Parks, Trails & Places - Castlegar

Doukhobor Discovery Centre is a cultural museum, open to the public, located in the community of Castlegar, B.C., Canada. The museum is a reconstructed village depicting the lifestyle of the Doukhobor people in the early 1900s. The Doukhobors were some of the first settlers in the Kootenay Valley.
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The walkway is a 1.8 kilometre wide, paved recreation path enjoyed, mostly, by walkers, rollerbladers, dog walkers and bikers. Some use the path as a connector route for getting around the community while others use the walkway as a relaxing get-a-way destination for activity.
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Verigins Tomb is a monumental Doukhobor burial place located in Brilliant, which is a short distance north of downtown Castlegar, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. In total there are 5 people buried. All, of which, are descendants of Peter V. Verigin - leader of the Doukhobor.
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Lower Arrow Lake is a popular summer destination for many activities including boating, swimming, sailing, canoeing, camping, wind surfing, birdwatching and fishing. The lake is well stocked with fish including rainbow, gerrard, kokanee and bull trout plus barbot and whitefish.
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The main features in the park are the alpine lake, sandy beach and the hiking trail. The 32 hectare lake, the 100 metre sandy beach and the 5 kilometre hiking trail attract many to the park during the summer who enjoy fishing, canoeing, wind surfing, picnicking, hiking, swimming and boating.
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The Elk Cutoff Trail is a one way hiking route. Part of the trail runs parallel to the Dove Hill Hiking Trail but at a lower elevation. The Elk Cutoff Trail is a 2.2 kilometre long trail stretching from the cellular tower behind the community to a trailhead at the Brilliant Terminal Stati
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Suspension bridge built by the Doukhobors in 1913.
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Waldie Island Trail explores the north shore of the Columbia River, located in the community of Castlegar, BC, Canada. Established in 1996, the hiking and walking trail is part of a protected Blue Heron bird sanctuary known as the Waldie Island Heron Reserve.
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The trail highlights include the three viewpoints and some amazing scenery. The lower elevation viewpoint is situated at 772 metres. The higher elevation viewpoint is at 915 metres. While the third viewing area is located south of the cellular tower closer to the McPhee Creek Trailheads.
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Dove Hill Trail is a short, moderate hiking trail in the community of Castlegar, BC located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The hiking route explores the hillsides and forests behind the community providing great views of the Kootenay River and the valley.
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Mel DeAnna Trail is an easy grade loop trail located south of the community of Castlegar. BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The highlights of the wilderness hike is the birdwatching pond, of which, the trail loops around.
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Combined, the hiking trails provide 5 kilometres of adventure. During the summer months the trails are popular for hiking, walking, self guided nature tours, photography and birdwatching. In the winter the trails are used as cross country ski routes.
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The trail has 3 trailheads. One trailhead is located at the Highway #3a Bridge crossing the Kootenay River. Another access trailhead is located via the McPhee Creek FSR (Forest Service Road) at the Brilliant Terminal Station. The most eastern trailhead is in Glade.
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Syringa Provincial Park is a campground park on Lower arrow Lake which protects one of the few grassland eco systems located in the Kootenay region. First established in 1968, the grassland park now covers 4,417 hectares
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