Nelson has plenty of hotel, motel, hostel, and B&B choices. Have a good night’s sleep and wake up surrounded by mountains! Step out into a heritage town you’ll want to pack up and take home with you.
Nelson is a popular tourist destination in summer: booking early is highly recommended.
For information on where to go and what to do while you’re in the neighbourhood, check here.
Fly, bus, or car–Nelson is delightfully out of the way, yet entirely accessible.
The closest airport to Nelson is West Kootenay Regional Airport in Castlegar. Air Canada flights from Vancouver or Calgary land a few times each day. From here you can rent a vehicle or take the Queen city shuttle to Nelson a mere 41 kms away.
Silver City Stagelines makes regular trips from Kelowna to Nelson. Unfortunately, Greyhound is no longer.
All roads lead to Nelson! (or at least, we think so). And along the way, stunning views. For detailed directions, check Google maps (link at right). Some driving distances:
Spokane, WA to Nelson: 155 miles / 249 kms
Calgary, AB to Nelson: 384 miles / 618 kms
Vancouver, BC to Nelson: 410 miles / 660 kms
Kelowna, BC to Nelson: 214 miles / 346 kms
Kamloops, BC to Nelson: 284 miles / 458 kms
Prince George, BC to Nelson: 610 miles / 983 kms