Destination Castlegar is hoping visitors and residents alike will notice Castlegar’s new welcome signs as they drive into town.
The signs feature photos of familiar Castlegar sights such as mountain bikers, flowing rivers, spawning fish and the Zuckerburg Island heritage site.
Another prominent feature of the signs is the city’s trademarked tag line — Sculpture Capital of Canada.
Dynamic Landscaping, the local company that assembled and installed the signs, also paid homage to Castlegar’s sculpture reputation by adding a carved heron sculpture to the base of the signs.
Castlegar company HTR Designs printed the signs, which can be found on Highway 3 entering Castlegar from the Paulson Summit and on Highway 3A entering town from Thrums.
BC Hydro provided $10,000 in funding for the project.