Transportation & Maps
Castlegar is conveniently located for car travel at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 22, and is a featured stop along two scenic driving routes through the region.
Other transportation options include flights to the West Kootenay Regional Airport and daily bus service from Vancouver and Calgary, Alberta.
Highway 3, the TransProvincial Highway, facilitates access to Castlegar from the west coast and Vancouver (621km/386mi), and from Calgary, Alberta (632km/393km) and points east. Highway 22 leads south to Trail (31km/19mi) and continues as Highway 22A to the US/Canada boundary at the Waneta crossing (48km/30mi). The most direct route from Spokane, Washington (238km/148mi) is via the Nelway border crossing, then north on Highway 6, and then westbound on Highway 3 through Salmo.