Going Trail Running in Castlegar? Here Are The Best Loops

There's no denying trail running is making huge strides in North America. A recent study by the US Sports and Fitness Industry Association reported that participation in the sport jumped from 13.2 million in 2022 to 14.8 million in 2023, a one-year increase of over 12 percent. When questioned about…


Why Castlegar Is An RV Dream Destination

In a recent article for the Explorer RV Club, writer Josephine Matyas describes the West Kootenay region as having "a superabundance of unspoiled beauty, scenic driving routes, excellent campgrounds, and more places to soak, fish, swim, hike and just relax than you could ever manage in one visit.…


Meet Castlegar Photographer Josh Fogal

Although he's only been doing photography professionally for three years, Josh Fogal already has his work being showcased in the Kootenay Gallery. Born and raised in Castlegar, Josh says he was always inspired by the local animals and scenery to pick up a camera and he finally did so when he got…


Bike Mag Features Riding in Castlegar

Bike magazine has featured the local riding in its article "The Long Weekend: Castlegar, British Columbia." The magazine, based in New York city and distributed around the world, showcased the fact Castlegar is making a name for itself in mountain bike circles. Written by Spokane, Washington local…


Meet Castlegar's Pygmy Goat Fishing Guide

The award-winning Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine has featured Castlegar in a story about Green Eggs and Ham. That's the name of the three-year-old Nigerian dwarf goat owned by Graham Cloutier of Chillbilly Sportfishing Charters. Green Eggs is also Canada's only mini goat fishing guide. The…


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…


Experts Agree: Rock Climbing in Castlegar is Tops

Why is Castlegar the perfect place for rock climbing in British Columbia? These experts explain. Jayme Moye knows a thing or two about good rock climbing areas. The adventure journalist joined forces with American rock climbing legend Hans Florine in the big wall mecca of Yosemite National Park as…


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…