Kootenay Pass Weather Cams
Highway 3 Salmo Creston Highway Summit – Looking to the east
This mountain pass on Highway 3 is in the Selkirk Mountains BC. The Kootenay Pass is one of the highest highway-served passes in Canada (5823 feet) that is open year-round.
Kootenay Pass, known locally as “the Salmo–Creston” is a mountain pass in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It is used by the Crowsnest Highway to transverse the Selkirks, connecting the communities of Salmo and Creston.
When Kootenay Pass is closed, travellers coming from the east must drive north from Creston to the Kootenay Lake Ferry at Kootenay Bay, then from Balfour through Nelson to Castlegar to get back on Highway 3A. When the pass is closed, ferry waits are often long.