Everything You Need To Know About Water Levels and Paddling Safety in Castlegar

Castlegar, and the West Kootenay region in general, isn't your typical place when it comes to water levels and safety. In fact, the height of our local rivers can change hourly and so it's important to know some basic information before you get on the water. In a recent post by local paddling and…


Castlegar to host Invasive Species Fishout Derby July 22-31

This summer Castlegar will host the Invasive Species Fishout Derby on the Columbia River. The intent is to catch as many walleye (Regional Guidelines) and northern pike as possible because both species were introduced to the waters here and are detrimental to the native species of trout, Kokanee,…


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…


This is Why Castlegar Has the Best Cross-Country Skiing in the Kootenays

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 because of its ease of entry and the low-cost of equipment. Not to mention we enjoy four months or…


Everything You Need To Know About Nordic Skiing In Castlegar

Everything You Need To Know About Nordic Skiing In Castlegar 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),…


Where To Toboggan With Your Family in Castlegar

Where To Toboggan With Your Family In Castlegar There's nothing more Canadian than bundling up the kids, piling them onto a wooden toboggan and whooshing down a snowy slope. These days there are plenty of other devices with which to hoon down hills, from steerable GT Snoracers and Crazy Carpets to…


New App Features A Walking Tour of Historic Castlegar

Historic and present-day Castlegar is now featured on a futuristic app that showcases specific sites around Canada and what they used to look like last century. The On This Spot app, is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and its mission is to "take people on guided walking tours through…


Mountain Culture Group Spotlights Castlegar Bouldering

The Mountain Culture Group website has featured the Castlegar bouldering scene in an article titled "Why The West Kootenay Bouldering Scene Is Blowing Up." The Q&A-style story interviews Allen Rollin who recently released the West Kootenay Bouldering guidebook, which can be purchased at the…


Where To See Wildlife In The Fall in Castlegar

Autumn is a special time in Castlegar: the deciduous trees and the Larch turn every shade of yellow, red and orange, the air is pleasantly cool but the sun still shines bright, and it’s the best season to spot all manner of wildlife in and around the city. “The Fall is such a great time for…


The 8 Best Disc Golf Courses In And Around Castlegar

Once the leisure activity of hippies and frat boys, disc golf has become a bona fide sport across the globe and Castlegar is one of the best places in British Columbia to enjoy it. There are no less than 8 areas to play in the city as well as within a 30-minute drive and they range from manicured…


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…