“There’s doing it, then there’s doing it. Your first love... that last rollercoaster ride. Add to your life’s highlight reel by borrowing a bit of our spirit of people and place. Castlegar is hub-central for exploring life’s tickle trunk of outdoor activity in the West Kootenays. Be an action hero. Be a cultural sponge. Life’s an adventure. Start a new one in Castlegar, B.C.”
So says our tourism ad, which celebrates both our geography and the laid back friendliness of our people. In Castlegar the mountains meet and the rivers converge. We are naturally beautiful, complete with fruit trees, grape vines that substitute as hedge rows, hot summers, snowy warm winters, and rugged outdoor to refined City experiences. From river parks to cultural history on display in everything from events to our international Sculpture Walk, Castlegar has much to enjoy in its own right. Outside the City the West Kootenays is a rather spiffy place to keep busy entertaining yourself. Downhill skiing, ‘affordable awe’ in regional championship golf courses, mountain hiking and biking on serene to extreme, rivers to fish, pristine lakes to boat or stare at ripples…..we could go on.