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.

It’s a Patio Party! Here are 14 of the Best Patios in Castlegar


Castlegar enjoys 220 days of sunshine annually, which is why there are so many excellent patios in the city. These are our favourites.

Castlegar to Host 2022 Fly Fishing Film Fest This Month


The International Fly Fishing Film Festival returns to Castlegar this year with both in-personal and virtual offerings on March 26.

Award-Winning Musician Shawn Hook Takes Us Home


Shawn Hook is an award-winning singer-songwriter from a long line of West Kootenay musicians. We caught up with him to find out what's new.

Walleye Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water


The late winter and early spring months are the perfect time to catch walleye in Castlegar. Here are our favourite walleye recipes to use after you've landed your lunkers.

Impact Magazine Showcases Castlegar Nordic Skiing


Impact magazine has featured the best cross-country skiing spots in the Kootenays and have included the trails in Castlegar. 

8 Ideas For Date Night In Castlegar


Whether your preference is a romantic, indoor activity or a fun outdoor one, here are 10 ideas for date night (and date day) in Castlegar.

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 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.