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The Confluence

The Confluence

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We’re Paving the Way to a Sustainable Future

In the heart of the West Kootenays, we're building a regional legacy, paving the way to a more sustainable, climate-friendly future for Castlegar & District.

The rising tide of business and tourism growth in Castlegar & District has become a beacon of innovation, and at the forefront of this movement is "The Confluence"—one of the first Passive House certified, Mass Timber public buildings in Canada.

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The Confluence:

A Hub of Innovation & Collaboration

The Confluence is not just a building; it's a vision for the future. Set to become the home of the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, Destination Castlegar, and the West Kootenay Gateway Visitor Centre, this 8,300-square-foot structure will be a cornerstone in the community's growth story.

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Leased Office Spaces

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Collective Event Space

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Mercer-Celgar Boardroom

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24/7 Co-Working Space

A Game-Changing Duo:

Passive House Certification & Mass Timber

What sets The Confluence apart is its commitment to sustainability. The combination of Passive House certification & Mass Timber makes The Confluence one of the first public buildings in Canada to embrace these innovative and environmentally friendly practices.

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Passive House Certification

Achieving Passive House certification means the building will adhere to rigorous energy efficiency standards, lessening its environmental impact by operating with 85% reduced emissions.

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Mass Timber

Mass Timber construction, a method utilizing engineered wood for structural elements, minimizes the carbon footprint associated with traditional building materials and creates a distinctive aesthetic appeal.

A Breakthrough for

Business, Tourism & Community

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of British Columbia, Castlegar & District has become a beacon of growth in business and tourism, attracting visitors with its rich cultural heritage, outdoor adventures, and vibrant local businesses. The iconic Confluence space will serve as a catalyst for continued regional development.


For businesses, it offers a unique space to thrive and collaborate, attracting entrepreneurs and fostering innovation.


Tourism, a cornerstone of Castlegar’s identity, receives a boost with enhanced facilities to welcome and inform visitors.


Provides a space for collective gatherings, events, and meetings, fostering a stronger sense of community.

The building is designed to be accessible, inclusive, and environmentally responsible, aligning with the values that make Castlegar & District a remarkable place to live, work, and visit.

Join the Journey

The confluence of innovation, sustainability & community in Castlegar is giving rise to a brighter future. Join us as we shape a legacy that will stand the test of time. Every contribution counts, and together, we can make a lasting impact!

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Donation options include “Name on Donor Wall” or “Buy Your Name on a Room”.

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