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Doukhobor Discovery Centre ~ A museum describing the Doukhobor’s colonization of Castlegar and their way of life.Open from May to September, the Doukhobor Discovery Centre is an expansive village that will introduce you to origins of traditional Doukhobor Culture and its unique lifestyle, an intrinsic part of Castlegar’s heritage.

Kootenay Gallery ~ Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science, is a non-profit institution. A public art gallery that serves the entire West Kootenay Region. A variety of exhibitions and public programming for all ages and is operated by a Board of Directors and staff. It is one of the 28 original exhibition centers built in the 1970s so that rural people could enjoy art sourced regionally, nationally and internationally as well as provide a professional venue for regional artists to show and sell their work.

Sculpture Walk ~ Sculpturewalk is an outdoor exhibit of original sculptures by local and international artists, located on a pleasant walking tour in downtown Castlegar. Now in its seventh year, our 2016 program brought in 31 works of art to the city. Viewers were encouraged to vote for their favorite sculpture via ballot, and the winner of The People’s Choice Award was purchased for permanent display in the City fall of 2016. Offering $25,000 in prize money annually, Sculpturewalk attracts world-class sculptural talent to our program.

 

Canadian Pacific Railway Station Museum ~ Travel back in time at Castlegar’s Station Museum, where you can share in the rich and colourful history of this vibrant Kootenay hub. Built in 1902 as part of Canadian Pacific Railway’s BC network, burned to the ground in 1906, then rebuilt in 1907, the Station is now home to heirlooms and artifacts offering a glimpse into a bygone era, including a refurbished caboose and the city’s first jail cell – now a delightful backdrop for vacation photos to commemorate your trek through time. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from April through to October, and seven days a week during July, August and September, this family favourite also features spectacular gardens, outdoor community artwork, and a charming gift shop.

 

Zuckerberg Island ~ An absolutely one-of-a-kind experience awaits at Zuckerberg Island, a tiny oasis cradled in the embrace of the mighty Columbia River. Lush gardens and winding pathways promise visitors a serene welcome to a world removed from modern-day hustle-and-bustle, despite being just minutes from the city’s downtown core. At the island’s peak is the historic Chapel House, now a museum documenting one of the area’s most storied founders and offering a fascinating glimpse into a time long past. The island is open to visitors year-round, while the Chapel House is open seven days a week during the summer season.