Transportation & Maps
Visitors to the Kootenay Rockies arrive by land or air. Major highways feed in and out of the Kootenay Rockies in all directions and there are multiple cross-border access points for both the U.S. and Alberta.
Flying is a magnificent way to enter the region, as it gives you a bird's-eye view of the mountains, lakes and river valleys for which the Kootenay Rockies region is renowned. Cranbrook's Canadian Rockies International Airport offers scheduled commercial flights. Airports in Castlegar and Trail also service scheduled commercial flights.
The Kootenay Rockies' rugged beauty is easy to access by car thanks to a dependable highway system. When you encounter a lake or river along the highway that isn't bridged you can board a free ferry. Look for signs directing you to an Inland Ferries pick-up/drop-off site. Commercial bus services reach into almost every corner of the region.
The network of Visitor Centres in the Kootenay Rockies offer up-to-date maps and travel information.