The Gentle Traveller

You feel comfortable with familiarity. There’s a certain security in returning to a destination multiple times as well as seeing and experiencing things while in a group setting. It’s also relaxing when others take care of the details for you and allow you to simply enjoy the time you have away.

There’s no better place to rest, relax and take in the beautiful scenery of three mountain ranges and two rivers than Castlegar.

Castlegar is a comfortable and easy place to be in. Tucked into the folds of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers, the city is familiar with its dining and accommodation options, yet unique enough to appeal to the traveller who wants to experience something new without having to put too much on the line. From guided recreational trips that include fishing and hiking, to tours of the Railway Museum and the Doukhobor Discovery Centre there’s plenty enough in Castlegar to keep you coming back for more.

As you browse this website, you’ll notice personalized suggestions we have made for you and other authentic travellers. You’ll find suggestions for sights to see, things to do, where to stay, where to eat and different recreational activities that are well-suited for your personality as well as blog posts related to topics you might enjoy. Here are some more ideas:

Enjoy A Delicious Coffee: Looking for a local favourite? We’ve listed ours in the article “Best Coffee Shops in Castlegar.”

See The Local Artwork: Take some time to see the Kootenay Art Gallery featuring a rotating series of exhibitions by professional artists from the region.

Stroll Through Millennium Park: Even in the wintertime, Millennium Park is a stunning in-town location. And because Castlegar is located in the heart of a valley that receives a lot of sunshine, the temperatures never get too cold nor the snow too deep downtown.

Go On A Sculpture Walk: There’s a reason Castlegar is called the “Sculpture Capital of Canada.” There are statues and works of art all over the downtown core and it’s easy to stroll and take them all in.

Visit A Waterfall: There are six beautiful waterfalls near Castlegar and most are easy to access. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your car to see the Allendale Waterfall! And Tulip Falls are particularly stunning in the winter time because the waterfall and stream freeze over making it a beautiful sparkling wonderland.

Try Your Hand At Fishing: Castlegar offers world-class fishing and you can hire a guide to show you all the best spots. And because the city enjoys mild temperatures for most of the winter, fishing season never really ends.

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