How to get Here

How to get Here

By Plane

Located only 6km from downtown Castlegar, the West Kootenay Regional Airport provides daily flights to and from Calgary and Vancouver. Other area airports include:  

By Car

Because of its convenient proximity to Highway 3A, a road trip to Castlegar is smooth and effortless. And with its location within the Selkirk Mountain Range, you'll enjoy spectacular panoramic views along the way.

If you need a vehicle, options include:

Kootenay Rideshare - Rideshare is a program that allows fellow road trippers the ability to find, and share, rides. You can arrange rides between towns anywhere in North America quickly and without hassle.

Budget Rent a Car - Located in the West Kootenay Regional Airport, Budget Rent a Car serves the Castlegar and surrounding area.

Due to its close proximity to the American border, there are three border crossings close to Castlegar: 

By Bus

BC Transit – West Kootenay - For local travel, Castlegar’s public transit system is supplied by West Kootenay Transit, which services Castlegar and surrounding area. View their website for maps, up-to-date schedules, route information and rider and fee information.

By Taxi 

There are two taxi services that serve Castlegar, Trail and surrounding area:

Castlegar Taxi - phone: 250-687-0133

Trail Taxi - phone: 250-921-6921

By Shuttle

Castlegar offers three airport shuttle companies that operate daily:

Queen City Shuttle - operates daily between Castlegar and Nelson, a 35-40 minute drive along the Kootenay River. On-line reservation is required for all bookings and additional shuttles and group charters also available

Mountain Shuttle - operates daily between Castlegar, Rossland, Trail, Kelowna and Cranbrook. Located in Rossland, they offer a variety of shuttle services along with tours, guiding and more.

SMT Kootenay Transportation & Tours - Operates daily between Castlegar and Kelowna.  On-line reservation is required.

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Castlegar City Hall,
460 Columbia Avenue
Castlegar, B.C.
V1N 1G7
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