Revelstoke sits in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. The resort is 256miles west of Calgary and 392miles east of Vancouver, so getting to Revelstoke is somewhat of a mission. However, if you have the time to enjoy the journey, then don’t let the distance stop you. You’ll be well rewarded once you reach your destination.
Flying to Revelstoke
The closest airport to Revelstoke is Kelowna, 123miles to the south and about a two-hour drive. There are regular direct flights to Kelowna airport from Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Seattle.
- Kelowna to Revelstoke 123miles, transfer time around 2hrs
- Calgary to Revelstoke 256miles, transfer time around 5hrs
- Vancouver to Revelstoke 392miles, transfer time around 6.5hrs
Airport transfers to Revelstoke
Getting an airport transfer to Revelstoke is easily done, with Revelstoke Connection offering a frequent shuttle service throughout the day. If you’re travelling to Revelstoke as part of a ski package deal, then your transfer will almost certainly be included in the service. There are also regular Greyhound bus services to Revelstoke from Kelowna, Calgary and Vancouver.
As well as this the resort run their own well-priced shuttle service to/from Calgary Airport. The service is available Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
Departing Revelstoke 7:00am (PST) – Arriving YYC 2:00pm (MST)
Departing YYC 2:15pm (MST) – Arriving Revelstoke 6:50pm (PST)
Driving to Revelstoke
If you’re interested in driving to Revelstoke then hiring a car is easy, and quite affordable if travelling as a group. Road trips are always an adventure and there is some impressive scenery to enjoy en route. Stay vigilant and beware of avalanches and oversized trucks along the way. You can check weather conditions at www.drivebc.ca as roads can be dangerous, and are frequently closed at short notice during the winter months.
Approaching by car from Kelowna Airport, it’s a fairly straightforward drive to Revelstoke through the lovely Okanagan Valley. If you’re driving from Calgary, or from Kicking Horse resort to the east, then you’re in for some spectacular scenery via the somewhat dicey Rogers Pass. The route twists and turns through the mountains via tunnels and avalanche-prone roads, but if you’re up for an adventure then this is the road trip for you.