Castlegar is in British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern tip of the Arrow Lakes chain, at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, Castlegar is a perfect base for a whole range of outdoor activities. The surrounding lakes and mountains offer unlimited outdoor possibilities. Tremendous fishing on both big rivers as well as the Arrow Lakes, combined with the convenience of Syringa Creek Provincial Park adds up to everything you need to fully enjoy Castlegar.

Get in

Castlegar's welcome sign

Castlegar is located approximately 600 km from both Calgary and Vancouver on hwy 3.

Get around

By rental car

Budget and National have offices at Castlegar Airport and Downtown locations.

By public transit

There is a limited bus service through the Castlegar area. Contact BC Transit for schedule.




an up-and-coming climbing area with the potential to grow, great rock around try the "waterline" and some other local spots,

Mountain biking

The Seven Summits mountain bike trail, Castlegar BC

Some unreal trails kinda secret spots that will blow your mind locals friendly and helpful. The Seven Summits mountain bike train is one of the more well known.


Syringa Creek Provincial Park

Located on the Arrow Lake, about 20 km west of Castlegar via Robson. large sandy beach, good swimming, large campsite, hiking trails, boatlaunch, sani-dump. Campsite often full during peak season so book ahead if possible.


Great boating and fishing on the Arrow Lake, west of Castlegar.


Floating the Slocan

Popular summer activity is a 2-3 hour float down the Slocan River from Slocan Park to Crescent Valley. Tubes available for purchase at Canadian Tire or for rent at Wildways in Crescent Valley.


Numerous day and multi-day hikes in area.

Summer festivals


Ski resorts

Cat and heli-skiing


Hundreds of kilometers of groomed and ungroomed trails located around Castlegar.



Pubs and bars


Coffee shops and cafes


Go next

Check out cities of Nelson and Rossland nearby.

Routes through Osoyoos

Hope Osoyoos  W  E  Jct - Creston Cranbrook

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