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Kootenay Lake Aviation

Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake at the Nelson Airport, Kootenay Lake Aviation is open all year for aviation needs. They offer sightseeing tours, flight training and air charters.

Join them on a tour and enjoy the breathtaking landscape.  Their high wing aircraft are perfect to enjoy the spectacular views from above.

Fly high above the jagged granite peaks, glaciers and azure alpine lakes of Valhalla and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Parks, above Kootenay Lake or suggest a scenic tour of your own. The views will take your breath away.

Interested in learning to fly?  Start with an introductory flight and go ‘hands on’ to see what flying is all about.  They offer private and commercial pilot training.

Need to get somewhere?  Fly on your own schedule to destinations throughout BC and Alberta. They offer private charter flights with a three passenger aircraft.

Nelson and Kootenay Lake offers paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and numerous other water activities. The excitement continues into the mountains for hiking, biking, climbing, you name it, even golfing with gorgeous views from the scenic Granite Pointe Golf Club.

Once the snow hits, Nelson’s renowned Whitewater Ski Resort, one of the best powder mountains on the continent, becomes a central hub for locals and tourists alike. Heli and cat-skiing reach out in all directions to take advantage of the world-famous powder and mountain faces, and while cross-country skiing replaces the biking, fishing and sailing continue on Kootenay Lake.

The arts community continues to thrive throughout the winter presenting an overwhelming amount of music, theatre and movies at its many facilities: the meticulously restored Capitol Theatre, and Civic Theatre, and newly created Shambhala Music and Performance Hall and Oxygen Art Centre.

The Nelson Airport’s runway is 3,100 feet, on the waterfront and within walking distance of the downtown heritage city of Nelson.

Contact Information

91 Lakeside Drive


V1L 6B9


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