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…


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…


The Best Ways To Get Out And About in Castlegar

To truly get out and about, you have to immerse yourself in your surroundings. You have to step within to experience the about. Feel the spray from the waterfall on your skin. Walk into the forest and listen to leaves rustling in the breeze. Submerge yourself in a crystal clear pond. By stepping…


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…


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…


Castlegar White Sturgeon – Proof Dinosaurs Still Swim Among Us

Many anglers are impressed by the size of the fish they pull out of the waters near Castlegar. Take Denis Woodcox for example, who caught the largest Kokanee salmon in the world in Arrow Lakes. But there are even larger monsters lurking in the deep of the Columbia River that make Denis’s 12-pound…


The Best Fishing Holes In Castlegar

Castlegar is a world-class destination when it comes to freshwater angling. Whether your preference is fly fishing for trout in mountain streams, jigging for walleye in rivers or casting for lake lunkers, there's something for every angler who lives in or visits Castlegar. Take Graham Cloutier for…


Castlegar Generating Stations Are Dam Interesting

There is a lot of natural beauty to be seen in and around Castlegar, British Columbia, but there are many man-made marvels as well. And one of them is the Hugh Keenleyside Dam. Located on the mighty Columbia River, 10 kilometres upstream from downtown, the Hugh Keenleyside Dam is 171 feet (52m)…