Castlegar is nestled in the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers, extending along the valley plateaux and into the foothills. A strong historical connection to the Doukhobors is evident in the architecture, a dynamic story that can be explored further in the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. Follow the sculpture walk as you explore vibrant arts and culture, markets, and pedestrian-friendly downtown core, tucked away from the major highways. Drier than the majority of the West Kootenays, the climate is moderate and less densely forested.

Distances: to Nelson - 40 mins; to Grand Forks - 1 hr 15 mins; to Kelowna - 4hrs
About Castlegar

Community Information

A curated collection of useful tidbits of information. 

The Basics


8,038 (2016)

Average Age

46 (2016)

Average Home Price


Community Site

Education, Healthcare, and Transportation

The Castlegar Health Centre is a vital part of the Castlegar community. The centre provides much-needed emergency services, x-ray and medical lab services to local residents and Area I and J of the Central Kootenay Regional District.

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