Transportation & Maps
Transportation options to Trail include car travel, public transportation, and air travel (to Trail Regional Airport, West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar, and Spokane International Airport).
While Trail is quite walk-friendly, it is best to have a vehicle for venturing out to nearby communities in the area. Car rentals are available in the city.
Access Trail from Vancouver (631km/392mi) and the West Coast via Highway 3, as far as Nancy Greene Lake, and then Highway 3B via Rossland. From Lethbridge, Alberta (533km/331mi) and points east, follow Highway 3 westbound, and pick up Highway 3B approximately 10km/6mi west of Salmo. From Castlegar (31km/19mi), follow Highway 22 south. From Spokane, WA (216km/134mi), drive Highway 395 to Kettle Falls, and then Highway 25 to the Canada/US border crossing at Patterson or Waneta.