Driving to Kelowna is a refreshingly accessible and scenic outing. Add to that, well-maintained highways with 4 lanes most of the way and it's often a preferred choice.
*Notice: If you are driving along Highway 1 between BC and Alberta, please review the Highway 1 closure and open times here: kickinghorsecanyon.ca/construction/calendar/. Extended 24 hour Highway 1 closures are planned between September 20 - December 1, 2021.
For current road reports, check out drivebc.com
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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)
Via Highway 3, the Hope Princeton Highway connects to Highway 97 North to Kelowna (471 km 283 miles)
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.
Via Highway 1: Connect to Highway 97 (609 km 378 miles)
Via Highway 2: Connect to Highway 1 and Highway 97 (894 km 555 miles)