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.

18 Reasons Why Millennium Park Is The Best Urban Park In The Kootenays

By |2021-04-08T02:59:36+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Front Page Feature, Moving To Castlegar, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At 23 hectares, Millennium Park in Castlegar isn't the largest urban park in the interior of British Columbia. But it is the best. This is why.

Here’s Why You Should Join The West Kootenay Ladies Shooting Group in Castlegar

By |2021-03-10T22:14:50+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities, The Free Spirit|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There are only four registered not-for-profit women’s shooting clubs in the entire country and one of them is located in Castlegar. Here's everything you need to know about the West Kootenay Ladies Shooting Group in Castlegar.

Where To Find The Best Beer in Castlegar and the West Kootenay

By |2021-02-09T22:07:18+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Eateries, Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There's a very good reasons why Castlegar, and the West Kootenay region in general, is a hot bed for cold beer. Here's where to find the best craft beer in Castlegar and surrounding area.

The Best Winter Fishing Spots In Castlegar

By |2021-02-09T22:07:09+00:00January 23rd, 2021|Categories: Fishing, Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Not only is Castlegar a world-class destination when it comes to freshwater angling, it also offers opportunities to cast every month of the year. Here are the best winter fishing spots in Castlegar.

Family Fun: Spot These Birds in Castlegar This Winter

By |2021-02-09T22:06:58+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities, Winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Can you and your family spot these 28 species of birds in Castlegar this winter?

This is Why Castlegar Has the Best Cross-Country Skiing in the Kootenays

By |2020-12-15T22:27:42+00:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Cross Country, Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities, Skiing, The Authentic|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether you prefer skate skiing for fitness, or relaxed nordic skiing through untouched snow, Castlegar has the best cross-country skiing in the Kootenays.

The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Castlegar

By |2020-11-29T23:31:50+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Eateries, Front Page Feature, The Gentle Traveller|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Castlegar is well known for its coffee chains such as Tim Hortons and Starbucks, but did you know there are also boutique cafés offering coffee made with locally roasted beans? These are our favourites.

Castlegar is at the Center of the West Kootenay Ski Scene

By |2020-11-29T22:37:38+00:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: Downhill Ski, Outdoor Activities, Skiing, The Free Spirit|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Castlegar is equidistant from three ski hills, two of which were awarded best downhill resorts in North America. Situated in British Columbia’s beautiful Columbia Valley, Castlegar is an easy 40-minute drive from Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson and the Salmo Skil Hill.

The Best Ways To Get Out And About in Castlegar

By |2020-11-29T23:38:15+00:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Fishing, Front Page Feature, Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the best ways to get out and about in Castlegar is to explore the thriving river culture, specifically fishing. Throwing out a line into one of the many nearby lakes and rivers is joyful and talking about it with friends over beer afterwards even more so.

The 3 Best Family-Friendly Rock Climbing Areas in Castlegar

By |2020-10-06T13:05:24+00:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Outdoor Activities|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Castlegar has quickly become the best city in the Kootenay region of British Columbia for rock climbing and there are many areas that are perfect for families. These are the three best for families of rock climbers.