Arriving by Air

Big White Mountain is easily accessible from Kelowna's International Airport (YLW). The airport is serviced by a host of domestic and international carriers with more than 65 daily flights on 9 airlines.

There are many ground transportation options from YLW to make the convenient drive of around 1 hour to the mountain. Options include Shuttle Services, Taxi and Limousine, and Car Rental. Big White Ski Resort offers a Shuttle Service from YLW to Big White during the winter months, see BigWhite.com for further details, there is also a regular bus service from various location in and around Kelowna, again, see BigWhite.com for further details. Once you have chosen your method of ground transportation, follow the Driving instructions below to reach the mountain.

 

Driving

Directions

Summer

BEWARE OF WILDLIFE! The beautiful drive from Kelowna to Big White Mountain takes you through approximately 50km of open countryside, there can be wildlife on this route at any time of year, but especially in summer. You could encounter any or all of the following:

  • Deer (especially at dusk)
  • Cows
  • Moose
  • Porcupine
  • Rabbits
  • Marmots

Note: All of the above should have right-of-way unless it puts yourself or other road users in danger.

Winter

Big White Road, between Highway 33 and Big White (a road you cannot avoid), is designated a Winter Tire & Chain-up Route by the Province of British Columbia. Therefore, between October 1st and March 31st each year, your vehicle MUST be equipped with tires marked with the Mud & Snow (M+S) logo, or the 3-peak Mountain and Snowflake symbol.

DO NOT think that un-marked all-season tires will be ok. Conditions can be severe and can change quickly.

DO NOT put yourself, other road users and the emergency services in danger by attempting the journey with a poorly equipped vehicle.

Traffic and Road Conditions

At any time of year, consult DriveBC.ca for the very latest driving conditions.