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 Best Paddling Spots in Castlegar


Castlegar is an amazing paddling destination. Whether you prefer mellow floats on lakes with mountain views or exciting whitewater, this area of the West Kootenay in British Columbia has it all.

Castlegar to host Invasive Species Fishout Derby Aug 26 to Sept 4


This summer Castlegar will host the Invasive Species Fishout Derby on the Columbia River to catch as walleye and northern pike.

Explore Castlegar In a Day With These 3 Different Itineraries


The reason Castlegar is the heart of the Kootenays is because there's something for everyone to do here. In this article we look at a possible daily itineraries for your family, and share the contact details for various outdoor guides.

An Expert On Why Castlegar Mountain Biking Is So Good


Dave Sutton was born and raised in Castlegar and is responsible for creating some of the most memorable and unique mountain bike trails in BC. This is why he thinks the city's trails are the best.

6 Of The Most Beautiful Waterfalls Near Castlegar


Whether you're keen to go for a hike to discover a beautiful waterfall tucked among the evergreens, or prefer to just pull over in the car and photograph one, there are a number all within easy driving distance of downtown. Here are our six favourites.

An Expert On Why Castlegar Snowmobiling Is So Good


The West Kootenay region of British Columbia is renowned for its vast snowmobiling opportunities and the city of Castlegar is no exception. This is why.

15 Best Dinner Restaurants in Castlegar


There are many excellent dining establishments in Castlegar, many of them family-owned and some that have been around for decades. These are our 14 favourites.

Take a Kootenay Road Trip To Local Breweries and Win!


We've joined forces with BC Ale Trail to showcase the best craft breweries in the West Kootenays and to reward you for checking them out.

Where To Toboggan With Your Family in Castlegar


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

Meet Castlegar Photographer Dan Salekin


Photographer Dan Salekin was born and raised in Castlegar and loves capturing the natural landscapes of the region.

10 Reasons Why Winter Doesn’t Suck in Castlegar


Here are 10 reasons why winter doesn't suck in Castlegar, from the mild winter weather to all the fun outdoor recreation.