Bordering the City of Trail to the east and the City of Rossland to the west, the Village of Warfield is a small family focused community with a population of approximately 1700 residents. The Village of Warfield is encompassed by the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains which makes the Village of Warfield an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts year round.
The Village of Warfield offers a number of community amenities that support a healthy and happy family life including an elementary school, community hall, community centennial pool, several lush parks and the natural beauty of the area which definitely suits the village’s nickname, “The Jewel of the Kootenays”.
Village of Warfield - Quick Facts
Incorporated: December 8, 1952
Land Size: 145 hectares (363 acres)
Elevation: 760 meters (2,500 feet)
Population: Approximately 1,700
Average Mean Temperatures: January -3.2° C | July +20.3°
Average Precipitation(annually): 501.5 mm rain | 196.2 cm snow
Sunshine Hours(annually): Approximately 1,800 hours
Nickname: Jewel of the Kootenays
The heart of the community is the Village of Warfield Community Hall and adjoining Village Square Park. The Community Hall has a capacity of 145-150 people, has full kitchen facilities and is available to our community. Village Square Park has a covered area with picnic tables, an open pit gas barbeque with grills and of course, park equipment for children to play on.
Family celebrations are organized by the Recreation Commission for Easter, Halloween, Christmas and our legendary Warfield Family Day. The community also hosts an annual Senior’s Celebration as well as a Recognition Gala for all of our wonderful community volunteers.
Throughout the year, the Village of Warfield Community Hall and Village Square Park plays host to a plethora of events for community groups, families and children of all ages!
Mickey Mouse Town
The Village of Warfield is readily identified by the distinguished style of homes, unique trees, beautiful gardens and well-kept properties in Upper Warfield.
In 1938, Cominco developed 316 lots in Upper Warfield and built 150 low-cost homes in this area. The houses built by Cominco at this time shared similar features; bright colors, sharp sloped peaked roofs, small windows and small doors. These homes resembled houses featured in Mickey Mouse cartoons. It is the unique architecture of these early company built homes of Upper Warfield that earned it the nickname “Mickey Mouse Town”.
Each distinct neighbourhood in the Village contributes to Warfield’s unique way of life.