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

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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 Port of Entry Frontier in Oroville WA / Paterson, BC accessed via HWY 25 north of Northport, WA.

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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 1-888-368-7368.

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Check out just how easy it is in under 2 minutes.

Spokane to RED Shuttle Service

Queen City Shuttle runs a daily shuttle to and from RED Mountain Resort and the Spokane Airport. Queen City Shuttle will pick you up outside of baggage claim 1,2 & 3 of Terminal A & B and will drop you off at RED Mountain Resort Lodging check in or Rossland Prestige Mountain Resort. Passengers must pre book this service 48 hours in advance and are responsible to be admissible to Canada (Valid passport, no criminal record etc.)

Queen City Shuttle Schedule

December 7, 2018 to April 7, 2019
Departing: Nelson Hume Hotel – 7:00am
Departing: Castlegar Sandmand Inn – 7:35am
Departing: Rossland Prestige Mountain Resort – 8:00am
Departing: Red Mountain Resort Lodging, Slalom Creek – 8:15am
Arriving: Spokane Airport – 11:30am (This will depend on the border crossing)
Departing: Spokane Airport – 2:30pm (from Alaska Terminal)
Arriving: Red Mountain Resort Lodging, Slalom Creek – 5:30pm
Arriving: Rossland Prestige Mountain Resort – 5:45pm

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Contact: Queen City Shuttle P. 250-352-9829
Web: kootenayshuttle.com Email: shuttle@kootenayshuttle.com

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.

Directions Castlegar to RED – 35 minutes

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.

Directions Trail to RED – 30 minutes

Fly into Kelowna

Fly to Kelowna, BC International Airport with Air Canada, WestJet, United or Alaska. Kelowna is approximately a 4 hour drive to RED. Check cheap flights to Kelowna here.

Directions Kelowna to RED – 3.5 hours

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.

Directions Calgary to RED – 7.5 hours
Directions Vancouver to RED – 7 hours

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

Airport shuttle for: Trail, Castlegar, Kelowna, and Cranbook Airports

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Other Important info

For further details on specific airports, visit:

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.