There are some beautiful BC highway routes for getting around and for taking day trips.
If you are flying into the Okanagan you will most likely be arriving at the Kelowna International Airport. If you drive here, the Okanagan is surrounded by coastal mountains to the west, and the Monashee and Rocky Mountains to the east.
So, there’s plenty of scenery to enjoy along the way whether you take the northern route to BC through Banff National Park, Glacier National Park, the Rogers Pass and Revelstoke or whether you drive the southern route through the Crowsnest Pass to Osoyoos BC, or even if you travel from the west through Manning Park or the Coquihalla highway.
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Travel routes leading to the Okanagan from any direction is extremely beautiful – hope you don’t get sidetracked!
The Okanagan Valley is surrounded by British Columbia coastal mountain ranges to the west, and the Monashee and Rocky Mountains to the east. And although most people coming by ground drive, you can also travel by Greyhound Bus to nearly any city or town in the interior BC. In summer, highways here a very busy. Winter driving in the mountains can be treacherous and you’ll want to be sure you’re well equipped for winter road conditions, especially if you’re heading to any of the Okanagan ski resorts.
The Kelowna international Airport (YLW) is the largest airport in the Okanagan and provides national and international flights daily. Several airlines fly in and out of the Kelowna International Airport, which serves all the communities within the Okanagan Valley.
Penticton Regional Airport (YYF) is serviced by Air Canada Jazz and WestJet Encore. You can catch a bus or a shuttle, or rent a car from Penticton to Kelowna or Vernon.