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Castlegar, BC (Nearby: Brilliant, Raspberry, Kinnaird, Ootischenia, Robson)

1011 4 St
Castlegar, British Columbia
V1N 2B0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • According to A.M. Evalenko, when the Doukhobors came to the Kootenays, they gave their first settlement 'the name of the Valley of Consolation, Village of Brilliant, from a brilliant diamond of the first water,
  • on account of the great river Columbia flowing through the land.'
  • Actually, though near the Columbia, Brilliant is on the Kootenay River, and a little piece in the Cominco Magazine says that it was 'the bright racing waters'
  • of the latter river that suggested this name to H.B. Landers, who was working with the Doukhobor settlers.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Sentinel Mountain, 6km
  • Champion Lakes, 16km
  • Langill Lake, 16km
  • Kearns Lake, 17km
  • Grassy Mountain, 12km
  • Grady Lake, 12km
  • Mount Heinze, 20km
  • Siwash Lake, 14km
  • Bentz Peak, 19km
  • Mount Mackie, 15km
  • Ladybird Mountain, 16km
  • Siwash Mountain, 14km
  • Marble Lake, 15km
  • Mount Stewart, 20km
  • Mount Drummond, 19km
  • Mount Neptune, 19km
  • Mount Connor, 19km
  • Slocan Ranges, 26km
  • Johnianne Lake, 26km
  • Mount Wilton, 25km
  • Mount Crowe, 21km
  • Rockslide Lake, 27km
  • Donut Lake, 29km
  • Mount Kelly, 24km
  • Lookout Mountain, 30km
  • Columbia Kootenay Mountain, 28km
  • Copper Mountain, 21km
  • Erie Mountain, 22km
  • Blizzard Mountain, 30km
  • Monte Cristo Mountain, 28km
  • Territory Peak, 21km
  • Dominion Mountain, 21km
  • Mount Kirkup, 26km
  • Mount Verde, 21km
  • Empire Peak, 21km
  • Colony Peak, 21km
  • Mount Lepsoe, 24km
  • Red Mountain, 29km
  • McDonald Peak, 29km
  • Barrett Lake, 21km
  • Airy Mountain, 28km
  • Violin Lake, 32km
  • Mount Plewman, 26km
  • Lake Mountain, 32km
  • Grey Mountain, 28km
  • Stott Peak, 28km
  • Granite Mountain, 29km
  • Nancy Greene Lake, 23km
  • Red Mountain, 24km
  • Cabin Peak, 23km