Since RED is located very close to the US border (just under 9 miles north), there are several options available for air access through Canada and the USA.

Fly within the United States and cross the border

fly-mapMost Americans and International travelers find the quickest and most cost-efficient method of travel is to fly into the Spokane, WA international airport, rent a car or book our daily shuttle and drive north to RED Mountain Resort, Rossland, BC.

Approximately a 2.5 hour drive from the Spokane Airport, the drive is scenic, straight-forward and hassle-free.  No traffic, no mountain passes to cross on a very well maintained route with a 24-hour border crossing at Port of Entry Frontier in Oroville WA / Paterson, BC accessed via HWY 25 north of Northport, WA. Spokane International Airport is serviced by Alaska AirlinesAllegiant AirDelta AirlinesFrontierSouthwest AirlinesUnited/United Express, and US Airways.

Fly Within or To Canada

Canadians are now allowed to flying into Spokane, WA, rent a car and drive back into Canada, thanks to the recent change in our federal laws.   As a result, we highly recommend that Canadians from all areas except Vancouver, fly to Spokane International Airport, then rent a car or book our daily shuttle and drive north to RED Mountain Resort, Rossland, BC. It’s the most reliable and most cost-efficient option for long-haul air travel.

Approximately a 2.5 hour drive from the Spokane Airport, the drive is scenic, straight-forward and hassle-free.  No traffic, no mountain passes to cross on a very well maintained route with a 24-hour border crossing at Port of Entry Frontier in Oroville WA / Paterson, BC accessed via HWY 25 north of Northport, WA. Spokane International Airport is serviced by Alaska AirlinesAllegiant AirDelta AirlinesFrontierSouthwest AirlinesUnited/United Express, and US Airways.

Please check BC road conditions here: http://www.drivebc.ca/

For further details on specific airports, visit:

Airport Shuttle Service

Each airport offers shuttle services with rates based on the number of guests in your group.   Please visit the website of the airport destination you choose for shuttle contact info.

Spokane WA International Airport to Rossland shuttle bookings can be made here:  kootenayshuttle.com/spokane/

RED Mountain Resort is located 4 minutes north of the town of Rossland, BC, just 11 kilometres/6.8 miles north of the Canada/US border, on on HWY 3B.

Download driving directions from the Spokane Airport PDF »



Rentals & Driving Times

For travelers requiring a rental vehicle in Canada, we are happy to provide you with exclusive savings with Budget Rent-A-Car. Rent from Budget at any of these locations and save on your rental to visit RED: Vancouver, BC Calgary, AB Kelowna, BC Castlegar, BC Cranbrook, BC Penticton. Please call RED Reservations at 1-877-969-7669 to obtain a preferred rate BCD# booking code.

For vehicle info, reservations and rental assistance, please visit www.budget.com or call 1-888-368-7368

Driving Times to RED:

From Spokane, Washington – 2.5 hours
From Kelowna, British Columbia – 3.5 hours
From Vancouver, British Columbia – 7 hours
From Calgary, Alberta – 7.5 hours

Visitors to Canada

If you are a U.S. citizen, ensure you carry proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification.

For all modes of entry, we recommend you carry a valid passport for all travel abroad, including visits to Canada from the United States. A passport may be required by your airline or alternative transportation authority, as it is the only universally-accepted identification document.

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are members of the NEXUS or FAST programs may present their membership cards to the CBSA as proof of identity and as documents that denote citizenship, when arriving by land or marine modes only.

All visitors arriving from or transiting through the United States are encouraged to visit www.cbp.gov for information concerning the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, and the requirements to enter or return to the United States.

The Government of Canada requires that all travellers carry a valid passport because it is the only reliable and universally-accepted travel and identification document for the purpose of international travel.

International transportation companies such as airlines may require travellers to present a passport. Therefore, travellers may face delays or may not be allowed to board the aircraft or other mode of transportation, if they present other documents.

When you enter Canada, a border services officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa (if you are arriving from a country for which one is required). We remind all travellers you must carry proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification.

For more information, consult Visitors to Canada and Other Temporary Residents.



Important Note For American Visitors

icon_passportDue to new changes in border policy, called the WHTI, or the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, visitors from the United States should be aware that U.S. Customs no longer accepts oral declarations of citizenship. On-land and sea crossings require proof of citizenship. A passport is now required to cross the border back into the USA.

Read the latest: http://www.dhs.gov/crossing-us-borders
And also here: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/pub/bsf5082-eng.html

Have a DUI? Please reference this article for more details or phone 250-362-7341.