Community Information

Station MuseumWhether you're buying a home, selling your home or relocating to Castlegar, the following information, resources and tools will help to guide your decision.

Castlegar is centrally located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, 600 kilometers from both Vancouver and Calgary and 233 kilometres 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.

With a population of over 16,000, Greater Castlegar (including Brilliant, Genelle, Ootischenia, PassColumbia River Creek, Robson, Shoreacres, Tarrys and Thrums) offers residents an affordable, healthy lifestyle enriched with many of the urban amenities found in larger cities. With a regional airport, popular Selkirk College and an abundance of activities at your doorstep, Castlegar is home to a diverse population.

Message from Lawrence D. Chernoff, Mayor of the City of Castlegar

 “On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Castlegar, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our wonderful community. The City of Castlegar, and our citizens, are committed to maintaining a quality of life unsurpassed in the Province of British Columbia. The combination of our climate, location, business services, recreation and educational opportunities and, most importantly, the energy of our residents, make Castlegar a dynamic community in which to live and enjoy the benefits of Kootenay living.” []

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