Teck Interpretive Centre

Want to learn about Teck and its history in Trail?

Interpretive Centre

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm

Come walk through the newly updated Interpretive Centre, which includes displays and informative facts about one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes.  The Interpretive Centre appeals to both adults and children and features many hands-on exhibits and videos.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the innovative processes, and fascinating history at Teck Trail Operations.

Call the Trail Chamber of Commerce at (250) 368-3144 for more information.

Please Note: The Teck Interpretive Centre/ Chamber office is closed on Statutory Holidays and between Christmas and New Years.

Guided Tours **Will commence again in Spring 2024.

Teck Trail Operations offers free guided tours of the Electrolytic and Melting (E&M) Plant Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning May – mid-October. The tour is approximately 2 hours beginning with the safety briefing at 9:30 at the Teck Interpretive Centre on Bay Avenue in Trail after which the guests will follow the Tour Guide and drive themselves to the E&M parking lot entrance.

The tours are conducted by retired Teck employees who will share their on-site knowledge, experiences and stories. During the visit you will overlook the cell house and see the crane pass at eye level. As you exit you will look down and see the skinning machine, the skimming robot and zinc bundles ready for shipping.

This tour involves extensive walking and stairs and as such is not accessible to by wheelchair or mobility devices. For safety reasons, participants must wear enclosed flat shoes (heel and toes), long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket.

Children under 12 years of age or those with pacemakers or medically implanted electronic devices are not permitted to participate in the on-site tour of the smelter complex but are most welcome to experience the Teck Interpretive Centre. Tobacco products and the use of cameras or cell phone cameras, video equipment and mobile devices are not permitted on-site at Teck Trail Operations.

For those who don’t qualify or don’t want to go on the Teck site tours, there is a tour guide available at the Teck Interpretive Centre every Tuesday at 1 pm – 3 pm to answer your questions.

Please call the Teck Interpretive Centre/Trail and District Chamber of Commerce at (250) 368-3144 to for more information and to register for a tour.