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.
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.
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.
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.