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Population: 7,000
Health Services: Castlegar & District Community Health Care Centre
Education: Four elementary schools, one secondary school and Selkirk College.
Economy: Retail trade, forestry manufacturing, educational services and tourism.

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Located in the Selkirk Mountain range, Castlegar has become known as one of the most desirable places to live in the southern BC region. A vibrant mix of commerce, recreation and community makes Castlegar an easy choice for a comfortable and active way of life. 

Recreation and culture

Natural beauty and rugged adventure is at our doorstep. Castlegar provides wonderful mountain biking and hiking trails, world-class skiing at nearby Red Mountain, and a vast number of cross-country ski trails, kayaking adventures, camping, golfing and rock climbing opportunities - all just outside our backdoor. We have a laid-back and balanced lifestyle. All this, along with our unique family-friendly millennium park, swimming, soccer, hockey, jiu jitsu, and dance programs, makes us a place where families thrive.  

Castlegar is hub-central for exploring life’s tickle trunk of outdoor activity in the West Kootenays.

Getting here

Castlegar is located in the Kootenays at the junction of Highways 3, 3A and Highway 22 just 41 kms southwest of Nelson

Castlegar Airport offers regular service to both Vancouver and Calgary.

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