Montrose Village
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Community Quick Facts

  • Population - 1030 (2011 census)
  • Elevation - 580m / 1,944 ft.
  • Incorporated 1956
  • Montrose is the Gateway to the Beaver Valley. It is 11 km east of Trail and 5 km west of Fruitvale situated along Highway 3B.
  • Canada Post, Montrose Service, Montrose Garden Restaurant and many home based businesses operate within the Village.
  • Kootenay Boundary Transit System provides services throughout the day.
  • Local newspaper -  Trail Times, Rossland and Trail News
  • Air services: Pacific Coastal at the Trail Airport and Air Canada at Castlegar Airport provide daily flights to Vancouver and Calgary.
  • Call 911 for RCMP – Ambulance – Fire
  • Montrose has a local Fire Department as part of the Regional Fire Services – District Fire Chief is Kim McLean
  • Commissionaires provide bylaw enforcement for the Village as required.
  • Sewer treatment facility is located in Montrose and managed by Village employees.
  • Garbage collection is every Wednesday; Recycling, every other Wednesday; Yard & Garden pickup from April to October (watch for newsletters and notices at Post Office bulletin board for specifics or check the Calendar)
  • Montrose Park - 9th Avenue includes a Ball Field, Playground, Spray Park and Memorial Gardens
  • Viewmont Park - 11th Avenue - Playground & Basketball Court
  • Frontier Park - 6th Street - Playground
  • Montrose Community Hall bookings can be made at the Village Office and are available for a wide variety of events. The hall has a commercial kitchen and smaller lower hall facilities.
  • Local Government Council Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and are held in the Council Chambers at the Village Office. Meetings are open to the public.
  • Utility bills (water, sewer) are mailed in January with a discount date of February 28th and are payable at the Village Office.
  • Property taxes are mailed in late May, are due by July 2nd and are payable at the Village Office.
  • Everyone who operates a business (including home based) within the Village requires a business license available at the Village Office.
  • Animal Owners (dog & cat) are required to obtain licences at the Village Office in January of each year.