How To Get The Family Fishing In Castlegar

"I caught a fish!" Those four words, when uttered by a child, are usually done so at a decibel level reserved for such announcements as "I'm riding my bike!" and "I used the potty!" For parents, it's four-word statements like these that make it all worthwhile. Fishing is an incredibly popular…


Get Lost and Found On Castlegar's Golf Courses

There’s a certain freedom in being lost. It leads to new discoveries. A cherished place that you never knew existed, or something powerful within yourself that you didn’t know was there. But to find yourself… well, first you have to be lost. And to get lost we need room to move. Room to breathe.…


FishingBC Features Castlegar Angling

One of the most definitive websites about fishing in British Columbia has featured the angling opportunities in Castlegar. In a story that ran earlier this year, FishingBC detailed the incredible rainbow trout fishing opportunities in and near the small West Kootenay city. Called “The Heart of the…


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Everything You Need To Know About Snowmobiling in Castlegar

There's a reason snowmobiling is a one of the most popular winter activities in Castlegar: terrain. There are so many places to explore via snowmobile around the city and in the surrounding mountains that it would take a lifetime to see it all. And the fact the region gets about 12 metres (40 feet)…


Soar Magazine Features Castlegar's Art Scene

The inflight publication for Pacific Coastal Airlines has featured Castlegar in its latest issue. Called Soar, the bi-monthly magazine is distributed on all Pacific Coastal aircraft and in the October/November edition it details the art scene in the West Kootenay region, specifically in Castlegar…


PinkBike Features Castlegar Mountain Bike Trails

One of the most popular mountain bike websites in the world has featured the riding in Castlegar. In a story that ran this fall, PinkBike details the incredible Merry Creek trail system which skirts the city’s limits. Called “Exploring BC’s Lesser Known Riding Destinations on the Bikes & Beers…


Lion's Head Pub One of the Eight Best in BC

The Lion’s Head Smoke and Brew Pub has just been listed as one of the eight best pubs in the province of British Columbia. Located a five-minute drive from downtown Castlegar in the community of Robson, the Lion’s Head is no stranger to media attention, having been featured by various publications…


Canada's Best Rock Climber Calls Castlegar Festival The Best in the West

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returned to Castlegar September 21-22, 2019, and featured Canada's best rock climber Sonnie Trotter. This is the eighth year the Festival has been held at the Lion's Head Pub in Robson, which is only a few minutes away from the Castlegar's downtown core and it's…


Celebrate Endless Summer With These Family-Friendly Castlegar Activities

Castlegar is the perfect place for families. What with all the festivals, parks, excellent schools and heaps of outdoor recreation opportunities from swimming in lakes and paddling to skiing and snowmobiling, the little city in the valley is great for kids and their adults. We’ve listed fun things…


Meet Sarah Meunier, Castlegar's Queen of the Trails

The first time I met Sarah Meunier was two years ago and she immediately impressed me with her positivity and enthusiasm. Then she told me a hilarious story about a bikini she made from two problem martens at Chatter Creek Lodge, and I wanted her to be my best friend forever. The first time…


Visit Castlegar – The Little City In The Valley

Castlegar is a special place. Located in the valley where the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers meet, this is fertile ground for all things fun. There is a thriving artistic scene here, which makes sense given that this is the “Sculpture Capital of Canada.” There is a unique cultural heritage thanks to…


The Best Camping Spots In Castlegar

There are few areas in the world where you can tent camp in a remote site beside a lake and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature or park your RV on a cement pad and watch the river flow past. And all of it can be found within 10 minutes of a city’s downtown core. The West Kootenays are world-famous…