Castlegar is a town located in British Columbia, Canada. Castlegar is situated midway between Vancouver and Calgary. The city was named Castlegar by Edward Mahon in 1890 after his home in Ireland. Castlegar's economy is mainly driven by forestry, hydroelectricity, mining, and tourism. Some of the places to visit while in Castlegar include Syringa Creek Provincial Park, Castlegar Sculpture walk, Waldie Island and the Columbia River. Castlegar is a great city suitable for many outdoor activities; you will be spoilt for choice. You can go swimming, golfing, cycling, canoeing, fishing or windsurfing.
Castlegar Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the popular attractions in Castlegar?
A. Castlegar is popular for its wildlife viewing, camping, and rock-climbing areas. Champion Lakes Provincial Park is ideal for families. The park has three lakes that have recreational facilities for fishing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and swimming. Zuckerberg Island is minutes away from Castlegar and has a historical museum house that holds the fondest hisory of Castlegar. The Castlegar Sculpturewalk offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking artwork in Castlegar. The Kootenay Gallery is another major attraction. It has a gift shop, art exhibitions, and live music shows.
Q. What is the weather like in Castlegar?
A. Castlegar experiences hot and dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures range from -6°C(21°F) to 28°C(82°F) throughout the year. Winter begins in December and ends in March and temperature varies from -1°C(31°F) to -6°C(21°F). Castlegar has a relatively warm summer from June to September with temperatures going up to 27°C.
Q. Is there any special documentation required while traveling to Castlegar?
A. For adults, you will need a valid passport, VISA (depending on the country you are coming from), identity card and definetely, a valid air ticket. If you are traveling with a child, the child should also have a passport. Canadian authorities do not allow children to travel using their parents' passports. Keep yourself updated by contacting the immigration offices and embassy from your country to learn about the latest travel requirements.
Q. What should I do if I need to cancel my air ticket to Castlegar?
A. You can contact us or use the airline's website to cancel your ticket. You should cancel at least two hours before departure time. If the ticket is a refundable ticket, you can choose to either get a refund or retain your ticket value for another flight. In the case of a non-refundable ticket, you are allowed to use the value of the unused ticket to purchase a new ticket. Tickets are valid for up to one year. Ensure that you know the ticket type at the time of purchase. Also, note that some airlines may charge a ticket cancellation fee depending on the time of cancellation and ticket type.