
With a population size of around 1,750, Warfield is a clean well-kept community that prides itself on its clean and neat appearance with tidy gardens, abundant fruit trees and neatly cut lawns. The streets are very quiet and many of the homes exhibit a distinct style with shaker-style roofs. The community is defined by three unique neighbourhoods called Upper Warfield, Annable and the Beaver Bend Area.

Hwy 3B - 'The Schofield Hwy'
The 'The Schofield Hwy' climbs the hill leaving Trail or coming down from Rossland quite steeply and is full of dangerous curves. Between Trail and Rossland Hwy 3B has a 10% grade for around 6 km (4 miles) and can be nerve-racking. The village can easily be missed while you concentrate on Hwy 3B especially coming into Trail.

Warfield Business Section
The main business section of Warfield is situated on the south side of Hwy 3B. Here you can find the Warfield Community Hall, Kootenay Savings building, beauty salon, Warfield Food Market that offers Chinese Food Take Out, a small apartment complex, some other retail space and a Shell service station.

Arnold Lauriente Path
Warfield is a great spot to stop and have a rest while you're travelling on the highway. There is a trail called Arnold Lauriente Walking Path if you need to stretch your back. The Arnold Lauriente Path is a local favourite as it joins all three communities of Rossland, Warfield and Trail together. In 2008, funding has been granted for improvements of the Path, allowing for greater use.

Warfield Centennial Pool
If you have kids, there is the Warfield Centennial Pool available for them to cool down. The complex located at the Warfield Community Hall features a small waterslide and has been a Warfield institution dating back to 1967.

Rossland to Warfield - Warfield to Trail
There are a couple of other walking trails in Warfield. One trail goes from Warfield to Rossland following an abandoned CPR rail grade. The other trail is from Warfield to Trail, going next to the Little Sheep Creek following the path of the historic Dewdney Trail intermixed with local roadways. If you require more trail information for Sheep Creek to Warfield, try (250) 362-9472 or for general information, Graham Jones at (250) 362-9966.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Warfield and especially around Rossland, 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 and don't travel alone.

Information on Warfield

 

 

Map of Warfield, Rossland and Trail
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'Jewel of the Kootenays'
'Jewel of the Kootenays'

 

Warfield Business Section
Warfield Business Section - Hwy 3B

 

Arnold Lauriente Path
Arnold Lauriente Path

 

Warfield Community Hall
Warfield Community Hall

 

Warfield on Hwy 3B
Warfield on Hwy 3B

 

Warfield Homes
Warfield Homes

 
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