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Canada’s Best Rock Climber Calls Castlegar Festival The Best in the West

By |2019-10-16T18:17:26+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returned to Castlegar September 21-22, 2019, and featured Canada's best rock climber Sonnie Trotter. This is the eighth year the Festival has been held at the Lion's Head Pub in Robson, which is only a few minutes away from the Castlegar's downtown core and it's renowned as the only restaurant [...]

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.

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 [...]

The 3 Best Rock Climbing Routes in Castlegar

By |2018-10-11T19:48:21+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Outdoor rock climbing has already begun this year in Castlegar. Because of the many south-facing cliffs in the area, snow has melted in the lower elevations and people have been enjoying the sport since the beginning of March. That’s even earlier than the popular Skaha climbing destination in the Okanagan! Castlegar is one of the [...]

Canada’s Only Rock Climbing Pub

By |2018-05-29T23:06:07+00:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ask most rock climbers and they’ll tell you there’s nothing better than a cold beer after a day of hanging out on the side of a cliff. Luckily for visitors to Castlegar they don’t have to venture far from the climbing routes at the area known as Pub Wall because a frosty pint is literally [...]