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“Beautiful Mini Historical Nature Walk”

Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Castlegar
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Learned about the Native history of the land, visited where the 2 rivers meet, and I got to hear the stories from someone who knows the history of the area. Loved the swinging bridge and getting down to the river, and seeing and learning about how the indigenous people used to live in the area thousands of years ago.

Thank Brenda M
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm really amazed by the story of this man. It's not a big area and there is not much to see, but it's beautiful and peaceful. Interesting history. Apparently , Mr.Zuckerberg taught my dad Russian in the late 40's !!

1  Thank Cheryl B
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Been years since I spent time down in 'the pits' and wow! has it changed! Waling trails, benches, flowers, exercise stations... This area is rocking! Love to spend more time down on the river.

1  Thank Kris J
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

A neat walk over a suspension bridge and a quick tour of the island was a great distraction from the normal touristy attractions of Castlegar.

If you have 15-20 mins, I'd suggest getting out of the car, stretching your legs and exploring the tiny island.

1  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

How interesting to find an Island in the Columbia River in the heart of the town that was owned and occupied by a Russian Professor brought to the area to teach the Doukobour children. The Island includes his original cabin, the eventual home with traditional onion dome that he built for his wife, her grave site, and some pit sites of the Kootenai Indians. The trails, water ways, and views of the college lands and a Ducks unlimited protected area where the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers meet are all spectacular. A real treat. Paths are accessible for most folks and restored house well worth the visit.

3  Thank Coonhounds
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