Castlegar’s new Explorers App

Castlegar Explorers is both a wayfinding tool and a gamified way to reward people for shopping locally. The app’s Explore button takes users to the map of Castlegar and District, which has pins indicating the location of the area’s unique points of interest, from cultural sites to places for outdoor recreation.  Clicking on each pin on the map gives more information about that place. Locations are assigned a point value. Pushing the “Collect Points” button while physically visiting a location will add the location’s points to a user’s point total.

Points accumulated with the Castlegar Explorers app can be redeemed for goods or services at any of the Rewards locations listed in the app. Rewards locations include such places as Central City Shoes, Mothers Natures, Mallards Source for sports and Crumbs Bakery, just to name a few.
The Castlegar Explorers app is available now as a free download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.


Come and visit the centre of it all. Where mountains and rivers meet in a fertile valley that boasts rich cultural heritage, a thriving artistic scene and more than enough outdoor recreation for every kind of enthusiast. Take the time to reconnect with what’s important by stopping by the little city in the valley. We look forward to seeing you.