Getting To Revelstoke

Getting To Revelstoke

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Where is Revelstoke Canada?

The town of Revelstoke is located in southeastern British Columbia, just off the Trans Canada Highway, 641km east of Vancouver (7 hour drive) and 413km west of Calgary (4.75 hour drive). Revelstoke is a key part of the Powder Highway.

The mountains surrounding Revelstoke Canada are an epicenter of heli skiing and cat skiing. To the east and southeast of Revelstoke are the Selkirk Mountains (known for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing). To the west of Revelstoke is Eagle Pass (known for Eagle Pass Heli Skiing), which heads through to the Monashee Mountains (home to Mustang Powder cat skiing).

The base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort is located on Camozzi Rd, 6km southeast of downtown Revelstoke BC.

Flying to Revelstoke BC

The Revelstoke airport is just for private planes and charters. The most common gateway is Kelowna Airport (YLW), which is 199km drive (2 hours) southwest of Revelstoke BC. Kelowna Airport has direct service from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Seattle and Los Angeles (United).

The Kamloops Airport (YKA) is 226km (2.5 hour drive) west of Revelstoke. This regional airport has daily flights to and from Vancouver and Calgary.

From the airport it’s possible to get a shuttle and do without a car once in Revelstoke. However having a rental car will provide a lot more flexibility.

Kelowna to Revelstoke Airport Shuttles

Transfers from the airport at Kelowna to Revelstoke can be organised through Revelstoke Connection. There are multiple morning, afternoon and evening transfers from Kelowna to Revelstoke, and Revelstoke to Kelowna.

Alternatively Exclusive Mountain Transfers offer private transfers to Revelstoke from Kelowna, Kamloops, Calgary airport or even Vancouver/airport or Whistler.

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Bus to Revelstoke

Greyhound Bus provides transport to Revelstoke from Vancouver, Calgary, and Kelowna.

Driving to Revelstoke Canada

The drive to Revelstoke BC from the east (from Calgary or Kicking Horse near Golden) comes via the spectacular Rogers Pass. This incredibly avalanche prone road passes in and out of tunnels and is subject to closure, so you may need to build some flexibility into your itinerary. This stretch of road is notoriously dangerous, and the many trucks on the road make it feel more intimidating. As you drive towards Revelstoke, don’t forget to turn your watch back one hour.

The drive in from the west (if coming from Kelowna or Silver Star) is pretty easy through the scenic Okanagan Valley. This road can also sometimes close, so it’s advisable to check road conditions at Drive BC.

The drive from the south (from Nelson or for those cat skiing at Great Northern Snowcat Skiing or cat skiing near Meadow Creek) is also very picturesque and it involves an Upper Arrow Lakes ferry trip.

To get to Revelstoke Mountain Resort from Revelstoke town, head southeast on 4th street and cross the railway tracks. Further along 4th street cross the bridge where 4th street becomes Airport Way. Turn left onto Nichol Rd and then turn right onto Camozzi Rd, which leads to the base of the ski resort. Alternatively just plug the address (2950 Camozzi Rd Revelstoke) into the GPS!

For overnight guests there’s underground parking at Sutton Place Hotel. For day trippers there’s lots of free outdoor parking that’s only a short walk to the gondola.

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Shuttles between Revelstoke Ski Resort & Town

Revelstoke ski resort is on the outskirts of town, but it’s not walking distance. If you don’t have your own wheels there are very inexpensive shuttle buses that run between various key points in town and the ski resort including the Stoke Hotel, Ramada Inn, and Sandman/Best Western. The Everything Revelstoke shuttle runs very regularly between 6am and midnight.

For those staying at Sutton Place at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, you’ll undoubtedly want to head into town some nights to go out for dinner or drinks. If you don’t want to use the bus or have a rental car, you can catch a taxi.

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Other Ski Resorts and Skiing Nearby

Driving distances from Revelstoke Mountain Resort to other ski resorts:
Revelstoke is home to a number of heli skiing companies such as Eagle Pass Heli Skiing. The Revelstoke heli skiing companies can provide transport from Revelstoke to the staging area.

Great Canadian Heli Skiing is 92km to the east of Revelstoke and offers multi-day trips (2-plus days).

Great Northern Snowcat Skiing has single day cat skiing trips that include transport from Revelstoke, as well as multi-day trips staying at the lodge in Trout Lake (87km by road southeast of Revelstoke, plus the ferry ride).

Another Revelstoke cat skiing company that runs multi-day trips is Mustang Powder. The Mustang Powder meeting spot is near Craigellachie on the Trans-Canada Highway, 44km west of Revelstoke.

Chatter Creek cat skiing leaves from Donald heliport, which is 125km northeast of Revelstoke. K3 Cat Skiing is also close to Revelstoke.