An Expert On Why Castlegar Mountain Biking Is So Good

Dave Sutton started mountain biking in Castlegar before most of the country even knew what the sport was. It was the early 1990s and although Californians had been riding hiking trails on their rigid-frame bicycles with knobby tires for about seven years, most bikers in Canada were still using them…


6 Of The Most Beautiful Waterfalls Near Castlegar

No other liquid landmark captures the imagination quite like a waterfall. Perhaps it's the sound, or the power, or the cascading water droplets reflecting sun spots. Or maybe it's the reminder that earth's lifeblood, our own lifeblood, is forever flowing. Whatever the reason, waterfalls are…


An Expert On Why Castlegar Snowmobiling Is So Good

Snowmobiling has come a long way since the first “motor toboggan” was patented in 1927. These days the machines’ light frames, powerful engines, and extended tracks can take you off the flat, groomed trails and into the deep powder of the mountainous backcountry. The Kootenays are renowned for…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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 more of snow here in the Great White North. Whether you're into a relaxed…


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…


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…