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.

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.

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.

The Best Winter Fishing Spots In Castlegar


Not only is Castlegar a world-class destination when it comes to freshwater angling, it also offers opportunities to cast every month of the year. Here are the best winter fishing spots in Castlegar.

Family Fun: Spot These Birds in Castlegar This Winter


Can you and your family spot these 28 species of birds in Castlegar this winter?

Places OPEN this Winter in Castlegar


As British Columbia moves into Phase 3 pandemic measures, here are the places in Castlegar that are open and ready to welcome you.

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.

This is Why Castlegar Has the Best Cross-Country Skiing in the Kootenays


Whether you prefer skate skiing for fitness, or relaxed nordic skiing through untouched snow, Castlegar has the best cross-country skiing in the Kootenays.

The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Castlegar


Castlegar is well known for its coffee chains such as Tim Hortons and Starbucks, but did you know there are also boutique cafés offering coffee made with locally roasted beans? These are our favourites.

Castlegar is at the Center of the West Kootenay Ski Scene


Castlegar is equidistant from three ski hills, two of which were awarded best downhill resorts in North America. Situated in British Columbia’s beautiful Columbia Valley, Castlegar is an easy 40-minute drive from Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson and the Salmo Skil Hill.