Five Free Things to do in Castlegar

It’s finally sunny out, time to get out and explore.

Make sure to see these five free things to do in Castlegar this summer.

1. Visit Millennium Park and Ponds and Explore Zuckerburg Island.

Millennium Park and Zuckerburg are linked by a suspension bridge so if you’re in the mood for a hike, you can explore both. Zuckerburg is a great place for a picnic, and the ponds at Millennium are perfect for cooling off in the summer.

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2. Explore Waldie Island

Waldie Island is a nature preserve and an important habitat for Blue Heron. Enjoy a hike by the water, but remember to respect the animals that call Waldie home.

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3. Experience Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Entering it’s tenth year, Castlegar Sculpturewalk is a yearly exhibit of local and international sculptures that’s not to be missed. Pick up a map and ballot and meander through the streets of Downtown Castlegar looking out for all 35 sculptures on display this year. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite, the People’s Choice winner will be purchased by the city and given a permanent home downtown.

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4. Check out the View at Verigin’s Tomb

Verigin Memorial Park is a Doukhobor burial site and a tranquil flower garden. Perched in a hillside, Verigin’s Tomb has some of the most spectacular views of Castlegar around.

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5. Walk the Nancy Greene Loop

A five kilometre loop follows the shoreline around Nancy Greene Lake, taking you through a mixed forest and a marsh. The relaxing hike takes between 45 minutes to an hour, and you can finish off with a swim at the beach.

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You can also check out our free local events calendar. All the events are free for students!