Directions


Directions to Wing Creek

Wing Creek is located just 5 minutes north of Kaslo, British Columbia, 20 minutes from Ainsworth Hot Springs and just under an hour from Nelson, British Columbia. There are several scenic routes to get to us. Call us for details or use one of the detailed routes below.

From

  • Castlegar
  • Spokane
  • Vancouver
  • Kelowna
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton

Castlegar

  • Northeast on Hwy 3A via Nelson to Balfour
  • North on Hwy 31 from Balfour via Kaslo to Wing Creek (6 km/3 mi. north of Kaslo)

Spokane

  • Hwy 395 north to the Canada/US border (passport required)
  • East on Hwy 3 to Castlegar
  • Follow directions “From Castlegar”

Vancouver

  • East on Hwy 1 to Hope
  • East on Hwy 3 to Castlegar
  • Follow directions “From Castlegar”

Kelowna

  • North on Hwy 97 to Vernon
  • East on Hwy 6 to Nakusp & New Denver (via free Needles/Fauquier ferry)
  • East on Hwy 31A to Hwy 31
  • 6 km/3 mi. north of Kaslo on Hwy 31 to Wing Creek

Calgary

  • South on Hwy 2 or Hwy 22 to Hwy 3
  • West on Hwy 3 to Creston
  • North on Hwy 3A to free Kootenay Bay/Balfour ferry
  • North on Hwy 31 to Wing Creek via Kaslo (6 km/3 mi. north)

or

  • West on Hwy 1 via Banff to Revelstoke
  • South on Hwy 23 to Nakusp (via free Shelter Bay/Galena Bay ferry)
  • East on Hwy 6 to New Denver
  • East on Hwy 31A to Hwy 31
  • 6 km/3 mi. north of Kaslo on Hwy 31 to Wing Creek

or

  • West on Hwy 1 via Banff to Hwy 93
  • South on Hwy 93 to Radium Hot Springs
  • South on Hwy 95 to Cranbrook
  • West on Hwy 3 to Creston
  • North on Hwy 3A to free Kootenay Bay/Balfour ferry
  • North on Hwy 31 to Wing Creek via Kaslo (6 km/3 mi. north)

Edmonton

  • South on Hwy 2 to Calgary
  • Follow directions “From Calgary”

or

  • West on Hwy 16 to Jasper
  • South on Hwy 93 to Lake Louise
  • West on Hwy 1 via Golden to Revelstoke
  • South on Hwy 23 to Nakusp (via free Shelter Bay/Galena Bay ferry)
  • East on Hwy 6 to New Denver
  • East on Hwy 31A to Hwy 31
  • 6 km/3mi. north of Kaslo on Hwy 31 to Wing Creek

Air Travel

Local airport for small aircraft: Kaslo – 7 minutes
Closest regional airport: Castlegar – 1½ hrs
Closest Canadian international airports:
Cranbrook – 3½ hrs
Kelowna – 4 hrs

Closest US international airport:
Spokane – 4½ hrs
Helicopter flights: Direct to Wing Creek (contact us to make arrangements)

GPS Navigation

Be aware that GPS may not provide navigation via well travelled highways! Your GPS may route you via a gravel road or even a forestry road. If in doubt, call for directions — we love to help you find us!

Drive Times

Nelson – 55 minutes
Castlegar – 90 minutes
Calgary – 7½ hrs
Edmonton – 10 hrs
Kelowna – 4 hrs
Vancouver – 8½ hrs
Spokane, Washington – 4 hrs
Seattle, Washington – 8½ hrs

The Osprey 2000 - Free Kootenay Lake FerryFerry Schedules

You can reach us via three different free ferries. Schedules:

The Kootenay Lake ferry is the longest free ferry ride in the world!