A town in the heart of the mountains.
Castlegar is centrally located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, 600 kilometres 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, Pass 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.