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…


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…


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

There is one song that is the preeminent anthem for patio culture in Canada: Kim Mitchell's "Patio Lanterns." The chorus speaks to those perfect moments when we Northerners can sit outside without worrying about snow, rain and mosquitos; when we can sip beverages, eat good food, and laugh with our…


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, at the centre of it all

A year has past and we now have a beautiful video that showcases Castlegar at the centre of it all. A place where families come for a visit and move in for the community. A spot that adventure seekers discover and stay for the lifestyle. A destination that professional find opportunity. Castlegar,…


Largest Kokanee on Earth Caught in Castlegar

Castlegar is renowned for its freshwater fish but no one could have foreseen the giant that local angler Denis Woodcox pulled out of Arrow Lake. In fact, it took recent DNA testing to prove he had indeed caught a world record. It was an exceptionally hot day in August 2015 when Denis and his…