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Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

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Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

hi,

we were planning to drive from calgary to kelowna on July 2nd via revelstoke. Because of the floods in sicamous we are worried about road access.

Can anyone advise if this is doable ? what are alternate routes? best resources?

How are things in kelowna?

Thanks, Tamania

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1. Re: Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

Check DriveBC.ca for updates but as of now it is pretty grim with rain still falling and more forecast.

If you want to get to Kelowna from Calgary your best alternative for the moment is to drop down to the Crowsnest (Hwy. 3) and take it across to Rock Creek or Osoyoos and head up to Kelowna from there.

Drive carefully.

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2. Re: Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

Thanks for your reply! but that route is like 12 hrs!!

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3. Re: Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

Yep. Or you could try the #1 and sit there or dodge down to Nakusp and spend hours in the ferry line up and incur a lot greater risk of highway closure.

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4. Re: Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

Redtrail would love some positive vibes right now! :) we plan to drive on July 2nd, so any idea if things will improve then?

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5. Re: Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

Forecast is for it to dry out on the 1st and be mostly sunny for the 2nd! So we're pullin' for you!

But the roads may still be iffy given the amount of damage that has been done. Here's the link to the official highway flood report: tranbc.ca/current-highway-flood-advisories/. I would still suggest the Hwy 3 route but keep an eye on things and you may be able to use Hwy 1 before then. Just take some emergency supplies and be patient.

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6. Re: Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

Thanks! you are awesome :)

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7. Re: Driving to kelowna from calgary (road conditions)

Thanks for this website: always handy!

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