Day Trip – Silverton & New Denver

Take a day trip from Nelson through the Slocan Valley and experience the stunning beauty and history of this pocket of the West Kootenays. The towns of Silverton and New Denver are 95 and 100 km north/west of Nelson, (follow Hwy 3A west then turn north on Hwy 6); a spectacular drive down a winding […]

Day Trip – Kaslo

Get ready for a day trip you will never forget when you drive North from Nelson along Highways 3A and 31 to Kaslo, BC. Kaslo lies upon the west shore of Kootenay Lake and sits between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. This charming town features Victorian architecture with modern day amenities including Vimy Park with […]

Day Trip – Creston

Creston is an hour and a half drive east of Nelson on Highway 3A. This is a beautiful drive along the shores of Kootenay Lake including a 45 minute ferry ride that brings you to the fertile valley of Creston. Alternately you can head south from Nelson on Highways 6 then 3 driving over the […]

Day Trip – Crawford Bay / East Shore

The East Shore of Kootenay Lake is a 35 Km drive East of Nelson along the shore of Kootenay Lake then a 45 minute ferry ride that takes you across the lake on a ride that affords 360 degrees of breathtaking views. The road down the East Shore (Highway 3A) is the top motorcycling road […]

Day Trip – Christina Lake

Christina Lake is 114 Km west from Nelson on Hwy 3. By car, it is a stunning hour and a half drive through the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. Alternately you can travel West from Castlegar to Christina Lake on the Columbia and Western Rail Trail which can be hiked, biked, skied and traversed by […]

Slocan Valley Rail Trail

Trail name: Slocan Valley Rail Trail
Location: Slocan Junction to Slocan City
Driving directions: From Nelson drive West on Hyw 3A to the Slocan Junction. Turn right on Hyw 6 and drive approx. 5 km to Pass Creek Road. Turn left on Pass Creek Rd and the first point of entry for the trail is within 100 […]

Galena Trail

Trail name: Galena Trail
Location: Galena trail  runs from The Galena Trail runs from Rosebery to Three Forks can be accessed from three locations:

In Rosebery at the lake at the lake
From the top of the Sandon turnoff
Above New Denver at Denver Siding Road

Driving directions: Drive West from Nelson, towards Crescent Valley/Castlegar on Hwy 3A. At Crescent […]

Kokanne Creek Waterfalls

Trail name: Kokanee Creek Waterfall Trail
Location: Kokanee Creek Park
Driving directions: Head east from Nelson, driving over BOB (big orange bridge) on Hwy 3A for 19 Km. This is a lovely slow and curvy road and the drive will take about 20 minutes. You will see ample signage for Kokanee Creek Park. Take a right off […]

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