Key Industries

Key Industries

Castlegar has a dynamic and diverse economy rooted in 115 years of history.

The economy is driven by five pillars:

  1. Forestry
  2. Education
  3. Government/Education
  4. Retail
  5. Tourism

The breadth of economic activity in Castlegar reflects the City’s role as the geographic and economic centre of the Columbia and Kootenay River valleys extending north to Nelson and south to Trail/Rossland. Forestry and mining activity have rebounded out of the recession. Opportunities to diversify and leverage larger industry anchors, such as forestry and mining, include centralized commercial and professional services. For the independent and creative spirits, Castlegar's range of services and solid infrastructure, our artistic expression and cultural community, all surrounded by mountain geography and beautiful climate, provide a range of entrepreneurial opportunities. 


For more information on Castlegar’s key industries, contact City Hall:

Phone: 250.365.7227

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