A meeting place between mountain ranges and great rivers, Castlegar is a vibrant city, rich in Doukhobor history and blessed with small city character. Castlegar's West Kootenay Regional Airport has daily connecting fights to and from major cities like Vancouver and Calgary.

Castlegar is home to a great variety of restaurants including greek, thai, chinese, japanese, indian, seafood, bakeries, fresh roast coffee shops, and various fast food outlets. For active recreation Castlegar offers opportunities to golf, hike, mountain bike, swim and more. Less active recreation choices may include a visit to the multi screen movie theatre or try your luck at the casino.

For a few years Castlegar has hosted a sculpture walk through town. Enjoy works from area sculptors and productions from farther afield. Besides the Sculpture Walk many other art and culture displays can be found throughout Castlegar including the Doukhobor Museum, Kootenay Gallery, CPR Station Museum. Castlegar has more volume and choice of visitor lodging than any other community in West Kootenay.