With a population of over 14,000, Castlegar and RDCK Area’s I and J are located within the Selkirk Mountain Range at the confluence of the mighty Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. According to BC Stats, the area is projected to be the fastest growing community in the Kootenays in the next 20 years.
The area is the West Kootenay’s commercial service centre, including the West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG) and Selkirk College’s main campus. Opportunities abound in the Castlegar area. The area is the regional hub for commercial, education, healthcare, forestry and tourism servicing a trade area population of close to 70,000 people. Castlegar’s competitive advantage lies in its central location, low cost of living (~40% less than areas of the lower mainland), a wealth of outdoor adventure, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
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