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…


11 Reasons To Move To Castlegar Right Now

One of the most popular news aggregate sites in North America, MSN, has included Castlegar in a recent article that listed "20 Canadian towns with a low cost of living and high paying jobs." The Real Estate section of the site hand-picked Castlegar because "the monthly rent for a one-bedroom…


Lion's Head Pub One of the Eight Best in BC

The Lion’s Head Smoke and Brew Pub has just been listed as one of the eight best pubs in the province of British Columbia. Located a five-minute drive from downtown Castlegar in the community of Robson, the Lion’s Head is no stranger to media attention, having been featured by various publications…


A Haunted Destination - Halloween in Castlegar

Although Castlegar is considered a newer community by Kootenay standards, having been incorporated in 1966, it still has enough history to scare you around the campfire at night! For Halloween this year there isn't just pumpkin patches and candy apples here in the city; with its rich history, the…


Celebrate Endless Summer With These Family-Friendly Castlegar Activities

Castlegar is the perfect place for families. What with all the festivals, parks, excellent schools and heaps of outdoor recreation opportunities from swimming in lakes and paddling to skiing and snowmobiling, the little city in the valley is great for kids and their adults. We’ve listed fun things…


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Destination Camps

Here in Castlegar  BC we work hard and play hard. That is why when it come to Summer Camps we do it the best. At the beginning of July every year Castlegar hosts three unique and specialized Youth Camps Fiddlers, Golf and Kayak Academy Camp all run from July 8-12. These are back by popular demand…


Visit Castlegar – The Little City In The Valley

Castlegar is a special place. Located in the valley where the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers meet, this is fertile ground for all things fun. There is a thriving artistic scene here, which makes sense given that this is the “Sculpture Capital of Canada.” There is a unique cultural heritage thanks to…


Allure Of The Mountains

Picture the outdoorsy B.C. lifestyle with no traffic, a growing tech industry, affordable living… According to a recent article in the most issue of Invest In BC, Katly Holloway comments on the wave of millennial's and gen-Xers are finding the Kootenays an attractive place for families and…


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Commercial hub for the West Kootenay region

While affordability, natural beauty and outdoor recreation (boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding and more) are some of the draws for people seeking quality of life to this city of 14,000, so are business opportunities. Economic development in Castlegar is taking off. Forestry,…


What Will Castlegar Be Like In 2045?

Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine, the award-winning publication based in the West Kootenays, has just featured Castlegar in a story that offers a fictional account of what the city might look like in 2045. The article, entitled "Castlegar 2045 – A Fictional Tale of Art & Fish Cannons" was…


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,…


Why is Castlegar the Sculpture Capital of Canada?

Joy Barrett has had a long career in arts administration. She’s worked at the world-famous Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, at the Calgary Centre of Performing Arts, and as the cultural ambassador for Nelson, British Columbia. Today, she has one of the most important jobs in Castlegar:…