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    4.47 Acres Castlegar, BC - Confluence of Columbia and Kootenay Rivers

    Kootenays Listing No. 22259

    Take your pick, hobby farm, grow enough produce to feed yourself and others, build 2 residences, and provide tourist accommodation, all within a short distance to Castlegar Airport, Selkirk College, and Castlegar City. Deep within the beautiful Kootenays.


    4.47 acres

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    At the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, this property has full sun exposure with the potential of magnificent river views. Combined with two wells, this acreage provides a perfect environment to produce fresh produce and raise farm animals. Adding to the appeal, this property offers privacy and a place of quiet retreat. The property is gently graded with a mix of trees and an open field.

    House plans are available to complete the construction of this 2,877 ft2 home. The foundation is reported as useable; however, the lumber on site can only be repurposed for non-residential uses. Zoning permits single and two-family dwellings. The wells are planned for geothermal heating rated at 15 gpm (gallons/minute) and the other 45 gpm for drinking water.

    About 2.5 acres are cleared and level—ideal for agriculture, raising farm animals, and selling onsite farm products.

    The property is within walking distance to Selkirk College, Castlegar Airport, and a short drive to Castlegar.


    595 3A Highway - Ootishenia, BC


    At the junction of Highway 22, take the off-ramp to the Castlegar airport, 265 metres merge onto Highway 3A. In 1.36 km, stay right. In 1.3 km, the airport will be on your right. The property access will be on the left at 740 metres.

    Area Data

    Castlegar, within the Columbia Valley, sits at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. Castlegar is the second-largest community in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Nestled within the Selkirk Mountains, this is a regional trade and transportation center with a local economy based on forestry, mining, and tourism.

    Castlegar reflects a mix of commerce, industry, and recreation. The Arrow Lakes waterway offers a navigable recreation corridor some 400 kilometres long and provides access to boating, sailing, and world-class fishing.

    West of Castlegar, the Mercer Celgar Pulp Mill was established in 1959 as the first inland sulfate pulp mill in British Columbia. Today, the mill produces 1,200 tons of two grades of quality Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulps daily. It is also the most environmentally friendly pulp mill in the world. Castlegar is at the junction of Highways 3, 3A, and Highway 22, 41 km southwest of Nelson and 41 km west of Salmo.


    Take your pick. Castlegar offers it all within this idyllic setting:

    • Hike
    • Mountain bike
    • Fish
    • Rock Climb
    • Paddle
    • Golf
    • Snowmobile
    • Ski


    Castlegar became a village in 1946. Growth accelerated with the construction of the regional airport at Castlegar in 1950. Elementary schools were opened, Stanley Humphries High School and a public library opened, and building permits totaled $176,000. It was announced that the Kinnaird Bridge would be built over the Columbia River and a $65M pulp mill would be built in the community. It was seven years before the new pulp mill was completed, but the construction period was a boom time for the village.

    By 1965, the Columbia River Treaty dams, "The High Arrow" or "The Hugh Keenleyside," were underway, as was the new community "Selkirk College." Castlegar became a town on January 1, 1966. The pulp company gifted the town with a new well and began plans to build a new sawmill adjoining the pulp mill, spelling the end of Waldie's mill downstream.

    In 1967, CP Airlines began jet service to Castlegar Airport. A sizable Portuguese community grew as workers moved in to take up employment in the area.

    Map Reference

    49°18'28.13"N and 117°38'9.26"W


    Inquire with listing agent regarding access for cable, natural gas, power and telephone.

    • Cable available
    • Natural gas available
    • Power available
    • Telephone available
    • 2 wells
    • Septic field

    Tax Details

    $1,429 (2022)




    • One-Family residence
    • Two-Family residence
    • Accessory Buildings and Structures
    • Accessory Tourist Accommodation
    • Home Based Business
    • Horticulture
    • Keeping of Farm Animals
    • Sale of Site Grown Farm Products


    PID 014-963-426

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.