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…


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…


The 3 Best Family-Friendly Rock Climbing Areas in Castlegar

Castlegar has quickly become the best city in the Kootenay region of British Columbia for rock climbing. People have been climbing here since the 1950s but in the past two decades popularity in the sport has skyrocketed thanks in part to indoor gyms such as the one at Selkirk College, as well as…


BC Ale Trail Features Castlegar Beer and Mountain Biking

One of the definitive websites dedicated to beer in British Columbia has featured Castlegar. In a story that ran September 2, BC Ale Trail details the Tailout Brewery, the Lion's Head Pub and the mountain biking on the Merry Creek trail system, located just outside of city limits. Called "Castlegar…


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…