Welcome! Thanks for visiting the Destination Castlegar blog, here you can find a collection of great articles on events, ideas for adventure, and local happenings Castlegar.

Kootenay Mountain Culture Features Castlegar & Arrow Lakes


Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine's website has showcased the Castlegar area and Arrow Lakes in an article titled "Why Castlegar Should Be On Your Must-Visit List This Fall."

KMC Magazine Showcases Castlegar Taxidermy School


KMC magazine has featured Lino Grifone and his Western Canada School of Taxidermy, which he's operated in Castlegar since 1991

BBC Features Castlegar’s Doukhobor Community


The British Broadcasting Corporation has featured Castlegar and its Doukhobor Community in its summer article entitled "Canada's little-known Russian sect."

Old Growth Forest Hikes Near Castlegar


Old growth forests are beautiful places to visit and are perfect family destinations when the weather is warm. Here are our picks for the best old growth hikes near Castlegar.

33 Places To Take Your Dog in Castlegar


Castlegar offers lakeside walks, forested hikes, and spectacular viewpoints for Fido, Fluffy, and Ferdinand to enjoy. Plus there are stores, services, and even a brewery where your pup is welcome. Here's our list of places to take your dog in Castlegar.

8 Indoor Ideas In Castlegar When It’s Raining Or Smoky


When the clouds are low and the rain is falling, or when the skies are smoky, here are a number of fun things to do indoors in Castlegar.

Spark Program Offers $3,000 To Help Launch Or Improve Your Tourism Business


The city of Castlegar has been invited to be a part of the West Kootenay division of the BC Tourism Innovation Lab, which is offering grants and mentorships to help entrepreneurs in the tourism industry either get their endeavours off the ground or level up their current ones.

The 7 Best Beaches In Castlegar


Whether you prefer activities like beach volleyball or just want to read and nap on the sand, here are our favourite beaches in Castlegar and area.

Tips on paddling safely in the Castlegar area


When your on the water please consider these safety tips: Even on the flat, calm waters surrounding Castlegar, there are important safety precautions and regulations all paddlers should abide by. Firstly, Transport Canada mandates that, by law, all paddlers, whether in a canoe, raft, kayak or on a SUP must have the following: Keep in mind leash use, is not an alternative to a lifejacket or personal floatation device.

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


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


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


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.