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Selkirk College - Castlegar Campus

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School ID: SC010032
Rank: 7,748
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Applied number: 5

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Student Experience
  • Enrollment and admission
  • Tuition and other fees
  • Life experience
  • Job opportunities
  • Ability to settle


General description

Selkirk College is B.C.’s oldest rural community college and came to life after the regional taxpayers voted in a 1965 referendum to provide a close-to-home post-secondary opportunity. Since 1966, it has been providing innovative and unique learning opportunities. The college has grown to become a major economic, social and cultural contributor. Today’s Selkirk welcomes students from across Canada and from around the world. It is large enough to provide quality student services and facilities, yet small enough to offer individual support, small class sizes and an extra dose of attention not found in most post-secondary institutions.

The College offers nationally recognized programs in certificate, diploma, bachelor degree, co-operative education and continuing education programs. It offers outcomes for in demand employment, credit transfer to a multitude of universities for degree completion and enhanced training to further career opportunities. Programs at Selkirk are organized and categorized by the schools and academic areas according to relevant subjects. The instructors are more than teachers, are experts in their fields who have relevant real world experience to share with students.

Nestled in the forest and surrounded by the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, this campus is easy to get around and offers great indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, including up to 15  km of walking trails on Castlegar campus.  

Our Kekuli House Student Housing accommodates up to 100 students in private rooms and is a great way to get to know the campus and your fellow classmates. As our main campus, Castlegar is home to the majority of our administration offices and a ton of student resources.

Why Selkirk College?

If you are interested in an interpretive walk, trail running or just getting a taste of the forests and rivers minutes from college classes, check out the trails on our Castlegar Campus.

Campus Facilities 

  • Indigenous Gathering Place 
  • Mir Centre for Peace
  • Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre
  • Applied Research & Innovation Centre
  • Library
  • Cafeteria (Ripple Cafe)
  • Children's Centre Daycare Facilities
  • Weight Room & Gymnasium
  • Student Housing (Kekuli House)
  • Bookshop
  • Admissions & Student Records
  • Financial Aid

Services & Amenities

  • Selkirk International
  • Co-op Education & Employment Services (CEES)
  • Counseling/Advising Services
  • Computer Services For Students
  • The Writing Centre
  • Duplicating & Copy Centre
  • Student Work Study & Employment (Financial Aid)
  • SCSU (Selkirk College Students’ Union) main office
  • Student Intramural and Club Teams 

Local Community 

Close to town, we’re accessible by car, bike, walking or city bus. Castlegar and District is made up of the main city, Castlegar (population 7,200) and several smaller surrounding communities for a total population of 13,400. This quickly developing city boasts some of the area’s best year-round outdoor recreation, plus a strong community spirit. Halfway between Vancouver and Calgary, and home to the region’s primary airport, Castlegar is a destination spot for its rich culture and history, amazing year-round outdoor recreation and welcoming community spirit.

You’ll love this city for it's many outdoor activities: rock & mountain climbing, mountain biking & hiking trails, kayaking, boating & fishing spots, beaches & camping and golf courses.

  • City of Castlegar
  • Castlegar Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
  • Castlegar Community Recreation Complex
  • Castlegar Leisure Guide
  • Tourism BC (Castlegar)
  • Current Weather (Castlegar)
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $CAD 12,700
Cost of Living/Year $CAD 12,000
Application Fee $CAD 100
Estimated Total/Year $CAD 24,800

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