Getting here

Nakusp and Arrow Lakes are situated in the West Kootenays (see Google Map) in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

By Car

Approximate travel times to Nakusp are shown below. Allow time for weather conditions, and, where applicable, ferry schedules (see below).

  • Calgary: 6 hours 30 mins
  • Vancouver: 7 hours 30 mins
  • Kelowna: 3 hours 45 mins
  • Revelstoke: 2 hours
  • Spokane, Washington (allow time for border crossing): 6 hours

Needles Ferry, photo Don WeixlFrom Vernon, Highway 6:

From Revelstoke, Highway 23:

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By Bus

Greyhound buses go to Revelstoke, Castlegar and Nelson (all approximately 2 hours from Nakusp), from which you would need to make additional travel plans to reach Nakusp.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is also a BC Transit bus that travels between Nelson and Nakusp (see schedule). BC Transit also operates other local services around Nakusp and Kaslo.

By Air

The nearest commercial airports are Castlegar Airport and Kelowna International Airport. Both have car rental services available.

Nakusp also has an air strip available, and there is a weather cam at the airport.