The Johnson’s Landing Retreat Center is located at the base of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park and the Fry Creek trail head and overlooks Kootenay Lake.
Once you get an understanding of the general route, (type in Kalso in the directions) and that we an hour from Kaslo it would be good to print this PDF for more explicit directions. Once you cross the Duncan Dam bridge and head south you are on a gravel road with little guidance for the next half hour. After ten minutes you will pass the turnoff to Argenta on the left and shortly after that the Bulmers subdivisionon on the right. Once you do a few switchbacks to cross the creeks you will see the mail and know that you are almost there.
Driving time to the Retreat Center:
- From Kaslo: 1 hour
- From Nelson: 2 hours
- From Castlegar: 2.5 hours
- From Spokane, Washington: 6 hours
- From Calgary, Alberta: 9.5 hours
- From Vancouver: 10.5 hours
Some Transportation Options
The airport in Castlegar, B.C. has flights from Calgary, Vancouver and smaller surrounding cities. Contact Air Canada 1 (888) 247-2262
Available from Castlegar, Nelson or Kaslo to the Retreat Center. For one price our mini-van can transport up to five people: from Castlegar – $120; from Nelson – $100; from Kaslo – $50.
To assure mini-van availability, please book well in advance of your arrival. Toll Free 1 877 366-4402
Car rentals are available in Castlegar and Nelson
For added adventure small plane service is available from Nelson to the Kaslo airstrip. Three people can fly for a very reasonable price.
Call Tony 250-505-6711
Greyhound Buses travel from most Canadian cities to Nelson, B.C. every day. 1 (800) 661-8747
Queen City Shuttle between Castlegar and Nelson connects with all flights. (250) 352-9829
There is a mini bus every Thursday that leaves Argenta in the morning travels to Nelson and returns again in the evening. We deliver and pick up people from the bus stop. You can call the Central Kootenay Transit for details 1-877-843-2877.
Sometimes we can connect you with a guest travelling from your area, if you give us advance notice.