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The village of Nakusp is located in the Arrow Lakes valley, and is characterized by incredible beauty, no matter what direction you are coming from. The adventure is in getting here, so be prepared for mountain vistas, deep clear waters, and remarkable forests. Be sure to allow extra time for weather conditions, ferry schedules, and border crossings where applicable.

Driving is the best way to get here besides walking, hands down. Our valley is untouched and full of Kootenay character. Why not make your trip one of many stops on the “Hot Springs Highway” – the loop of 8 hot springs in the area?

FROM NELSON 2 hours 24 mins

FROM KELOWNA 3 hours 45 mins*


FROM CALGARY 6 hours 30 mins*

*There are two ferries across Arrow Lake, one at the south end for traffic coming from Vernon, Kelowna, and Vancouver, and one at the north end for those coming from Calgary, Kamloops, and Revelstoke. Both rides are short, free, and relaxing!

Highway 6 Traffic (Vernon, Kelowna, Vancouver):
Highway 23 Traffic (Kamloops, Revelstoke, Calgary):

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.

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.

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