Getting Here

Since RED Mountain 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 into Spokane »Fly into Kelowna »Other airport options »Road Conditions »Important information »

All Covid-19 border/travel measures removed for 22/23 winter! See the details »

Fly into Spokane

Spokane airport is serviced by:

Getting to RED from Spokane Airport

RED Mountain Resort is 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 Peterson Border Crossing accessed via HWY 25 north of Northport, WA.

Download driving directions to RED from Spokane »

Kootenay Gateway Shuttle

Need to get from Spokane to Rossland? Kootenay Gateway's Spokane to Rossland/Nelson service runs Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday throughout the season (December 17, 2022 - March 25, 2023).

Rossland to Nelson Service also available.

Want to rent a car?

For travelers requiring a rental vehicle in Canada, we are happy to provide you with exclusive savings with Budget Rent-A-Car. 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 800-268-8900.

Fly into Kelowna

Kootenay Gateway Shuttle

Need to get from Kelowna to Rossland? New for 22/23 winter, the Kootenay Gateway Shuttle will be making trips Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the season (December 23, 2022 - March 25, 2023).

Want to rent a car?

The following rental car providers are available at the Kelowna Airport:

* For travelers requiring a rental vehicle in Canada, we are happy to provide you with exclusive savings with Budget Rent-A-Car. 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 800-268-8900.

Other Airport Options

Fly into castlegar:

Fly with Air Canada Express to Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport connecting via Vancouver, BC or Calgary, AB. There are several flights daily. Castlegar is a 35 minute drive to RED with car rentals and airport shuttle available. It is also our best airport for private aircraft.

PLEASE NOTE that this airport often experiences unfavourable conditions (i.e. poor visibility) for safe landings and Air Canada often delays or cancels flights.

Driving directions from Castlegar - 35 min »

Fly into Trail via Vancouver:

From Vancouver’s YVR South Terminal only, fly to Trail Regional Airport with Pacific Coastal Airlines, a very reliable airline with several flights daily. This requires a separate ticket.

Driving directions from Trail - 20 min »

Fly into Calgary or Vancouver:

Fly to Calgary or Vancouver and drive 7 to 7.5 hours to RED enjoying some of the best scenery on the planet! This option also allows you to visit many sights along the way.

Driving directions from Calgary - 7.5 hrs »

Driving directions from Vancouver - 7 hrs »

Fly into Cranbrook:

Fly to Cranbrook, BC   Canadian Rockies International Airport with Air Canada via Calgary, AB and Vancouver, BC.  Cranbrook is a 3.5 hour drive to RED crossing the highest mountain pass in Canada, the Salmo-Creston Kootenay Pass.

Directions Cranbrook to RED - 3.5 hours »

Want to Rent a car?

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 and Penticton, BC. 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 http://www.budget.com or call 1-888-368-7368. Please check BC road conditions here: http://www.drivebc.ca/

AIRPORT SHUTTLE WITH KOOTENAY GATEWAY

Book a shuttle from the Trail, Castlegar, Kelowna, and Cranbrook airports with Kootenay Gateway. Shuttles run on a booking basis so please reserve in advance.

Road Conditions

Current Road Conditions

Road conditions can be found at drivebc's website at http://www.drivebc.ca

Road Cams

Rossland ~1000m
Hwy 3B at Hwy 22 (Rossland Weigh Scale) looking southeast on Hwy 22.

Christina Lake 446m
East side of Christina Lake at East Lake Drive, looking northwest on Hwy 3.

Kootenay Pass 1775m
Salmo Creston Highway Summit, looking east.

Castlegar 443m
Hwy 3 at 14th Ave. in Castlegar, looking east.

Salmo 680m
Hwy 3 at Hwy 6, looking west on Hwy 3.

Important information

For further details on specific airports, visit:

Spokane, WA: http://spokaneairports.net/
Kelowna, BC: http://www.kelowna.ca/cm/page68.aspx/
Castlegar, BC: http://www.wkrairport.ca/
Trail, BC: http://www.trailairport.ca/
Cranbrook, BC: https://flyyxc.com/
Calgary, AB: http://yyc.com/
Vancouver, BC: http://www.yvr.ca

Important Note For American Visitors:

Due 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

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

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.