Siutated between the Silver City of Trail and the historic gold town of Rossland is Warfield, the Jewel of the Kootenays. Affectionately known as “Mickey Mouse town” because of the cartoon-like houses built there in the late 1930’s, Warfield is a tight-knit community with a population of 1700 where the volunteer spirit and sports participation is legendary. Warfield, which started in the 1930’s specifically as a community for smelter employees, was incorporated as a village in 1953. Warfield is 5 minutes down the mountain from Rossland, hence has a lighter winter snowfall, earlier spring and warmer climate. It backs onto a golf course, cross country and bike trails and is home to the newly refurbished outdoor pool and water park.