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Castlegar | British Columbia

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Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Castlegar Sculpturewalk is a dynamic exhibition which includes sculptures created by international artists. The collection is set in Canada’s West Kootenay region and displays an annual rotation of beautiful art.

The exhibition is placed in downtown Castlegar as a walking tour which has showcased over 120 sculptures in the past years, usually displaying thirty sculptures annually. The rotation of sculptures keeps visitors wanting to come back every year to see each masterpiece available to the public. Perfect for tourists and those who want to get the perfect photo or a glimpse of art.

Photo: https://www.sculpturewalkcastlegar.com/

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Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park

Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park represents the gorgeous views of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers.

This attraction is popular for the trails it holds, where visitors can enjoy the fantastic scenery across the island. The park preserves the human heritage and natural history of the rivers.

During your walk through the past, you will see the Orthodox Chapel House built by Alexander Zuckerberg himself and the path David Thompson canoed on. This attraction is perfect for groups or individuals who want to spend time reviewing Canadian heritage.

Photo: facebook.com/ZuckerbergIslandHeritagePark

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Syringa Provincial Park

Syringa Provincial Park, located on the east shore of Lower Arrow Lake in the West Kootenay region, is surrounded by the Douglas-fir forests and an observable abundance of wildlife.

It is known for its several recreational activities. People may stay at the destination and pursue activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Families can also camp at its popular tent sites, which include dog-friendly areas.

Photo: Ken Eckert – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Columbia and Western Rail Trail

The Columbia Western Rail Train (also known as the C&W Rail Trail, The Great Trail, or The Trans Canada Trail) is a popular trail with a distance of 162km long from Castlegar, BC, to Midway, BC. The trail holds the history of the abandoned Canadian Pacific Boundary Subdivision, which last ran in 1991.

Visitors can either participate in a multi-day day trip or take a shuttled downhill into Cascade Falls. Activities available on the trail include mountain biking, e-bike, hiking, trail running, horse riding, ATV, and dirt biking.

Photo: Stephen Hinde, flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Castlegar CPR Station Museum

Castlegar’s Canadian Pacific Railway Museum is placed on a 100+-year-old station, yet it is well preserved, being built in 1902 and going through a fire.

It is located near downtown Castlegar and has plenty of parking available. The museum was reconstructed after a fire in 1906. The CPR museum is a beautiful property open year-round and has admission by donation. The museum is filled with fascinating archives of exhibits like tools, machines, and newspapers. Visitors can also stop by the gift shop, which includes various souvenirs, including handmade items made by the locals.

Photo: https://stationmuseum.ca/the-cpr-station/

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Columbia River Fishing

The Columbia River is famous for fishing, with 30+ kilometres and up to 1,500 fish per kilometre. Fly fishing is available on the upper part of the river near Castlegar and Trail BC. Other types of fishing like spin-casting, tolling, jigging, and bottom bouncing are also common in this river. Trout is a famous catch in this large river. You can also find bass, crappie, walleye, and panfish in backwater and slough areas. Popular fishing holes include the Walleye Hole, Waneta Bridge Pool, Waneta Boat Launch, Trimac Eddy, Airport Run, and Beaver Creek Park.

Photo: https://www.ruggedpointlodge.com/columbia-river-trout

 

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Millennium Park

Millennium Park is located in the heart of Castlegar’s downtown, the largest park in the area. The park is also located on the Columbia River.

Residents and visitors may participate in swimming, biking, sports, and leisure activities. Not only is there the expansive Columbia River, but there are swimming pools available for use. The attraction also contains a bike pike for any bike enthusiasts visiting the area. For the athletes or those who just want to play for fun, there are plenty of sports fields and courts available for play.

Millennium Park itself is also the perfect place for a walk filled with beautiful scenery.

Photo: Google Street View

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Doukhobor Discovery Centre

Doukhobor life in British Columbia can be experienced by its culture and heritage in the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar.

The centre contains many artifacts from the original Doukhobor villages that had disappeared into the market. It is the home of ten buildings with educational exhibits.

Photo: facebook.com/DoukhoborDiscoveryCentre

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Home Town of Travis Green

Travis Vernon Green is the former head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, NHL and former hockey centre.

Travis was born in Castlegar in 1970.

Read more about Travis Green | People of Small Towns

 

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