Castlegar (population 8,992) is situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers in the southwestern corner of the Kootenay Rockies.
This relatively new (incorporated in 1966) mill town sits in a valley that is steeped in the heritage and culture of the Doukhobors, who migrated here in the early 20th century.
People come to Castlegar for the area's exciting outdoor recreation and parks. Cycling the fantastic Columbia and Western Railway corridor between Castlegar and Christina Lake is especially appealing, as well as golfing at the championship Castlegar Golf Club. Castlegar locals love their city and their sports, producing numerous special events and tournaments throughout the year.