Castlegar Mountain Bike Trail Voted Best In The World

One of the most popular mountain bike websites in the world has rated a Castlegar trail as the best on the planet. In a story that ran on the last day of December 2023, PinkBike listed the top 10 rated mountain bike trails around the globe, as reviewed by users of Trailforks, the de facto map and…


Explore Castlegar In a Day With These 3 Different Itineraries

The reason Castlegar is the heart of the Kootenays is because there's something for everyone to do here. Whether you love outdoor activities, dining, or exploring the art scene, our little city in the valley offers everything to make your heart sing. In this article we look at a number of possible…


Explore Winter In Castlegar With These 3 Daily Itineraries

Winter definitely doesn't suck in Castlegar. With its mild temperatures, pristine mountain views and plethora of activities, our little city in the valley is the perfect snowy destination. Here you'll find all kinds of outdoor fun from skiing and skating to tobogganing and snowmobiling as well as…


Castlegar's New Confluence Building

Mountain Culture Group, the digital property of Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, has featured The Confluence building that is being constructed in Castlegar for completion next year. The article, called "Meet the Newest and Most Exciting Building in Castlegar", discusses the role of Cover…


Castlegar Featured on Paddle BC

A new website called Paddle BC launched this month and featured Castlegar as a perfect paddling destination. A collaboration between paddling associations and cross-sector organizations, Paddle BC promotes the province of British Columbia as a world-class place for paddlers that offers some of the…


Out There Outdoors Magazine Showcases Castlegar in the Autumn

Out There Outdoors magazine has featured Castlegar in its article "Visit Canada's Arrow Lakes Region This Fall." The magazine, based in Spokane, Washington and distributed across the Pacific Northwest Region, played up the world-class mountain biking and fishing around Castlegar, as well as the…


New Podcast Features Castlegar's Doukhobor Community

New Podcast Features Castlegar's Doukhobor Community A new podcast called The Headwaters: Stories from the Source has dedicated an entire episode to Castlegar's Doukhobor community and included interviews with such local luminaries as JJ Verigin, Chris Kalesnikoff, and Linda Wilkinson from the Mir…


Doukhobor Museum To Host Live Action Escape-Room Style Theatre Group

It’s part escape room, part live theatre, and part history lesson. On June 7 and 10, a new kind of interactive experience is descending on the Doukhobor Discovery Centre in Castlegar. The event is free and open to all ages and attendees can expect to work with their group and the actors to try and…


Castlegar to Host 2022 Fly Fishing Film Fest This Month

Castlegar to Host 2022 Fly Fishing Film Fest This Month The International Fly Fishing Film Festival returns to Castlegar this year with both in-personal and virtual offerings. On March 26 the live show will be held at the Castle Theatre, 185 Columbia Ave., and will feature nine short and…


Impact Magazine Showcases Castlegar Nordic Skiing

Impact magazine has featured the best cross-country skiing spots in the Kootenay region of British Columbia and have included the trails in Castlegar.  Called "Hit the Road and the Nordic Ski Trails on a Winter Visit to the Kootenays," the article appeared on the publication's website and describes…


Castlegar's Destination Development Survey

Attention Castlegar residents: Destination Castlegar would like to invite you to take part in a 5-minute anonymous survey for a chance to win $500 towards local businesses in town!


8 Ideas For Date Night In Castlegar

With its many restaurants, movie theatres, parks, hikes and scenic viewpoints, Castlegar is an excellent city for date night (and date days). You can stroll along a beach or go for a wintery snowshoe followed by aprés drinks at a craft brewery and then finish the date with a delicious dinner or an…