Old Growth Forest Hikes Near Castlegar

There's something awe-inspiring about walking through an old growth forest. To be amongst trees that were around before settlers arrived in Canada is a humbling thing. And to be surrounded by living beings that are so large, yet so silent, is enchanting. Today, there are multiple pockets of old…


The 7 Best Beaches In Castlegar

Summer is a magical time in Castlegar when the air temperature is warm but the water is cool. It's the perfect season to bury your toes in the sand while watching the kids frolic on the shore and luckily the city has many areas to do just that. In fact, Castlegar has some of the highest numbers of…


Tips on paddling safely in the Castlegar area

There's no shortage of water to play on in Castlegar. Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers, and at the base of the 232-kilometre-long Arrow Lakes system, the city offers unlimited water recreation from fishing and swimming to skating and paddling. If you're partaking in the…


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…


Here's Why You Should Join The West Kootenay Ladies Shooting Group in Castlegar

There are only four registered not-for-profit women’s shooting clubs in the entire country and one of them is located in Castlegar. The West Kootenay Ladies Shooting Group (WKLSG) was formed in 2020 by local businesswoman Amber Berukoff to provide safe handling and shooting instruction in a…


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…


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…


Castlegar is at the Center of the West Kootenay Ski Scene

It’s not every city that can boast that it's located equidistant from three ski hills, two of which are ranked as the best downhill resorts in North America. But Castlegar can proudly exclaim it is truly at the centre of it all when it comes to world-class alpine skiing. Situated in 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…