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. The Innovation Lab is…


The 7 Best Beaches In Castlegar

Summer is a magical time in Castlegar when the air temperature is warm but the water is cool. It's the perfect season to bury your toes in the sand while watching the kids frolic on the shore and luckily the city has many areas to do just that. In fact, Castlegar has some of the highest numbers of…


18 Reasons Why Millennium Park Is The Best Urban Park In The Kootenays

Central Park in New York City is the most renowned urban park in the world. It came about as part of a public landscape design competition in 1857 and today the 341-hectare green space in the middle of the world’s ninth largest city, boasts a zoo, carousel, running paths, and even a castle. But it…


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. The West Kootenay Ladies Shooting Group (WKLSG) was formed in 2020 by local businesswoman Amber Berukoff to provide safe handling and shooting instruction in a…


Where To Find The Best Beer in Castlegar and the West Kootenay

There's a very good reason why Castlegar, and the West Kootenay region in general, is a hot bed for cold beer. After all, the area is famous for its outdoor activities and what better way to celebrate a fun day of recreating than with a delicious craft beer? There have been many articles written by…


The Best Winter Fishing Spots In Castlegar

Castlegar is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers and is surrounded by innumerable alpine ponds, streams, and the 232-kilometre Arrow Lakes system. Therefore, it stands to reason the city is a popular fishing destination. So much so, we've showcased multiple articles about…


Family Fun: Spot These Birds in Castlegar This Winter

Last Spring we wrote an article about the “Best Birdwatching Spots in Castlegar” and it was so popular, we’re revisiting the topic. This time, we’re listing the most interesting species to look for in Castlegar during the winter months. As we mentioned in our previous article, birdwatching has seen…


Places OPEN this Winter in Castlegar

British Colombians have been asked to stay close to home this winter season. When travel restrictions are lifted, please remember these important factors for being a smart traveler: Stay home if you aren't feeling well. Wear a Mask in all indoor spaces or when distancing isn't possible. Practice…


10 Reasons Why Winter Doesn't Suck in Castlegar

Castlegar offers lots of fun outdoor winter recreation, from snowmobiling to the best cross-country skiing in the Kootenays, and the weather is mild enough that you'll actually want to get outside to do them. Here is a list of everything there is to do and after reading it, we're sure you'll agree…


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

Cross-country skiing, also known as nordic skiing or x-country skiing, is becoming one of the more popular sports in Canada. This is because it's relatively inexpensive to get into (gear is less than half the cost of downhill skiing), it's a great way to get outside and enjoy wide open spaces…


The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Castlegar

Every Sunday morning during the summer months, a group of road cyclists ride from Nelson to Castlegar. One would assume they're doing the 100-kilometre round trip because they're interested in the exercise and the beautiful views of the Kootenay River, but that is only partly true. Really they're…


5 Ways To Enjoy A Fun Halloween in Castlegar This Year

Halloween is one of the most fun annual events for both children and parents. There are costumes, candy, house decorations and, unlike Christmas or Easter, there's "tricking" to go along with the treats. Halloween 2020 will be a bit different this year given public health measures. The British…