KMC Magazine Features Castlegar Mountain Biking

The award-winning Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine has just featured Castlegar in a story that highlights the city's mountain biking and, specifically, the work done by local Dave Sutton and the Castlegar Mountain Bike Society. The article, entitled "He's Gotta Nice Build" describes all the work…


The Top Mountain Bike Trails in Castlegar

The West Kootenay region is no stranger to mountain biking. In fact, some would say this is where the sport really kicked into gear. Although born in California, mountain biking as we know it today had two main testing grounds in Canada: the North Shore of Vancouver and the West Kootenays. It was…


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4 Best Motorcycle Rides Around Castlegar

There’s nothing quite like the feel of hugging tight corners on two wheels while zooming through the terrain. And if that terrain just happens to be mountain passes threading past turquoise lakes, all the better! Castlegar is in the heart of some of the best motorcycle riding in British Columbia.…


The 3 Best Rock Climbing Routes in Castlegar

Outdoor rock climbing has already begun this year in Castlegar. Because of the many south-facing cliffs in the area, snow has melted in the lower elevations and people have been enjoying the sport since the beginning of March. That’s even earlier than the popular Skaha climbing destination in the…


Top 5 Things to do With Your Family in Castlegar in the Winter

There are so many fun things to do in Castlegar with the family during every season throughout the year. And winter is no exception. Here are the top five things to do with your family in Castlegar in the Winter. Tobogganing Tobogganing is definitely one of the top things to do with your family in…


Castlegar Has Built the Largest Bike Park in the Kootenays

The new Castlegar Bike Park has been four years in the making and Adam Pomery, who’s overseen the construction as a member of the Castlegar Parks and Trails Society, says it’s a work of art. As the co-owner of Cycology, Castlegar’s new bike store, Pomery knows a lot about bicycles and he believes…


Largest Kokanee on Earth Caught in Castlegar

Castlegar is renowned for its freshwater fish but no one could have foreseen the giant that local angler Denis Woodcox pulled out of Arrow Lake. In fact, it took recent DNA testing to prove he had indeed caught a world record. It was an exceptionally hot day in August 2015 when Denis and his…


Canada's Only Rock Climbing Pub

Ask most rock climbers and they’ll tell you there’s nothing better than a cold beer after a day of hanging out on the side of a cliff. Luckily for visitors to Castlegar they don’t have to venture far from the climbing routes at the area known as Pub Wall because a frosty pint is literally 20 metres…