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Photo Gallery

Browse photos of our amazing retail stores, beauty, and wellness centers participating in the contest.

This gallery showcases some of the participating businesses in the Love Castlegar Contest. For the full list, please check here

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Revive Active Centre

Meet Kathryn from Revive Active Centre. Established in 2023, is a 24-7 fitness centre located at Playmor Junction.

Revive Active Centre offers Martial Arts classes, including Muay Thai (for youth and adults!), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Escrima (Filipino stick fighting). These classes are a great way to improve focus, confidence, and fitness all while having fun!

They have affordable membership options for you to come in any time, day or night, to enjoy their brand new, high quality equipment.

Your one stop for health and wellness.

Gift Box

Meet Kayla from The Gift Box!


More than just a store, The Gift Box is your Castlegar haven for unique gifts and home decor. Discover handcrafted treasures from local artisans, supporting our vibrant community. Whether seeking the perfect present or a touch of joy for your own home, their shelves brim with love-curated items. From celebrating special moments to fostering connections, The Gift Box is passionate about serving you and being a part of Castlegar's story. Come visit and let them brighten your day!

Squeezed Grape

Meet Chrissy from The Squeezed Grape in Castlegar!

Unleash your inner winemaker at The Squeezed Grape in Castlegar!  A unique UBrew/UVin experience, where you can craft your own personalized batch of wine using grape juice sourced from renowned vineyards around the globe. Simply visit the store, choose your desired flavor profile, and let their friendly staff guide you through the process. With 30 bottles per batch and the option to customize labels, you'll leave with a truly unique and satisfying winemaking experience.

The Higher Path

Meet Nicole from The Higher Path

Explore top-quality cannabis & CBD products at The Higher Path Castlegar! They offer a welcoming atmosphere, expert advice on a wide selection of cannabis and CBD products, and competitive prices with a satisfaction guarantee. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff is there to answer your questions and help you find the perfect product. Visit them today at their convenient location near Canadian Tire!


“When you have to choose a path, take the Higher Path...”

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Meet Gera from Fundamentals,

Fundamentals transcends technology in Castlegar, fostering a community where play meets expertise. Their experienced team tackles repairs, sales, and service for phones and computers, but the fun doesn't stop there. Fundamentals brims with games, puzzles, and activities for everyone, while Gera's early childhood background unlocks new ways to play. Come experience the Fundamentals difference – friendly service, respect, and a community that welcomes you like a friend.

Moonrise Boutique

Meet Brittany from Moonrise Boutique,

Stepping into Moonrise Boutique is like entering a bohemian haven. Over 65 female-owned brands mingle with unique vintage finds. Each piece chosen to empower individuality.  Beyond its stunning selection, the boutique fosters connection through workshops and events, creating a space where creativity and community thrive. Moonrise Boutique - a delightful escape for the unique soul seeking a wardrobe and living space as extraordinary as themself.

High Arrow Cannabis

Meet Felix and Eddie from the High arrow Cannabis.

Dive into a world of premium cannabis at High Arrow Cannabis! This Castlegar gem caters to connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike with an extensive selection of top-shelf THC & CBD strains. From potent flower to delightful edibles and concentrates, they offer something for every need. Their passionate team ensures a personalized experience, helping you find the perfect product to elevate your mind and body. Relax, explore, and discover your new favorite cannabis haven at High Arrow Cannabis!

Confluence Farms

Meet Emily and Nathan from Confluence Farms

Bring the taste of the Kootenays straight to your door! This Pass Creek farm uses regenerative, low-till practices to grow delicious mixed vegetables and flowers, while also working with fellow Kootenay farms and artisans. Their online store makes it easy to stock your fridge and pantry with a wide variety of local goodies, from fresh produce to meats, dairy, baked goods, and even flower bouquets.  Your one-stop shop for supporting local and enjoying the bounty of the Kootenays!

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The Brick

Meet Marc & Alex from The Brick

This family-owned business offers unbeatable prices on furniture, appliances, electronics, mattresses, and home decor. Explore their fantastic selection and find everything you need to create your dream living space. With friendly and helpful staff on hand, The Brick is sure to impress. Remember, Nobody Beats The Brick!

Pet Valu

Meet Sukanya from Pet Valu Castlegar

Pet Valu offers everything you need to keep your furry (or feathered, or scaled!) friend happy and healthy. They believe pets are family, so they stock a wide range of high-quality food, toys, accessories, and more for all kinds of companions. Knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you find the perfect supplies, and their commitment to exceptional customer service ensures a smooth shopping experience. Make your pet's life comfortable - visit Pet Valu Castlegar today and see why they're the go-to destination for local pet owners!

The Red Chair

Visit Cindi at The Red Chair for personalized hair care :)


Reserve a time to unwind and schedule a spa day for your hair. This home based business is here to help you put your best look forward. Sharing the world of beauty with beautiful people. It's easy to find The Red Chair, located at the beginning of Robson on the river side, across the road from TEMPO Gas Station Enjoy a fun - friendly & relaxed atmosphere ... where it's all about you. Passionate & dedicated to bringing your unique vision to life. From classic to crazy - if you can imagine it ... they can create it !!

Call or text (250) 608 HAIR (4247) to schedule

Legendary Meats

Meet Ben & Victoria from Legendary Meats

Legendary Meats believes in real food, made with real ingredients – no additives, colours, or binders, just pure goodness. Their passion for quality meats shines through with their commitment to traditional butchery practices and education. They're ITA certified, with apprentices learning the craft firsthand. This dedication to both agriculture and butchery guarantees exceptional cuts for your table. Visit Legendary Meats and see why your next meal could become legendary!

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Cornerstone Climbing Community

Meet Kiefer from Cornerstone Climbing

Your one-stop shop for all things climbing, has arrived at 1-425 Columbia Ave. They offer a vast selection of gear for sport climbing, trad climbing, and bouldering, ensuring you're equipped to conquer any route. Stop by and say hello to their friendly staff – they're eager to help you find the perfect gear and fuel your climbing adventures!

Dinnissen Design

Meet Julie and Nathalie from Dinnissen Design (DDC)!


These twin sisters, operating since 2018, are passionate about turning your dream home into a reality. DDC offers full-service custom millwork, specializing in stunning and functional kitchens and bathrooms. Their expertise goes beyond – mudrooms, laundry rooms, fireplaces, offices, craft rooms. DDC prioritizes both beauty and functionality, using top-quality materials to create spaces you'll love living in.

Let DDC transform your home

Nordic Studio

Meet Els & Maxeen from Nordic Studio

Yarn dreams come true at Nordic Studio! 

Born from a friendly yarn chat, transformed a space into a haven of rescued furniture, top-notch yarns (macrame, felting!), and endless crafting possibilities. Whether you're a seasoned stitcher or a curious beginner, Nordic Studio welcomes you with open arms – workshops, project lovefests, and a peaceful space to unwind. Find your fiber fix and connect with like-minded crafters – it's all here!

You Vs You Studio

Meet Molly Jayne from You Vs. You

This Castlegar's dynamic fitness center offers a variety of fitness options – yoga, spin, barre, bootcamp, and more, all seamlessly blended under one roof. Their mission? To ignite your passion for movement with a diverse range of classes and services. YOU VS YOU Studio has something for everyone. Their expert instructors cater to all fitness levels, ensuring you find the perfect class for your goals. Ready to transform your life? Join the YOU VS YOU Studio community and discover the joy of movement!

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