Nelson is an eclectic, mountain town known for its colourful characters, outstanding food and unique small town vibe. We recommend coming here at least the day before your tour starts to check out the local scene and warm up your legs at Whitewater Resort.
Our lodge is accessible only by snowcat. All guests meet at our office in Meadow Creek at 4pm on arrival days. From there you will be shuttled to the lodge in 2 groups of 12 at approx. 4:30 and 5pm along with your luggage.
On the morning of your departure, the first snowcat leaves the lodge at 7am, followed closely by the 2nd. Do not expect to be on the road to your next destination until 8:30am. When booking your flights, please allow for the timing on our end. Due to our remote location and the logistics involved, transportation outside our regular schedule may not be possible and will be subject to a surcharge.
Best way to get here from within Canada:
Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in Cranbrook via Calgary or Vancouver – More reliable alternative to Castlegar with more flight options and carriers. Drive time to Nelson is 3 hours, or 4.5hrs directly to Meadow Creek. Plan to arrive by noon (MST – please note there is a 1 hour time change). And book your departing flight after 3pm (MST).
Kelowna International Airport (YLW) – plan your flight to arrive prior to 10am on the day your tour starts. For your departure, book your flight anytime after 3pm your last day.
• Travel time from Nelson to our office in Meadow Creek is approximately 90 minutes. We offer shuttle service to and from Nelson. Call our office at 1-800-799-3499 for pricing.
From the United States:
US guests typically travel via Spokane WA and drive from there. Click here for drive time and directions…..
Spokane International Airport (GEG) WA – In order to arrive at our office by 4pm, please book your flight to arrive by 10am on the day your tour starts. On departure days, we advise booking your flight after 3:00pm to allow for drive time and border crossing.