Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Whether you are interested in international art, local craftsmanship or the rich cultural history of the area, Castlegar has many cultural venues for every art enthusiast or history buff.


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Castlegar Station Museum

Castlegar's Museum is housed in over a century old rail station, and one of the best historically preserved in the province. Once inside you can envision the hustle and bustle of the passengers boarding the trains. The stationsagent's residence on the upper floor provides you with a wonderful sensation of the early 1900's. The newspaper archives will give you hours of enjoyment. The gift shop offers visitors a variety of locally crafted souvenirs to choose from and the beautifully landscaped area around the front of the station is a wonderful spot to rest with accessible parking to the downtown shops.

Location: 400 13th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C.  V1N 1G2
Phone: 250-365-6440
Website: The Station Museum
Season: Open Tuesday to Saturday, May through June and seven days per week July through September. Hours are 10am to 5pm.
Closed Holidays: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Canada Day, BC Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

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Kootenay Gallery of Art

The Kootenay Gallery of Art, located in Castlegar, is a public art gallery that serves the entire West Kootenay Region. It is one of the 28 original exhibition centres built in the 1970s so that people in rural areas could enjoy the great works of art, sourced regionally, nationally and internationally as well as provide a professional venue for regional artists to show and sell their work.

Location:120 Heritage Way, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4M5
Phone: 250-365-3337
Website: The Kootenay Gallery of Art

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Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park

Come take a walk around our island park and discover a heritage of human and natural history unique within the Columbia River Valley. Your visit will take you back several thousand years to when the Lakes Salish people first fished and built their winter pit houses here. Almost 200 years ago David Thompson sailed down the Columbia past this island. 60 years when Alexander Zuckerberg built his unique Russian Orthodox Chapel House. Proceeds from donations, gift shop items, weddings and tours go back into the operating and maintenance of Zuckerberg Island and the Station Museum.  

Location: 9th Street and 7th Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4M5
Cost: Admission by Donation,  Phone: 250-365-6440
Hours: Open 7 days a week, May through August.
Website: The Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park
More Information: Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park Page 


Doukhobor Centre
Doukhobor Centre

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre will introduce you to Doukhobor culture and their unique lifestyle as it evolved in the Kootenay region of British Columbia from 1908 to 1938. Over 1,000 artifacts represent the pioneering, fascinating arts and crafts, customs and religion of the people. This enjoyable and unique museum is nestled in a beautiful historic setting on the banks of the Columbia River on traditional Doukhobor orchard land near the original settlement of 1908. Here, you can learn about the origin of the Doukhobor people as you stroll through the spacious grounds.

Location: 112 Heritage Way, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4M5
Phone: 250-365-5327
Website: Doukhobor Discovery Centre

City Hall
Castlegar City Hall,
460 Columbia Avenue
Castlegar, B.C.
V1N 1G7
Hours of Operation
City Hall and Civic Works, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mon-Fri.
Civic Works
Development Services
Financial Services
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