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Welcome to Castlegar ...

The city of Castlegar is 1,450 feet [442 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Castlegar lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Note: If you travel east from Castlegar, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Castlegar: (250) & (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Castlegar: V1N<3>

Websites for Castlegar ...

Official Website:

Communities near Castlegar ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Castlegar.

  • Trail
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Rossland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Fruitvale
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Warfield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warfield
  • Montrose
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
  • Salmo
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Blueberry Creek
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Pass Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Genelle
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genelle came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genelle
  • Glade
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Castlegar. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Castlegar.

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Castlegar. See our Newspapers Page for Castlegar.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Castlegar ...

Looking for more information about Castlegar? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Castlegar, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Castlegar.

Adding Castlegar to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Castlegar was mentioned on a train schedule titled Canadian Pacific Railroad Time Tables (October 1899).

We also found Castlegar on a map titled Gulf Oil Map of British Columbia (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Castlegar.

The official website for Castlegar:

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Castlegar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Castlegar, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Castlegar). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Castlegar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.


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