Castlegar and West Kootenay Area Activities

Marc taught Mirja how to use the stand-up jetski and now he never gets a chance to ride.

Your natural choice for sporting, cultural and adventure activities.

So many things to do! For summer fun, Windborne B&B is close to world-class golfing, biking, bird and wildlife watching, and rock climbing. Pristine lakes and rivers offer a variety of water sports such as boating, fishing and swimming. In the winter months, enjoy alpine and nordic skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and ice-fishing. Finish up with a warm beverage and a relaxing conversation.

Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers, Windborne Bed and Breakfast is at the epicentre of exceptional year-round activities.

Things to do at Windborne B&B

Relax at our beach across the road

Have a massage-jet shower or soak in the huge jet tub

Read, watch TV or Netflix

Enjoy a romantic or indulgent get-away

Stroll the acreage of Marc’s lush gardens

Have drinks on your private deck, or on the common areas

View Mirja Vahala’s original landscape paintings

Arts and Culture

Castlegar Sculpture Walk is an annual, rotating exhibition of outdoor sculptural art located in downtown Castlegar, BC. Known as The Sculpture Capital of Canada™, Castlegar attracts people from around the world to visit and view the sculptures.

The Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Sciences, located in Castlegar, is a public art gallery that serves the entire West Kootenay Region with a variety of exhibitions and public programming for all ages.

The Doukhobor Discovery Centre is home to ten historical buildings on ten acres of land with more than 1600 donated artifacts, audio/visual galleries and interactive displays that illustrate, demonstrate and celebrate the culture and heritage of the Doukhobors.

summer activities

Fishing, golfing, water sports (boating, kayaking, swimming, waterskiing and tubing), caving, hot springs, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.

Championship Golf Courses nearby: Castlegar Golf ClubLittle Bear Golf ClubGranite Pointe Golf Club,  Champion Lakes Golf Course.

More Great Golf Courses: Over 10 more golf courses of varying levels within a 30 minute to 2 hour drive.

Hot Springs Circle Route: includes Ainsworth Hot Springs, Halcyon and Nakusp Hot Springs.

Sources: Castlegar Friends of Parks and TrailsAll Trails and The City of Castlegar Recreation

winter activities

Alpine skiing, nordic cross-country, snowshoeing,  snowmobiling at nearby Norns Creek and winter hiking.

Alpine Ski Resorts nearby: Whitewater Ski Resort and Red Mountain, Nordic Ski Trails nearby: Castlegar Nordic Club

Snowmobiling nearby: Castlegar Snowmobile Association and

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