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…


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…


Take a Kootenay Road Trip To Local Breweries and Win!

Castlegar and the rest of the West Kootenay region has joined forces to offer up a road trip that's sure to quench your thirst and your sense of adventure. With the help of BC Ale Trail as well as Tourism Rossland and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism we're showcasing the best craft breweries in the…


Sip And Stay Promotion in Castlegar

Castlegar has joined forces with the BC Ale Trail to offer a unique "Sip and Stay" package that includes accommodation in the heart of the city as well as gift certificates to the local craft brewery and the famous Lion's Head Pub. This is the perfect time to enjoy Castlegar because the "Sip and…


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 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…


14 of The Best Dinner Restaurants in Castlegar

Back in the day, when people wanted to dine out in Castlegar, their first thoughts might have turned towards such fast-food options as McDonald’s and Tim Hortons. And while those two do exist in the city, there are other establishments that have been making a name for themselves, many of which are…