The Arlington Bar & Grill in Trail BC

The Arlington Hotel 1896

Built in 1896 by Spokane entrepreneur R. T. Daniel, the Arlington was one of Trail’s first and most luxurious hotels — thousands of dollars were invested in the best available furniture and fittings of the time. Lieutenant Governor Edgar Dewdney (1835-1916) declared it to be the finest hotel in the west.

Originally four storeys high, the hotel’s rounded corner at Spokane and Bay was surmounted by a conical tower and flag post. Over the last 125 years, the Arlington has undergone several cosmetic and structural changes: in 1926 the wood siding was stuccoed, in the 1940s the conical tower was removed, and in 1987 the top two stories were demolished.

In 2005, Jeff and Caroline Boag saw potential in the Trail, BC fixture with big plans to renovate the building and introduce a restaurant to the bar business. They hit their target with a Santa Fe inspired exterior matched by a comfortable, cozy interior, restoring the old watering hole and creating a family-friendly establishment that packs as much fun as a reunion picnic. Touting a pool table, BCLC Lottery & Gaming Centre, live local bands, and a garden patio with the best sun exposure in the West Kootenay, it’s always happy hour at the Arlington.

In 2007, the restaurant started serving in-house pub fare with flair and offering event and catering services to the community. At the Arlington, we take care of every detail so you can sit back, indulge, and enjoy making memories.

So comfy, It feels like home.

The Arlington Bar & Grill in Trail Bc