RE/MAX RHC Realty is based in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, ‘the heart of the Kootenays.’ Set on the shores of the mighty Kootenay Lake and cradled by the majestic Selkirk mountains, Nelson is rich in history, bursting with charm and bustling with activity. It’s a lifestyle community, urban, but still small town. Nelson is considered “the best small arts town in Canada.”
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DRIVING TIMES (approx.) Spokane 3.5 hrs * (International Airport) Edmonton 11-12 hrs * (International Airport) Coeur d’Alene 3 hrs Lethbridge 5 hrs Kalispell 5 hrs Vancouver 8 hrs * (International Airport) Calgary 8 hrs * (International Airport) Kelowna 4 hrs
When traveling to Nelson via Creston You may want to head north to Crawford Bay where you can take a free ride on the Osprey 2000. This ferry trip takes about 45 minutes, so add this to your driving time. Also in busy summer times you may have to wait an extra ferry sailing. Having said this there are beaches to walk, sometimes vendors at the parking area and drinks to purchase, plus it can be a relaxing break in your journey. The scenery is absolutely stupendous and this alone is worth making the trip! http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/passenger-travel/water-travel/inland-ferries
AIRPORT Cranbrook Airport offers international flights providing a new portal into the Kootenay region. Castlegar Airport is 30 minutes drive to Nelson and our closest commercial airport. Trail Airport offers service from Pacific Coastal Airlines.
ROAD SAFETY Watch for wildlife on our roads It is a pleasure to animals but not up close and personal with our vehicles. It is common to see herds of deer, elk or the odd bear on the roads, this becomes particularly more dangerous a after dark so please slow down and take your time. Please don’t feed the bears! http://www.drivebc.ca/
CONTACT Enjoy your trip and be sure to contact your home host, hotel, or RE/MAX RHC Realtor® so they know when to expect you!
CHARTER Daily service by bus & charter / private service by small aircraft to Nelson Airport are available.
LOCATION 663 km (412 miles) from Vancouver 628 km (390 miles) from Calgary 237 km (147 miles) from Spokane 55 km (34 miles) from U.S. border Scheduled domestic air service from Castlegar (30 minutes by road) daily.