Information on our community.

Castlegar (population 8,992) is situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers in the southwestern corner of the Kootenay Rockies.

Incorporated in 1966, this relatively new mill town sits in a valley that has a rich and diverse history, steeped in the heritage and culture of the Doukhobors, who migrated here in the early 20th century.

People flock to Castlegar for many reasons – its diverse art scene, its world-class recreational activities, its rich culture, and its ideal location in the mountainous Kootenay Region of beautiful British Columbia.

With its vibrant night life, numerous accommodation options and beautiful rocky mountain scenery, Castlegar is a special city you’ll love to visit and long to live.