Attention Castlegar residents: Destination Castlegar would like to invite you to take part in a 5-minute anonymous survey for a chance to win $500 towards local businesses in town!

Castlegar Tourism Survey
Destination Development Survey.

Do you like to travel? What is it that you like to do when you travel to a new destination? Is this something that we have in Castlegar? This is your chance to put on your tourist goggles and imagine your hometown from a visitors point of view.

Destination Castlegar has partnered with third-year Rural Pre-Medicine student, Zoey Crockart from Selkirk College to facilitate this survey. During the third year of the RPM program, all students are asked to find a community partner and work together to facilitate a project that will demonstrate a positive impact in their community. We are very excited to launch this survey that will allow members of the community to voice their opinion about our current tourist amenities, as well as what they believe Castlegar might be missing to become a desirable tourism destination and place to live.

Gathering this feedback from community members will allow Destination Castlegar to advocate for future development that will help the local community while also enhancing tourism recruitment. We look forward to hearing from you!

Click above to start the survey.



Destination Castlegar is performing a four-phase destination development plan: engaging our locals, polling our visitors, working closely with Heritage BC and also with Indigenous BC to collect as much public information as possible. With this critical insight, we will begin our workshop with local leaders, politicians and community champions to outline a Destination enhancement strategy.


The above survey is being done in conjunction with a student of Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine program. Launched in 2014 with support from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, a committee comprised of Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health, the program is designed to help address the underrepresentation of rural students in professional health care programs.