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Nestled between the Rocky Mountains to the east and the Monashee Mountains to the west, Castlegar, BC sits on the beautiful Columbia River. This vibrant small city offers an affordable, healthy lifestyle and is home to the West Kootenay Regional Airport, providing the added benefit of easy access to the larger urban centres of Vancouver and Calgary with less than a one hour flight time to either destination.

The city of Castlegar offers a diverse range of recreational activities from golfing to down hill skiing to swimming and is home to a rich Doukhobor heritage, which is celebrated throughout the region. The City of Castlegar is centrally located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. The City is 600 km from both Vancouver and Calgary and 233 km north of Spokane, Washington.

Castlegar is the focal point of three major highways - Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway), Highway 3A and Highway 22. It is also situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers at the southern end of the Arrow Lakes.

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More in-depth information about Castlegar:
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Visitor Info Castlegar:
(250) 365-6313 | Hello BC Website

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Quick Facts

Incorporated: 1946
Population of Area: 13,450
Elevation: 495m
Land Area: 18 square KM
Longitude: -117.65991
Latitude: 49.30322

Castlegar Community

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Developed by The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute in association with Invest Kootenay, these profiles provide detailed facts and figures on the community of Castlegar. Click thumbnail to download.