Castlegar, British Columbia

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Castlegar Part of the BC Adventure Network. Over a million web site visitors annually !

CastlegarLocated on the southern tip of the Arrow Lakes chain, at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, Castlegar is a perfect base for a whole range of outdoor activities

The surrounding lakes and mountains offer unlimited outdoor possibilities. Tremendous fishing on both big rivers as well as the Arrow Lakes, combined with the convenience of Syringa Creek Provincial Park adds up to everything you need to fully enjoy Castlegar.

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Population: 7,133

Elevation: 433 m. (1,421 ft.)

Access: Castlegar is serviced by commercial air and bus lines. Highways 3, 3A & 22 all meet at Castlegar.

Recreation Facilities & Activities: hiking, water sports, aquatic center, fishing, canoeing

Local Attractions: 19th century Doukhobor Heritage Village, Doukhobor Suspension Bridge, West Kootenay National Exhibition Centre, Zuckerburg Island Heritage Park and Suspension Bridge, Railway Station Museum, N.E.C. Art Gallery, High Keenleyside Dam

April: West Kootenay Trade Fair

June: Sunfest

Accommodations: There are a variety of motel/hotels located in Castlegar as well as nearby provincial and private campgrounds.

For Information:
Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: (250) 365-6313

Castlegar Visitor Info Centre
1995 - 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 4B7
Telephone: (250) 365-6313 • Fax: (250) 365-5778



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