Hi! Thanks for visiting the Destination Castlegar blog. Here you can find a collection of great articles on events, ideas for adventure, and local happenings in and around the city.

The 9 Best Second-Hand Stores in Castlegar


Castlegar has the most number of second-hand and thrift stores in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. These are our favourites.

Where To Toboggan With Your Family in Castlegar


Here are the 3 best places to toboggan with your family in Castlegar.

New App Features A Walking Tour of Historic Castlegar


Historic and present-day Castlegar is now featured on a futuristic app that showcases specific sites around Canada and what they used to look like last century

Mountain Culture Group Spotlights Castlegar Bouldering


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."

Mountain Culture Group Spotlights Castlegar Bouldering


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."

Where To See Wildlife In The Fall in Castlegar


Autumn is a special time in Castlegar because it's the best season to spot all manner of wildlife in and around the city. Here's what you can expect to see and where.

The 8 Best Disc Golf Courses In And Around Castlegar


Disc golf has become a bona fide sport across the globe and Castlegar is one of the best places in British Columbia to enjoy it.

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."

Castlegar’s Latest Mural Helps Purify The City’s Air


The latest mural in Castlegar is not only special because of the collaboration involved in its creation, it's also unique because the paint used actually helps purify the air. 

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.

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