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.

What To Do In Castlegar In August 2019

By |2019-07-26T21:05:57+00:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The month of August 2019 in Castlegar boasts unique events that will appeal to dancers and ravers, film fans and dog lovers. Here's a list of all that's going on.

10 Reasons To Visit Castlegar Before and After Shambhala

By |2019-08-02T21:48:36+00:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities, The Free Spirit|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For those who plan to bookend the Shambhala Music Festival with a stop or stay in the West Kootenay, visit Castlegar before and after. Here's why.

A Heritage Tour Of Castlegar

By |2019-08-06T20:58:36+00:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, The Authentic, The Gentle Traveller|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

From assassinations to gold mining, Castlegar boasts a fascinating history. Here are five heritage sites in the city that visitors should not miss.

What To Do In Castlegar In July 2019

By |2019-07-05T13:40:17+00:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The month of July 2019 in Castlegar boasts unique events that will appeal to paddlers, fiddlers and movie buffs. Here's a list of all that's going on.

The Best Rock Climbing Routes at Kinnaird Bluffs

By |2019-08-02T21:48:58+00:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Kinnaird Bluffs in Castlegar is unique not only because people have been climbing there for half a century, but also because it's the only cliff band owned by a non-profit rock climbing organization in the province.

Meet Sarah Meunier, Castlegar’s Queen of the Trails

By |2019-05-24T21:45:58+00:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Filmmaker Ryan Flett has created a short film showcasing Castlegar’s unsung hero of the trails, Sarah Meunier.

The Best Camping Spots In Castlegar

By |2019-08-02T20:45:36+00:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From provincial parks to RV campsites, here are the details of the six best camping spots in Castlegar.

Castlegar White Sturgeon – Proof Dinosaurs Still Swim Among Us

By |2019-08-02T21:49:20+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, The Free Spirit|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are ancient creatures lurking in the depths of the Columbia River but luckily these White Sturgeon prefer mollusks to human toes.

The Best Fishing Holes In Castlegar

By |2019-08-02T20:45:42+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Castlegar is world-class destination when it comes to freshwater angling. Whether your preference is fly fishing for trout in mountain streams, jigging for walleye in rivers or casting for lake lunkers, there's something for every angler who lives in or visits Castlegar. Take Graham Cloutier for example. He moved to the area from Northern British [...]

The Best Cross-Country Ski Loops On The Paulson Pass

By |2019-03-06T20:32:44+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Castlegar Nordic Ski Club trails offers the best cross-country skiing on the Paulson Pass that incorporate 45 kilometres of groomed trails. These are our favourite trail loops.