The Best Fishing Holes In Castlegar

Castlegar is a world-class destination when it comes to freshwater angling. Whether your preference is fly fishing for trout in mountain streams, jigging for walleye in rivers or casting for lake lunkers, there's something for every angler who lives in or visits Castlegar. Take Graham Cloutier for…


The Best Cross-Country Ski Loops On The Paulson Pass

Castlegar offers a lot of cross-country skiing opportunities and we’ve listed all of them in our article “Where To Nordic Skiing In Castlegar.” In this article, we’ll describe the best ski loops on the Paulson Pass, which can be found at the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club trails. This 45-kilometre-long…


Where to Nordic Ski in Castlegar

The Castlegar area enjoys snow from November until March and so nordic skiing is one of the most popular winter activities here. Whether you prefer fast skate skiing for fitness, or slower relaxed cross-country through untouched snow to see the sites, there is something for every nordic skier…


Where to Snowmobile in Castlegar

Snowmobiling (also known as sledding) is one of the most popular winter activities in Castlegar and there are two good reasons for it. Firstly, upwards of 12 metres (40 feet) of snow can fall in the mountains surrounding the city meaning at higher elevations the season is very long. People start…


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…


Kootenay Climbing Festival Returns To Castlegar

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns to Castlegar September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroth. This is the seventh year the Festival has been held at the Lion's Head Pub, the only restaurant and bar in North America with…


Area's 1st Outdoor Bouldering Competition Coming To Castlegar

The first ever outdoor bouldering competition in the Kootenays is happening in Castlegar on September 22, 2018. Called the "Battle of the Beach," the event is being hosted by the Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers and is part of the weekend-long Kootenay Climbing Festival, which has taken…


The Best Hiking Trails in Castlegar

Castlegar is a hiking mecca. Whether you prefer long strolls beside the river or high alpine treks, this area of the West Kootenays in British Columbia has it all. Part of the reason hiking is so good in Castlegar is because of the hard work done by such local non-profit organizations as the…


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,…


The Best Paddling Spots in Castlegar

Because Castlegar is located at the confluence of two major rivers, the Kootenay and the Columbia, there is no shortage of amazing paddling opportunities for water lovers. Plus there are three major lakes and innumerable smaller ones all nearby. Whether you like cruising flat water in a canoe or on…


Adventure Journal Features Castlegar Climbing

The Adventure Journal, one of the most popular online magazines in North America, has just featured Castlegar in a story that highlights the city's rock climbing and, specifically, the natural rock wall located behind the Lion's Head Smoke and Brew Pub. The article, entitled "This Climbing Crag is…


All You Need To Know For The Slocan River Float

Not only is the Slocan River float one of the most enjoyable adventures in the Kootenay region, it's one of the best in the entire province of British Columbia. Every summer thousands of people converge on the Slocan Valley with inflatable inner tubes and other floatation toys to float down the…