Welcome to Cranbrook to Rossland
Creston, 123km west of Cranbrook, is known for its many orchards and as the home of Columbia Brewing Co's Kokanee True Ale. Hwy 3A heads north from here for a scenic 80km to the free Kootenay Lake Ferry, which connects to Nelson. This is a fun and scenic journey.
Some 85km west of Creston, Salmo is notable mostly as the junction with Hwy 6, which runs north for a bland 40km to Nelson. The Crowsnest Hwy splits 10km to the west. Hwy 3 bumps north through Castlegar, notable for the closest large airport to Nelson and a very large pulp mill. Hwy 3B dips down through the cute cafe-filled town of Fruitvale and industrial Trail.