Tour Planning

How To Get Here

Here is some information to help you with your tour planning at Ice Creek Lodge.

Our office is in the little lake town of Slocan, BC. Slocan is 50-minute drive north of Nelson. We meet at our office early morning prior to your trip departure.

Nelson, BC, is a 3 ½-hour drive north of Spokane Washington, is a 4 ½ drive southeast of Kelowna, BC, a 3-hour drive southwest of Cranbrook, BC,  a 7-hour drive southwest of Calgary, Alberta, and an 8-hour drive northeast of Vancouver, BC.  *All drive times are contingent on weather conditions.

We recommend flying to Spokane, Kelowna, or Cranbrook and taking a shuttle or renting a car. Car rentals can be limited so be sure to pre-book a 4WD and request winter tires! Due to weather cancellations during the winter months, we don’t advise flying into Castlegar.

Where To Stay

We highly recommend staying with us at The Col Guesthouse in Slocan the night before your trip start date (provided it is not included in your tour). If you are looking for other options, the Hume Hotel in Nelson is a great choice.

Places To Eat

Nelson has a plethora of incredible restaurants to choose from. One of our favorites is the Cantina Del Centro. 

Gear Rentals

Nelson has some fantastic local shops where you will find any gear you need for your trip.

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