Happiness Is...

Grape vines and vivid backcountry. Places only the bears will hear you and places where humanoid conversation feels like a group hug. Hot summers and snowy warm winters. In our contrasts lies our soul – a place that cares about living better not just more.

The tall rocks that hug us make us as unique as a snowflake in B.C. Our culture makes us different. Warmth, creativity, and openness bring an easy sense of belonging.

Castlegar is the West Kootenay’s commercial service centre, including the West Kootenay Regional Airport and Selkirk College’s main campus. Business is important, but the lifestyle dog still wags the business tail.

Castlegar is hub-central for exploring life’s tickle trunk of outdoor activity in the West Kootenays. Camp, hike, shop, golf, fish, mountain bike, pursue arts and culture, or wildlife watch. Be an action hero. Life’s an adventure. Start a new one in Castlegar.


Castlegar is a stage for your next adventure...

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