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Getting Here

Nakusp is nestled on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake in the West Kootenay region of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.


  • Nakusp and Arrow Lakes Visitor Centre
  • nakusp@telus.net
  • 92 – 6th Avenue NW
  • T 250.265.4234
  • 1.800.909.8819

For the best visitor information in the area, contact the Nakusp and Arrow Lakes Visitor Centre here in Nakusp. Their staff are local residents who are passionate about Nakusp and extremely knowledgeable about transportation, accommodations, food – everything you want to know!

By Car

Approximate travel times to Nakusp are shown below. Allow time for weather conditions and, where applicable, ferry schedules (see below).

  • Calgary: 6 hours 30 mins
  • Vancouver: 7 hours 30 mins
  • Kelowna: 3 hours 45 mins
  • Revelstoke: 2 hours
  • Spokane, Washington (allow time for border crossing): 5 hours

From Vernon, Highway 6:

From Revelstoke, Highway 23:

Other useful links:

By Bus

On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is also a BC Transit bus that travels between Nelson and Nakusp (see schedule). BC Transit also operates other local services around Nakusp and Kaslo.

By Air

The nearest commercial airports are Castlegar Airport and Kelowna International Airport. Both have car rental services available.

The Village of Nakusp maintains a registered aerodrome located on Airport Road. The 3000′ (914m) paved landing strip is located just north of town (access via Hot Springs Road).

Thank you to Nakusp and Arrow Lakes Visitor Centre for all of the information above.