Driving to Kelowna

Enjoy the drive.

The Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) has reopened to regular vehicle traffic between Hope and Merritt. Temporary repairs to the Coquihalla are in place to the damaged sections, this means travel-pattern changes and reduced speed limits, with the trip between Hope and Merritt taking about 30 minutes longer than normal. In addition, this is a high-mountain route that can experience adverse weather and rapidly changing conditions that could require closure with minimal notice.

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Highway 1 BC/AB Border: If you are driving along Highway 1 between BC and Alberta, please review the Highway 1 closure and open times here:

Take a look at the weather for this week.

From Vancouver, BC

Hwy 1 East to Hope. Follow either Hwy 5 or Hwy 3 to Kelowna. Via Highway 5, the Coquihalla Highway connects to Highway 97C - the Okanagan Connector - and then on to Highway 97 North to Kelowna. (395 km 237 miles)

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Via Highway 3, the Hope Princeton Highway connects to Highway 97 North to Kelowna (471 km 283 miles)

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From Northern BC

Via Hwy 97 South & the Coquihalla Connector: South on Hwy 97 to Kamloops; then take Hwy 5 south to Merrit and connect at Highway 97C - the Coquihalla Connector to Kelowna.

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From Calgary

Via Highway 1: Connect to Highway 97 (609 km 378 miles)

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From Edmonton

Via Highway 2: Connect to Highway 1 and Highway 97 (894 km 555 miles)

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