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Castlegar, British Columbia

5 Blooms International Winner


Happily Ever After A community with a sense of place, purpose, passion, and connectivity. Where uncomplicated friendships develop, where it just feels comfortable, and easy to live life freely. The true meaning of “Kootenay Time�. A charming perspective of the people young and old alike.

Castlegar &1995District Chamber of 6th Ave, Castlegar British Columbia V1N4B7


Do it Outdoors!

Lee Orr Photography - Castlegar After the Storm

Nestled between the magniďŹ cent peaks of the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges, at the conuence of the mighty Columbia and Kootenay Rivers, Castlegar is a West Kootenay gem with attractions and adventure to suit any taste.

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ZELLSTOFF CELGAR

If you’re new to the Kootenays, or are just visiting Castlegar you’ve likely picked up on the relaxed, easy going, outdoor recreation-loving vibe that is part of our community. But you might not know… that just minutes outside of town there is a long-standing, fast-paced industry leader working hard around the clock ‘24-7’, to provide two products essential to human needs; Pulp and Power. The pulp produced at Celgar is recognized as some of the best in the world and our customers; paper, tissue, toweling and hygiene product manufacturers all over the globe depend on it to add strength to their products. The power we generate fully supplies our own needs and also allows us to export enough Eco-certified Green Energy to the local power grid to supply approximately 20,000 homes. Celgar was British Columbia’s first interior pulp mill, and 56 years later we are one of the largest and most modern Kraft pulp mills in North America today. We use the best available technology for our environmental control devices and treatment facilities which puts us amongst the Canadian pulp industry best for environmental

performance. We are also at the forefront in optimizing full use of our valuable forests by utilizing smaller wood that would have previously been left on the forest floor or slash burned. As the largest employer in the area and the main economic driver of Castlegar, community involvement is very important to us. Our company and our employees contribute regularly to causes within the community including non-profit associations, charities, sports, annual scholarships and community events and projects. We are especially proud of our contributions to Castlegar’s tourist hot-spot; the Millennium Park. The Celgar Pavilion, Celgar Drive In… Drop In launching ramp at the bike skills park and the outdoor exercise equipment located there were all sponsored by Zellstoff Celgar. We also support Communities in Bloom and Sculpturewalk throughout Castlegar.

Working together to be the best for our communities, our environment… our future! PublicRelations@Celgar.com 250.365.7211 4 | CASTLEGAR 2017 VACATION GUIDE


TABLE OF CONTENTS 7. Destination Castlegar 8. Highlights 16. Do it Outdoors (Summer) 20. City Map 24. Do it Outdoors (Winter) 26. Millenium Park 27. Family Fun / Getting Here 28. Hiking & Biking Trails 30. Festivals & Fairs 34. Restaurant Listings 37. Accommodation Listings 38. Important Info

It all starts here…. Welcome to Castlegar, your centre of adventure. This central community in the West Kootenays offers an abundance of culture and outdoor recreational lifestyle options. An attractive community located at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers is where my journey begins. My name is Troy Pyett, proud co-owner of the Lions Head Smoke & Brew Pub. Our story begins when I moved to Castlegar to start work with the Ministry of Natural Resources working on an initial attack forest fire fighting crew. After the busy summer, if I wasn’t out skiing in the amazing mountains in the West Kootenays, I would travel to Thailand to go rock climbing where I met my partner Carly Hadfield. Carly moved to Castlegar to continue our relationship and being the daughter of craft beer pioneer Paul Hadfield of Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub in Victoria, we were inspired to bring a craft beer taphouse to the Kootenays. The business opportunity appeared in June of 2009 and we purchased the Lion’s Head Pub and began the journey. The journey, like any, has had many challenges, but with the amazing community support we have had the ability to overcome and thrive to become a destination pub. We appeared in Joe Wiebe’s thirsty writers book Craft Beer Revolution, the insider’s guide to BC Craft Breweries, as an “oasis of craft beer” in 2013. In 2016, acclaimed writer John Lee included the Lion’s Head in British Columbia magazine as one of the top ten pubs in B.C. The future of our journey is to become the first brew pub in the West Kootenays. We have no doubt that being in this vibrant, supportive, and growing community we will achieve this goal. We look forward to you enjoying Castlegar and all the opportunities in the area. Cheers and Welcome!

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Stunning Outdoor Sculptures

Enjoy artwork from International artists on a beautiful walking tour in downtown Castlegar. Vote for your favourite sculpture via ballot, or decide which one you’d like to purchase or lease for yourself. See why we’ve been named The Sculpture Capital of Canada™ and take the Sculpturewalk today!

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A unique cultural destination Welcome to Castlegar, the halfway point between Calgary and Vancouver, and home to the West Kootenay Regional Airport, making it an ideal starting point to unwind and explore. Biking, hiking, camping, golfing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling and world-class fly-fishing are all accompanied by a diverse arts-and-culture scene, outdoor festivals and markets. A rich Russian Doukhobor heritage has influenced Castlegar’s deep agricultural and industrious roots. With so much to explore, you’ll soon understand why Castlegar is a must-see! Several thousands of years ago, the Lakes Salish people first fished and built their winter pit houses in the area. Over 200 years ago in 1811, David Thompson canoed down the Columbia River, and over 100 years ago, between 1908 and 1913, Canada’s largest internal migration took place when the Doukhobor migrants moved from the Prairies to the West Kootenay area.

They arrived at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, a historic transportation area, bringing their peaceful, agricultural lifestyle. By 1913, 5,000 Doukhobors had arrived, developing basic agriculture, orchards, lumber mills, irrigation projects, roads, bridges, apiaries and the construction of over 90 communal villages. Castlegar’s spacious, beautiful valley became a new place of refuge and was named “Dolina Ootishenie,” the “Valley of Consolation,” by Peter V. Verigin, the Doukhobors’ leader. The legacy of the Doukhobors has informed Castlegar’s unique culture. Today, an active Doukhobor community holds Russian language classes, maintains publications and Internet sites, organizes Sunday prayer meetings, youth activities, festivals, talent shows, fundraisers for worthy causes, and is active in peace groups and other benevolent endeavours. With such a rich history, Castlegar is a community that cares about living better, not just more. CASTLEGAR 2017 VACATION GUIDE | 7


Highlights Located in a scenic landscape and inspired by a distinctive culture, Castlegar’s down-toearth feel has fostered an active arts-and-culture community that hosts an abundance of appealing attractions that will educate and entertain you. Come learn about the area’s early settlers, enjoy local works of art, and take in one of the many festivals and fairs. Not sure where to start? Here is a list of possibilities to inspire you!

City of Castlegar

Zuckerberg Island

Take a walk around Zuckerberg Island and discover the unique Columbia River Valley history. You will be transported back several thousand years when the Lakes Salish Indian people first fished and built their winter pit houses here. Almost 200 years ago, in 1811, David Thompson canoed down the Columbia River past the island, and 60 years ago, Alexander Zuckerberg built his unique Russian Orthodox Chapel House. With over eight hectares of woods, a variety of paths to explore and many picnic tables and benches for lunching and relaxing, the island is connected to the mainland by a 473-foot suspension bridge. 8 | CASTLEGAR 2017 VACATION GUIDE


Highlights

Brilliant Suspension Bridge At 15 metres high and 100 metres long, the Brilliant Suspension Bridge majestically spans the Kootenay River just downstream from the Brilliant Dam and is part of the Trans Canada Trail. The Brilliant Suspension Bridge, built in 1913, connected the Doukhobor villages with their agricultural land and was used for about 50 years. Public outcry saved the historic bridge from demolition in the 1970s, and in 1995, it was declared a National Historic Site after years of community perseverance. In May 2010, after it was restored, the bridge was opened to foot traffic and stands as a proud testament of Doukhobor craftsmanship.

Kootenay Gallery of Art With a colourfully painted floral exterior, the Kootenay Gallery invites you to explore a diverse collection of exhibits and gift shop. The grounds are gorgeous too, with a working sundial, butterfly and xeriscape gardens and a habitat restoration project overlooking the Columbia River. Featuring works by local and international artists, this gallery is a treasure well worth discovering.

Canadian Pacific Railway Station Museum One of the best-preserved stations in the province, the Canadian Pacific Railway Station (CPR) Museum is housed in a building over a century old. Once inside, you can envision the hustle and bustle of the passengers who used to board the trains between Castlegar and Nelson. Now this remarkable museum displays antique treasures, local memorabilia and an authentic caboose, and the station agent’s residence on the upper floor is a wonderful example of the early 1900s. It also houses Castlegar’s news archives, a delightful gift shop and has beautifully maintained grounds.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Doukhobor Discovery Centre Open from May to September, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre is an expansive village that will introduce you to the origins of traditional Doukhobor culture and its unique lifestyle, an intrinsic part of Castlegar’s heritage. Nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, the beautifully landscaped grounds and perfectly restored buildings are located on orchard land near the original Doukhobor settlement of 1908. Over 1,000 artifacts showcase the culture’s pioneering spirit, fascinating arts and crafts, customs and religion. Stroll the spacious grounds where a statue of Leo Tolstoy, a Doukhobor sympathizer and benefactor, gazes down upon you. The audio-visual room has an exceptional photo and documentary archive and the gallery for books, music, film and souvenir items.

STATION MUSEUM

ZUCKERBERG ISLAND

SATURDAY DAY MARKETS May - October | 9am-1pm Free Wi Fi & Small Gift Shop

Castlegar’s first Police Station and Refurbished Caboose as added attractions. Open 10am - 5pm Tuesday thru Saturday • April to October. During July, August & September it’s open 7 days a week. For winter hours, tours and all other info please call.

Zuckerberg Island is open year round. Chapel House is open 7 days a week during July, August & September and open mid May thru October from Wednesday to Sunday 10-5.For all other information, including tours please call the Station Museum.

400 - 13 Ave, Castlegar, BC (250) 365-6440

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Admission to museum and chapel are by donation


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Mir Centre for Peace In 1999, the Mir Centre for Peace was established with a mandate of understanding and building cultures of peace through education. Housed in a beautifully restored Doukhobor communal dwelling on what was once traditional aboriginal lands, which Selkirk College inherited in 1966, the centre is renowned for its Mir Lecture Series. Each year, the series brings in a diverse selection of inspiring local and international speakers. Along with other activities, the centre helps promote a culture of peace not only in Castlegar, but throughout the world. Selkirk College

Communities in Bloom

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Castlegar, British Columbia

5 Blooms International Winner

Castlegar received high honours at the Communities in Bloom National Symposium in the fall of 2015, again being awarded with ďŹ ve blooms, the highest bloom rating and placed second in the Class of Champions category. In addition, Castlegar received the Natura Tidiness Award, an outstanding achievement award given to only one community in the entire competition and they received a special mention for the White Gardens on Columbia Ave. The culmination of a multi-year campaign on the part of the Castlegar Communities in Bloom program, the win came with ďŹ erce competition both nationally and internationally. Castlegar was awarded a Five Bloom rating and received a special mention for community involvement in oral displays and was named the winner of their population category. Castlegar continues to participate in this worthwhile project, which encourages community involvement to make longterm heritage and environmental plans, as well as emphasizing community beauty and tidiness. A vibrant and busy gardening community abounds in Castlegar. CASTLEGAR 2017 VACATION GUIDE | 11


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SculptureWalk An exciting annual exhibit. Each year, 25 new sculptures created by local and international artists are loaned to the city and displayed on Castlegar’s streets. Gorgeous works of steel, aluminum, bronze or granite turn Castlegar into an outdoor gallery, and when the season is over, the public is invited to vote for their favourite. The sculpture that wins the People’s Choice Award is purchased by the city for their permanent collection.

Castlegar Art Walk Presented by the Castlegar Arts Council, celebrates local artists annually, from June to September. You will enjoy creative, inspirational pieces from a variety of media: paintings, drawings, handwoven fibers, photographs and much more!

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HIGHLIGHTS

Verigin Memorial Park Verigin Memorial Park sits in tranquility among manicured flower gardens and park grounds and with spectacular views of the Kootenay and Columbia River valleys. An important Doukhobor burial site, the park contains a large white crypt with the remains of much-respected Doukhobor leaders Peter V. Verigin and his son, Peter P. Verigin, and their wives. Also buried on the site are Peter P. Verigin’s daughter and her son. A modern guesthouse contains a visual display. The Verigins made an immense contribution and impact to the Doukhobor movement, both practically and spiritually, and to this day, the local community holds annual commemorative services to celebrate the Verigins and all ancestors who committed their lives to peace.

Millenium Park Splash Ponds The Natural Swimming Ponds opened in the summer of 2014 and are the key project of Millenium Park. This recreational space consists of a series of ponds adjacent to the Columbia River designed to bring residents and visitors to the river’s edge and provide a comfortable, fun swimming area. Created for all ages, the ponds provide different recreational opportunities for families with very young children through to seniors. The ponds are complemented by other healthy outdoor recreational opportunities. The recently constructed outdoor Rotary Green Gym and two full-sized soccer pitches are also part of the park. Summer of 2015 saw the completion of the Celgar Pavilion which features an indoor kitchen, covered picnic area with seating for 150 people and a concession stand.

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KOOTENAY FAMILY PLACE www.kootenayfamilyplace.org

Kootenay Family Place has been providing quality child care services since 1972. Our team of qualified Early Childhood Educators work in partnership with families to provide a safe and supportive environment that celebrates family diversity. We believe that all children can benefit from participation in an Early Learning Program which emphasizes each child’s unique worth as an individual and as a member of a peer community. Developmentally appropriate curriculum is designed to enhance each child’s educational and social growth. Please call and ask about our centers!

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Selkirk College

Lifelong Learning Selkirk College has been an integral part of life in the West KootenayBoundary for over 50 years. Inspiring lifelong learning and transforming lives through education and training, it is British Columbia’s oldest regional college and was created through a community referendum. Serving more than 2,200 full time students and more than 9,000 community learners in nine campuses and learning centres throughout the region. The college began the 19661967 school year with 458 charter students based in Castlegar and has grown ever since. Selkirk College now offers more than 70 academic, career, vocational and technical programs. Some of the programs include: Business Administration, Industry & Trades Training, Digital Arts & New Media, University Arts & Sciences, Health & Human Services, Resort & Hotel Management, Professional Cook Training, English Language Program, Esthetics & Hairdressing, Forest Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Kootenay Studio Arts, Music & Technology, Nursing, Peace Studies, Rural Pre-Medicine, Ski Resort Operations & Management, Adult Basic Education and more. A learnercentred college, all of the educational experiences and pathways take place in vibrant mountain communities rich in culture, lifestyle and recreation. Visit www.selkirk.ca and launch your career today like so many have in the past!

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Do It Outdoors

Castlegar is your perfect base for endless outdoor activities. Surrounded by spectacular mountains and located at the confluence of Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, as well as the tip of the Lower Arrow Lakes chain, Castlegar is an amazing place to admire nature and indulge in every adventure it has to offer. You won’t be able to sit still.

On the water

Exploring Castlegar by water is an exhilarating way to see the landscape and discover beaches and wildlife. There is an ample supply of boat launches and marinas, as well as local area outfitters that rent canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Prefer more of an adrenaline rush? Slocan River rafting adventures are located 30 minutes away in the beautiful South Slocan Valley!

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KOOTENAY GALLERY OF ART & GIFT SHOP Fine Art. Unique Gifts. Beautiful Things. Open Jan. - Nov. Tues. - Sat. 10am-5pm December 1st - 24th 7days/week 10am-5pm 120 Heritage Way Castlegar, BC 250.365.3337 kootenaygallery.com

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Celebrating Castlegar’s

Each year - new show - new music July 1 – Aug 26 • 2 Shows Daily Tues. thru Sat. • 3pm & 7:30pm

21st Annual Art Walk 31st Season

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June 26 - September 17, 2017

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Hiking and Biking

If you want to walk, hike or bike, the Castlegar region has every type of trail imaginable. The Kootenay River Trails system is a terrific network of hiking and biking for any level: riverfront walks, like the Millennium Walkway, forested trails to waterfalls, and for the more adventurous, more difficult climbs with rewarding views. Rich in First Nations and local pioneer history, the trails are maintained by the Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails. For trail descriptions visit their website at friendsoftrails.org.

The Columbia and Western Railway Trail

is a stunning cycling trail, over 100 kilometres long, between Castlegar and Midway. An old rail bed, the trail starts at Castlegar’s CPR Station Museum and climbs to the summit at Farron. En route, you will pass through the 916-metre-long Bull Dog Tunnel and over several trestle bridges that provide breathtaking views of the Lower Arrow Lake. The trail continues on more downhill and through many kilometres of complete wilderness.

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Financial:

KSCU ATM Ricki’s Scotiabank Suzanne’s The Source 2nd Floor Trail’s BuyRite Shoes Waneta Wellness Urban Kidz Centre Waneta Plaza Lottery Columbia Warehouse One Respiratory Ltd. Elite Physiotherapy Your Vitamin Store Chelsea Van Vliet NP Restaurants/ Dr. deGreef Dr. LeMoel Food Court: Lori Verigin NP Colander Express Dr. Morency Eastern Wok Dr. Scheepers I Got Juiced Dr. Stanley Sushiyo Septen Financial Tim Horton’s Open 7 Days a Week Thursdays & Fridays until 9pm 5 min. east of downtown Trail

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Rest | Rejuvenate | Recharge Visit REST ASSURED Kootenay Floats at our downtown Castlegar location. Immerse yourself in a ‘Float Cabin’ filled with only 10 inches of super saturated pharmaceutical grade (1000 pounds) Epson salt water that allows a person to float effortlessly on the surface.

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Your place in the community to explore, create, and share information and ideas

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Golf: Tee Time

The West Kootenay region is home to 15 high-quality golf courses, and Castlegar is at the centre of it all. The beautiful 18-hole Castlegar Golf Club, perched on a hill overlooking the city, offers outstanding value. Given a four-star rating by Golf Digest, the Castlegar Golf Club regularly hosts prestigious events and tournaments, and its first-rate after-game amenities and friendly staff make this course a golfer’s paradise. The Little Bear Golf Course is beginner-friendly yet still challenges the most seasoned golfer. Offering the look and feel of a full-sized golf course, Little Bear boasts undulating, treed fairways and fast picturesque greens.

World-Class Fishing: Reel Fun

The Castlegar area has some of the best fly-fishing in North America. Ask a local guide to take you to the incredible secrets spots on the multitude of local lakes and rivers where Dolly Varden, bull and rainbow trout, as well as walleye, burbot and Kokanee salmon inhabit the Columbia River and Lower Arrow Lake. Kootenay River is renowned for its large rainbows and trout-stocked Nancy Greene Lake, west of Castlegar, is also a great spot for kids. Come see the majestic pre-historic sturgeon swimming in crystal clear waters!

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Rock Climbing Breathtaking Views

The Castlegar area is quickly becoming known as one of the best rock-climbing locations in British Columbia. Beautiful bouldering, sport, traditional and alpine climbing locations are abundant and close to the city—the Waterline Wall, Kinnaird Bluffs, Arrow Lakes, Slocan Bluffs, Gimli Peak and the alpine routes in Valhalla Provincial Park are popular favourites. If you want to test your skills in a safer environment, head to Selkirk College’s indoor climbing facility where padded floors, plenty of holds, and a bouldering cave will keep you in your comfort zone.

Syringa Creek Provincial Park

The Area’s Premier Campground Located on the end of Lower Arrow Lake, which is part of the Columbia River, Syringa Creek Provincial Park has been a popular destination for years. It’s an ideal family base camp for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, and relaxing. The park is home to elk, deer, and a herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and is one of the few remaining examples of Kootenay grassland ecosystems.

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Winter Wonderland Grab your snowmobile, snowshoes, snowboard, cross-country skis or ice-fishing gear and celebrate the wonderful white stuff that makes Castlegar a true outdoor delight.

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Cross-Country Skiing

When the snow falls, creating magical wintery pathways, break trail with your cross-country skis among the pristine forests and fields. Head to the popular Paulson cross-country ski trails. Maintained by the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club, the 45 kilometres of packed and tracked trails wind you through magnificent wilderness, where you can take a break in one of the day-use cabins. When a place like this has 15,000 to 20,000 ski visits every year, you know it’s something special.

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Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding At the center of adventure in a 60 km radius, enjoy downhill, backcountry, heli, and premier snow cat skiing. Know better way to celebrate all things white than riding in the majestic Kootenay mountains, and Castlegar is ideally situated between two of North America’s top ski and snowboard destinations. A one-hour drive will take you to the world-class steeps and deeps of Red Mountain in Rossland, or enjoy the authentic culture and champagne powder snow at Whitewater Winter resort, located 30 minutes south of Nelson. Take a weekend and try them both! If night-skiing is something you have always wanted to try, Salmo Ski hill is located 30 minutes south of Castlegar, and is great for the entire family!

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is one of the fastest growing sports in British Columbia! A wealth of groomed trails will expose any enthusiast to unique terrain and the area’s natural beauty. The Castlegar Snowmobile Association grooms trails, maintains mountain infrastructure and promotes safety in the mountains.

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Millennium Park

The City of Castlegar’s Millennium Park is a 23 hectare green space built with the vision of it being a premier, regional destination park with a strong connection to the water. The park saw the opening of the natural swimming ponds in the summer of 2014. The recreational space consists of a series of three ponds adjacent to the Columbia River designed to bring residents and visitors to the river’s edge and provide a comfortable, fun swimming area. Created in early 2000, the paved 1.8 kilometre long Millennium Walkway follows the Columbia River past sandy beach, lookout points, gorgeous flower gardens and picnic tables. Interpretive signs explain the area’s ecosystems and history. The park already includes two full size soccer fields, and the GreenGym which is a Rotary project that includes 12 pieces of outdoor fitness equipment. Watch for more progress in the park as a set of sand volleyball courts and an off-lease pet area connected by the well-used Millennium Walkway are future enhancements to the park. The Castlegar business community and its Rotary clubs have also come together to provide an exciting new covered multi-use facility for the park which was completed in the summer of 2015. The Celgar Pavilion features an indoor kitchen, covered picnic table area with seating for 150 people, a concession stand and storage facilities for the soccer association. It is a gathering place sheltered from the elements while still enjoying the scenic park area for everyday family gatherings, special events and picnics.

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Family Fun Are the kids anxious to get moving? Castlegar has an array of family activities to keep the little ones amused. The Castlegar & District Recreation Complex is home to a pool, hot tub, ice arena, fitness centre and many programs and events. Adjacent to the complex, Castlegar Rotary Skatepark is a youth hub where the kids can skateboard, bike and ride scooters.

Stefanie Harron photo

Or don your swimsuit and get wet at one of two family friendly locations - hit the splash ponds at Millennium Park or get wet at Kinsmen Park’s large water spray park. If the weather is a little less cooperative or you want to beat the summer heat, take in a movie at the five-screen Kootenay Centre Cinemas or a performance at the Brilliant Cultural Centre. And if you’re longing for peace and quiet, find some fantastic reading at the Castlegar & District Public Library.

Getting Here Castlegar is located within a region referred to as the “Kootenays,” which is located in the southeastern corner of the province of British Columbia in Canada, roughly halfway between the cities of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Calgary, Alberta, and three hours’ drive north of Spokane, Washington, USA. We are a half-day drive from British Columbia’s popular Okanagan region and a full-day drive to BC’s Pacific Northwest. The Kootenays are roughly the same size as Switzerland, and the mountainous area itself is encircled almost entirely by the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. Ed Chernoff photo

Castlegar is well serviced by transport carriers and easy to get to by car, bus or air. For driving times and distances as well as general carriers and US border information, please call the Castlegar Visitor Information Centre at 250-365-6313. CASTLEGAR 2017 VACATION GUIDE | 27


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Hiking & Biking Trails Trails Name

Dogs Bikes Allowed Allowed

Distance

Difficulty

Location

Description

168 km/ 104 mi

Challenging

On leash

Yes

Past the Hugh Keeleyside Dam just west of Castlegar

This trail system runs from Castlegar to Midway, where it connects with the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Follow the original railway bed through diverse terrain over trestles and through tunnels. (Note that a bike light is required.)

Yellow Pine 4 km/ 2.5 mi

Moderate

On leash

No

Syringa Provincial Park

This trail takes you through mature Yellow Pine trees, past granite outcroppings and offers views of the Arrow Lake. Lookouts have benches to rest and take in the views.

Waldie Island

1.5 km/ 0.9 mi

Easy

On leash

No

Old Mill Road and Brilliant Road

This trail goes through a protected Blue Heron bird sanctuary developed by the Friends of Parks and Trails in 1996. It is designed as a self-guided interpretive trail with stops along the route. Be sure to visit www.friendoftrails.org for a guide pamphlet.

Dove Hill / Elk Cut-Off

2.5 / 1.5 mi

Easy

Yes

No

1602 Aaron Road, Ootischenia

Starting at the Castlegar Golf Club parking lot, this trail climbs up the mountain and eventually connects with a large trail system. The trail offers views of the Kootenay River and the valley below.

Mel DeAnna 5 km / Easy / 3 mi loop Moderate

On leash

No

Castlegar viewpoint, along Hwy 3 toward Salmo

This shaded trail loops around Champion Ponds. It is a great trail for birdwatching and offers beautiful views of the Columbia River Valley. Fall offers great autumn colours and in winter this trail is popular for snowshoeing.

Merry Creek

5 km / 3 mi

Easy

Yes

Yes

2 km (1.2 miles) down Merry Creek Forest Service Road, along Hwy 3 Towards Grand Forks

This trail is an easy walk through old growth cedars and creeks, and offers a spectacular view of Castlegar from the summit. Network of cross country and downhill hiking and biking trails.

Tulip Creek Waterfall

200 m / 656 feet

Easy

Yes

Yes

3.5 km (2 miles) past Syringa Provincial Park on Deer Park Rd

This short trail is located with Syringa Creek Park and follows Tulip Creek into an impressive canyon and beautiful double cascade falls. Note that the trail can be slippery at high flow.

Selkirk College

15 km / 9 mi

Easy / Moderate

Yes

Yes

Frank Beinder Way (at Rosedale Road) or from campus parking lot

This trail network includes 15 km of trails through forest and along the Columbia River, offering great views of Castlegar and Zuckerberg Island.

Easy

On leash

Yes

100 5th Street, Castlegar (by Columbia River)

This paved trail edges the Columbia River and offers interpretive signs and lots of benches along the way. The dirt trail at the walkway’s south end connects with Zuckerberg Island.

Columbia & Western Rail

Millennium 900 m / Walkway & 0.5 mi Zuckerberg Island

The Friends of Parks and Trails offers a very comprehensive website with trail information. Please visit www.friendsoftrails.org for more information on the multitude of trail accessibility.

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HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS

Castlegar is beginning to obtain a reputation as a mountain bike hub with well built trails, bike park and enthusiastic volunteers.

Future Expansion of the Merry Creek Trail System

The popular Merry Creek Recreational area consist of four trails that are built to high standards and are well maintained.

Future Development Upper Merry Creek Downhill

There is a 12 km expansion under construction above the existing network - watch for future development along with other trail additions in the area.

Future Upper Merry Creek Up-hill Expected 2018

In 2012 the Castlegar Mountain Bike Society merged with Castlegar Parks and Trails Society to begin work on creating sanctioned mountain bike trails. A relationship with Recreation Sites and Trails BC, the RDCK and other sponsors has been solidified to institute the Merry Creek Trail System.

Current Merry Creek Trails Parking

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Main Map Kiosk

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If you enjoy the trails support the Castlegar Parks and Trails Society by purchasing a $10 membership at Cycology, Lions Head or visit friendsoftrails.org.

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Festivals and Fairs Winterfest:

The first weekend of December hits, and you feel like doing nothing but hibernating. That is, of course, until you realize that Castlegar’s Annual Winter Fest is going on. You put on your hat, mitts, jacket and boots, grab the kids, and head to downtown Castlegar in the gently falling snow. The parade is a delight for kids both on the floats and on the sidelines, and the festivities are capped off with the arrival of Santa Claus himself. The tree in Spirit Square is lit up and kids have the chance to sit on Santa’s knee and tell him what they want for Christmas.

24th Annual Pass Creek Fall Fair:

Whether young or old, there’s something for everyone at the Pass Creek Fall Fair. The fair features a dog agility show, baking, arts, crafts, woodwork, a wide variety of poultry, and of course, fruits and vegetables from local gardens. The Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Society hopes that the experiences offered at the fair will serve to educate the public and raise awareness about agriculture and rural lifestyles. The fun and slower pace of fall fairs is embedded in our memories, so be sure to bring the family out so you can provide your children with wonderful memories of their own. The fair runs September 23-24, 2017 at the Pass Creek Fall Fairgrounds.

Spring Fling:

Each April the Castlegar’s Spring Fling shuts down the streets of downtown for a one-day, family festival. Events that day include a very popular street hockey tournament and a show n’ shine for car enthusiasts. There are lots of carnival-style games for the kids and music fills the air with two stages of entertainment. Visit www.castlegarspringfling.ca for details on this year’s festivities.

Bluegrass Jamboree:

The Castlegar Bluegrass Jamboree is held on the idyllic Pass Creek Fairgrounds and runs the second week July each year and offers bluegrass lovers and players three days packed with nothing but sweet bluegrass music. The Jamboree is formatted so that musicians play three songs and then the next group takes the stage. This is repeated throughout the day and helps keep the musical landscape fresh. Proceeds from the event go toward the Pass Creek Fall Fair.

Castlegar Sunfest:

A popular family-oriented event held annually on the first weekend in June so mark June 2-3-4, 2017 on your calendar and get ready for fun. You will be treated to three fun-filled family activities including a parade, talent show, pancake breakfasts, music, food vendors, vintage cars, skateboarding, dances and the Miss Castlegar pageant, all topped off with a burst of fireworks.

Kootenay Festival: LET’S CELEBRATE!

A multi-faceted event encouraging the recognition and appreciation of our community diversity through entertainment, cuisine and interactive educational activities, displays and performance. The festival provides an opportunity to experience and celebrate the heritage, culture, ethnicity and artistic expression that enriches the Kootenay region and makes us proud to call it our home. The festival happens at Millenium Park and will be held on July 22, 2017. Admission is free! 30 | CASTLEGAR 2017 VACATION GUIDE


Festivals and Fairs

1st Annual Kootenay Country Music Festival

World class Country music comes to the Kootenays! Enjoy food and goods vendors and assortments of beer and spirits while you experience some of your favorite Country music artists at the beautiful Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds near downtown Castlegar BC. Celebrate Canada Day the right way! Don’t miss the first annual Kootenay Country Music Festival! HEADLINERS: GEORGE CANYON & AARON PRITCHETT! Festival Dates: 12pm11pm Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 2017

Castlegar Rotary Scotch Festival

Castlegar Sunrise Rotary Club’s 6th Annual Dram Good Evening will be held on May 13 at the Element.  It is an evening of good whiskey, food, education and fellowship.  The theme this year is bases and blends.  We will taste the four single malt whiskies from different distilleries in Scotland that are blended to make the Johnnie Walker Green whiskey and then we will taste the Johnnie Walker Green.  Over the evening each of the whiskies will be paired with food provided by the Element.  Grant Stevely, owner of the Dubh Glas Distillery in Oliver will guide us through the tasting of each of the whiskies.  We will also be serving a special single malt whiskey with a cigar break.  Cost is $100/ticket.

Masked Cask - Craft Spirit Festival

Being held Oct. 28 2017, Halloween weekend. Masquerade event featuring craft beer, cider and spirit tasting. Theme is Steampunk - Victorian & Mardi De Gras. Besides, tasting beer, there will oyster shucking, games and a beer can derby. Don’t miss this extremely fun and entertaining event!

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Events March

Fly Fishing Symposium

July

Spring Fling Rotary Wine Festival (April 1) West Kootenay Trade show (April 21-23)

Canada 150 Celebration (July 1) Stand up Paddle Board Race (July 2 & 3) 1st Annual Kootenay Country Music Festival (July 1) Kootenay Festival (July 22) Farmer’s Market continues through September Blue Grass Jamboree Pass Creek

May

August

April

Sculpturewalk continues through September Castlegar Sunrise Rotary Club’s 6th Annual Dram Good Evening (May 13) Garden and Nature Festival Knights of Columbus Castlegar LobsterFest Citizen of the Year (May 31, at St. Rita’s Parish Hall)

June

Sunfest (June 2-4) Relay for Life Garden Tour Artwalk continues through September Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala (June 10) West Kootenay Whitewater Kayaking Festival (June 24) 

Kennel Club Dog Show Columbia Basin Culture Tour

September

4th Annual Pass Creek Fall Fair (Sept. 23-24)

October

Masked Cask - Craft Spirit Festival (Oct. 28)

December

Winterfest and Parade of Lights

Ongoing throughout the summer Concerts in the Park Communities in Bloom

For all your up to date event information please visit www.castlegar.com

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Restaurants CASTLEGAR Greek Oven Java Shack Joey’s Seafood Restaurant Little Bear’s Clubhouse McDonalds Monte Carlo Grill Lion’s Head Smoke n’ Brew Pub Panago Pizza Pie in the Sky Restaurant Roots Modern Health Food Starbucks Subway Subway The Nineteenth Thirsty Duck Pub Tim Hortons Twisted Thyme Warren’s Wok

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Accommodations Hotels, Motels Canada’s Best Value Inn Chameleon Hotel Cozy Pines Motel Flamingo Motel Fireside Inn Hotel Sandman Hotel Super 8 Motel Twin Rivers Motel Valhalla River Suites

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327 15th Avenue, PO Box 409, Genelle 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar 7680 Kennedy Rd, Lemon Creek 1542 Mountain Dr, Castlegar 2402 Upper Gibson Rd, Castlegar 3671 Broadwater Rd, Castlegar 2210 BC-3, Castlegar 2935 Upper Slocan Park R, Slocan Park 3900 Broadwater Rd, Castlegar

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Campgrounds Castlegar Cabins, RV Park & Campground Castlegar Golf Club, RV Park Kootenay River Kampground Nancy Green Provincial Park Pass Creek Campground Syringa Creek Provincial Park

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GETTING HERE

Important Information TELEPHONE The Kootenay region is serviced by the 250 area code. When placing a call, all 10 digits of the number must be dialed. EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance / Fire / Police BC Nurses Line (24 hr health information) Castlegar Health Centre Animal Control Officer (SPCA) Crisis Line Report a Forest Fire Poison Control Environmental Emergency Wildlife Emergency

911 1-866-215-4700 250-365-7711 250-368-5910 1-800-515-6999 1-800-663-5555 (cell: *5555) 1-800-567-8911 1-800-663-3456 1-800-663-9453 (WILD)

INFORMATION FOR DRIVERS Up to Date Road Conditions ICBC (Dial-A-Claim) 24 hours

www.drivebc.ca 1-800-910-4222

TOURIST INFORMATION Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce Canada Customs Information (24 hrs) Castlegar Taxi Castlegar Transit Greyhound Bus Lines BC Government Agent

250-365-6313 1-800-461-9999 250-687-0133 250-365-3100 250-365-7744 250-364-0591

WEBSITES Castlegar Chamber of Commerce City of Castlegar Castlegar News West Kootenay Regional Airport Canada Border Services Agency Bank of Canada Currency Conversion

www.castlegar.com www.castlegar.ca www.castlegarnews.com www.castlegar.ca/airport www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca www.bankofcanada.ca

BORDER CROSSINGS Paterson BC / Frontier WA Waneta BC / Boundary WA Nelway BC / Metalline WA

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A growing community with a sense of fun, purpose, passion, and ultra high speed connectivity to the world. Where uncomplicated friendships develop and where a progressive spirit is reflected in the City’s nation-leading downtown Sculpture Walk. Camp, hike, shop, golf, fish, mountain bike, pursue arts and culture, or wildlife watch. Be an action hero. Life’s an adventure. Start a new one in Castlegar.

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