Spring comes early to Castlegar. While other cities in the region are still clearing snow, people are rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and trail running in our little valley as soon as March. Daily highs increase from approximately 9°C during that month to about 20°C in May. Spring flowers pop up all over town making Castlegar a spectacular sight.


Long days and sunny, warm weather define the summer months in Castlegar. Average temperatures can reach a high of 29°C in July and August and there tends to be low amounts of precipitation, making Castlegar the perfect place to lounge on a water-side beach.


As the days shorten, the beautiful fall colours of Castlegar reveal themselves. The weather cools off in the fall making it pleasant to mountain bike, climb, and hike during the height of the afternoon. Average temperatures drop from 23°C in September to around 5°C in late November.


The winter season is Castlegar’s best-kept secret. The days are shorter but the valley still sees a lot of sunshine with mild temperatures hovering around 0°C. Although the valley doesn’t see a lot of snow in the winter months, the surrounding mountains get an average of 12 metres or 40 feet, making it the perfect snowmobiling and skiing playground.