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.

Borscht Cook-Off Returns This Month

We're excited to announce the Doukhobor Discovery Centre will once again be hosting its Borscht Cook-off on October 14, 2022.

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.

Enjoy a Fish and Sip Adventure with an Expert Guide on the Columbia River

Book a Fish and Sip fishing charter for you and a friend between June 1 to July 31 and receive a free pack of Tailout Brewing beer.

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.

Experts Agree: Rock Climbing in Castlegar is Tops

Why is Castlegar the perfect place for rock climbing in British Columbia? These experts explain. 

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.