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.
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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)
Via Highway 3, the Hope Princeton Highway connects to Highway 97 North to Kelowna (471 km 283 miles)
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.
Via Highway 395: connect to Highway 3 West and Highway 33 (408 km 245 miles)
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)