Regional District: Kootenay Boundary
Traveling along Highway 3B, Fruitvale is located 16 km east of Trail. Founded in 1907 and incorporated November 4, 1952, Fruitvale is part of the Beaver Valley which is made up of Fruitvale, Beaver Falls and Montrose. The village has full-service amenities in its downtown core. Recreational activities and facilities include camping, golfing, bowling and curling and an all season sport court, community hall and public library. Known for is KIJHL Beaver Valley Nighthawks hockey team, Fruitvale is home to NHL hockey players Adam Deadmarsh and Barret Jackman and World Cup Skier, Diana Haight.
Fruitvale was originally named Beaver Siding in 1893 as 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 and changed the name to Fruitvale in a bid to attract settlement in the area. 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.
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