Castlegar, BC

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, featuring the West Kootenay Regional Airport (YCG) and Selkirk College’s main campus. Opportunities abound in the Castlegar area. It is the regional hub for education, forestry and tourism and a commercial hub 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 the land. More deeply, the warmth, creativity and openness of local culture makes Castlegar distinctive – and a place where business and lifestyle are in balance.


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Employers in Castlegar

Castlegar and District Recreation Department
Columbia Basin Trust
Columbia Power
Ernie’s Used Auto Parts
Independent Respiratory Services
Mallard’s Source for Sports
Martech Electrical Systems Ltd.
Mountain Transport Institute Ltd.
Sandman Hotel Castlegar
Selkirk College
Trowelex Rentals & Sales