With a population of 13,450 in the immediate area, Castlegar is located within the Selkirk Mountain Range at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. It is the West Kootenay’s commercial service centre, including the West Kootenay Regional Airport and Selkirk College’s main campus. Castlegar believes the West Kootenay is underserviced. The community is pursuing enhancement of regional commercial, education, healthcare, and tourism services by spotlighting a trade area population of 60,000 people. Castlegar’s competitive advantage lies in its central location, low business costs/cost of living, and cultured outdoor lifestyle.
From grape vines to vivid backcountry, Castlegar offers reconnection to land. More deeply, the warmth, creativity and openness of local culture makes Castlegar distinctive – and a place where business and lifestyle are in balance.
The City of Castlegar
City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue,
Castlegar BC V1N 1G7
Ph. (250) 365-7227 • Fax: (250) 365-5074
Castlegar and District Chamber of Commerce
1995 6th Avenue
Castlegar BC V1N 4B7
Ph: (250) 365-6313 • Fax: (250) 365-5778
Community Futures Central Kootenay
201 – 514 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E7