British Colombians have been asked to stay close to home this winter season. When travel restrictions are lifted, please remember these important factors for being a smart traveler:

  • Stay home if you aren’t feeling well.
  • Wear a Mask in all indoor spaces or when distancing isn’t possible.
  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Wash hands frequently and sneeze or cough in your sleeve.
  • Respect the protocols local businesses have put in place and the culture of our area.
  • Together we can stop the spread and stay safe and healthy.

Here is a list of places in Castlegar that are open this winter season.

Activity Providers

Parks, Trails, and facilities

    • Syringa Provincial Park 
      • Sprawling day-use beach with dog friendly areas, public washrooms, picnic tables (some with fire pits?)
    • Five Best Places to Toboggan in Castlegar.
      • Play and Picnic Area with Lighted Wintertime Toboggan Run.
    • Millennium Park
      • A popular spot for locals and tourists alike, Millennium Park walking trails, picnic areas and off leash dog walking.
    • Bird Watching at Waldie Island
      • This trail goes through a protected Blue Heron bird sanctuary known as the Waldie Island Heron reserve. Dog-owners are requested to prevent dogs from disturbing birds by keeping them on leash or close by.

Food and Drink

Pub-Style eating

      • LionsHead smoke and brew pub
        • Featuring delicious in house smoked meats, and a variety of bc beers, you can’t go wrong with their delectable pub food
      • Cartwrights Pub 
        • Stop by for  mouthwatering wing night, and their variety of cold beers on tap!
      • Tailout brewing 
        • Indulge in tasty local beers  You can bring your own food/takeout in for a unique dining experience

Flavours from around the world

      • The Chameleon Restaurant 
        • A German/Russian fusion restaurant, with amazing homestyle meals
      • Chopsticks 
        • Traditional chinese cuisine and delicious homemade sushi
      • Cuisine of India 
        • Enjoy a variety of flavourful meat and vegetarian dishes or try one of their phenomenal mango lassis
      • Jacky’s Chinese restaurant (no website)
        • Castlegars newest chinese restaurant, boasts a large buffet of superb chinese food, as well as a full menu
      • J&V Chinese restaurant 
        • Tasty chinese cuisine that really hits the spot when you’re craving chinese! Check out their drive thru window
      • The Wandering Greek Oven 
        • This restaurant offers a fresh and delicious taste of traditional greek food that everyone will love
      • The Grand Buddha Bistro
        • The Grand Buddha Bistro hosts a variety of delicious thai-vietnamese fusion menu items as well as their very own bubble tea bar
      • Waf-Pho 
        • At first glance, Thai-Waffle fusion may seem like an odd choice, but you can’t go wrong with Waf-Pho, their menu boasts items all the way from stunning burgers, and delicious pho to mouth watering waffle plates

Coffee Shops and Cafés

      • Bagels and Brew
        • Enjoy a perfectly prepared bagel paired with one of their delicious hot or cold beverages
      • Common Grounds 
        • Enjoy one of their tasty lunch items, decadent treats or one of their many beverage choices
      • Crumbs Bakery 
        • Treat yourself to a fresh baked pastry or fresh hot out of the oven bread at this Traditional bakery
      • Maggies Mug 
        • Dig into some home cooked comfort food, and delicious coffees and teas
      • The Humble Bean 
        • Take a break and relax with a tasty lunch item and specialty coffee at this cute cafe
      • Starbucks
        • Grab a coffee and pastry at this iconic coffee shop

Fast Food

Something for everyone

      • Black Rooster bar & grill 
        • A wide variety of tasty meals, as well as a large gluten free menu
      • Boston Pizza 
        • Enjoy anything from pizza to hearty pastas at this family friendly restaurant
      • Little Bear clubhouse 
        • Stop by for a delicious AND beautifully presented meal, they almost look too good to eat…almost
      • Monte Carlo Grill 
        • Known for their delicious breakfast this is a hidden gem of Castlegar
      • The Bombi Restaurant 
        • Serving all day breakfast, the Bombi is a great place to feed your craving for breakfast foods, no matter what time of the day
      • The Nineteenth
        • Enjoy fantastic food, with a nice view over the golf course
      • Roots Modern Health Food 
        • Grab a tasty, (and healthy!) option here where everything is made in house, and they can cater to all diets

Accommodations & Winter Ski & Stay Packages

  • Sandman Hotel
    • This hotel offers a wide variety of amenities, from a large indoor pool, to their very own fitness center, good for families and business trips alike!
    • Winter Deals Packages 20/21
  • Canadas Best Value Inn and Suites
    • Cozy, clean and comfortable you can’t go wrong with this inn, conveniently located near the uptown plaza and hosts their own restaurant the Monte Carlo Grill
    • Winter Deals Packages 20/21
  • The Super 8 
    • Conveniently located to Castlegar’s dining, shopping and recreation this hotel is a great place to stay while you explore what Castlegar has to offer
    • Winter Deals Packages 20/21
  • The Chameleon Hotel
    • This hotel is perfectly situated in Downtown Castlegar, and is a fusion of German quality, European hospitality, and Canadian touch and influence. Close to shopping and Sculpture Walk
    • Winter Deals Packages 20/21
  • Sure Stay by Best Western 
  • Genelle B&B
    • With cozy decor, and picturesque grounds, Genelle House B&B is the perfect place for a quiet romantic getaway
  • Twin Rivers Motel
    • Enjoy the comfort, and convenience of this motel located right on the main road of Castlegar, and close to some of our unique attractions
  • Windborne B&B
    • Windborne has all the fixings of luxury, paired with a casual and comfortable atmosphere which makes it an ideal place to spend your vacation, and it doesn’t hurt it’s only a short drive from Castlegar’s beaches.
  • Cozy pines motel
    • Located just on the outskirts of Castlegar is the largest motel, and offers amenities such full kitchens and is pet friendly.