Vince Hempsall

About Vince Hempsall

Vince is a magazine editor, book author, content provider, marketer, adventurer, rock climber, writer, mountain biker and backcountry skier. He's also an alleged word nerd.

Castlegar Home To The Only Escape Room In The West Kootenays

By |2018-10-11T19:52:28+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Moving To Castlegar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Trust us when we say the Kootenay Escape Room is one of the most fun indoor adventures you can experience in Castlegar.

Kootenay Climbing Festival Returns To Castlegar

By |2018-09-26T23:14:53+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns to Castlegar September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroth. This is the seventh year the Festival has been held at the Lion's Head Pub, the only restaurant and bar in North America with a natural climbing cliff in its backyard.  [...]

Area’s 1st Outdoor Bouldering Competition Coming To Castlegar

By |2018-09-26T23:15:13+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The first outdoor bouldering competition in the Kootenays is being held in Castlegar on Saturday, September 22nd and competitors from across the province are expected to attend.

10 Fun Indoor Places To Visit In Castelgar When It’s Raining Or Smokey

By |2018-09-26T22:53:45+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Castlegar is a hiking mecca. Whether you prefer long strolls beside the river or high alpine treks, this area of the West Kootenays in British Columbia has it all.

What Will Castlegar Be Like In 2045?

By |2018-10-11T19:47:31+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Moving To Castlegar|Tags: , , , , , |

Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine, the award-winning publication based in the West Kootenays, has just featured Castlegar in a story that offers a fictional account of what the city might look like in 2045.

The Best Hiking Trails in Castlegar

By |2018-07-19T18:48:40+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Castlegar is a hiking mecca. Whether you prefer long strolls beside the river or high alpine treks, this area of the West Kootenays in British Columbia has it all.

The Best Paddling Spots in Castlegar

By |2018-09-26T22:52:55+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Castlegar is an amazing paddling destination. Whether you prefer mellow floats on lakes with mountain views or exciting whitewater, this area of the West Kootenays in British Columbia has it all.

Adventure Journal Features Castlegar Climbing

By |2018-06-29T19:49:22+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Adventure Journal, one of the most popular online magazines in North America, has just featured Castlegar in a story that highlights the city's rock climbing and, specifically, the natural rock wall located behind the Lion's Head Smoke and Brew Pub. The article, entitled "This Climbing Crag is 50 Feet From a Pub – A little [...]

All You Need To Know For The Slocan River Float

By |2018-07-25T15:32:19+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Not only is the Slocan River float one of the most enjoyable adventures in the Kootenay region, it's one of the best in the entire province of British Columbia. Every summer thousands of people converge on the Slocan Valley with inflatable inner tubes and other floatation toys to float down the river and take in [...]

KMC Magazine Features Castlegar Mountain Biking

By |2018-06-29T19:52:37+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The award-winning Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine has just featured Castlegar in a story that highlights the city's mountain biking and, specifically, the work done by local Dave Sutton and the Castlegar Mountain Bike Society. The article, entitled "He's Gotta Nice Build" describes all the work Sutton and his team of volunteers have done in the past [...]