Transportation & Maps
Visitors have a variety of options for getting to Nelson and around town.
Having a vehicle facilitates access to scenic driving routes, as well as the surrounding mountains and valleys for hiking and other recreational activities and things to do. Car rentals are available from the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar and in Nelson.
The closest airports to Nelson are the West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar and Trail Regional Airport. Castlegar is 40 minutes away, while Trail is a just over an hour away.