Maps & Directions

Apex Mountain Resort is located in the central Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada and is easily accessed by both ground and air. The resort and region can be easily accessed by major highways and well-maintained, paved roadways. Shuttle Bus and Transfers routes are also available daily to-and-from Apex Resort.

Distances
DRIVING DISTANCES
From Vancouver, BC 405 km/ 240 miles east
From Penticton, BC 33 km / 21 miles west
Drive Times
DRIVING TIME
From Penticton Airport 35 minutes (Apex is the closest Interior Ski Resort to an airport)
From Westbank/West Kelowna 1 hour
From Kelowna airport 90 minutes
From Big White 2.5 hours
From Silver Star 2.25 hours
From Sun Peaks 3.5 hours
From Spokane 3.5 hours
From Vancouver 4.5 hours
From Seattle 6 hours
From Calgary 8 hours

Driving From

Drive time: 30 Minutes, 33 km

  • From the north or south of town, take the Channel Parkway
  • Turn on to Green Mountain Road, following signs to Apex Resort. This turn-off has a bridge crossing the channel, immediately followed by a SuperSave Gas station
  • Follow Green Mountain Road for approximately 22 km
  • Turn right at the intersection at Apex Guest Ranch and drive 11 km to arrive at Apex Mountain Resort

Note: Once on Green Mountain Road there will be very little signage and no street lights.

  • Plowing and sanding are done continually as weather conditions require and every effort is made to keep this paved road in very good condition
  • Chains are generally not required, but good winter snow tires are needed from October to April
  • For winter driving conditions, check with DriveBC for highway conditions

Drive time: 4.5 Hours. Scenic, mountain highway

  • Trans-Canada Highway #1 east to Hope. At interchange, take Highway #3 towards Princeton and Keremeos.
  • At Keremeos, turn left onto Highway #3A. From Bear’s Fruit Stand on Highway #3A
  • (left turn, you can’t miss it) Drive 11.5 km to the turn off to Green Mountain Road. There is a blue highway sign on your right. Move into the left lane to take the first left onto Green Mountain Road. (The turn-off can be hard to see in the dark.) Stay on Green Mountain Rd for 14 km until the intersection with Apex Mountain Rd (at the Apex Guest Ranch). Drive 11 km to the village entrance. Follow the signs to arrive at Apex Mountain Resort

Drive Time: 8 Hours, 710 km

  • Take Trans Canada Highway #1 West through Banff and Golden to Sicamous.
  • Turn left onto Highway #97 South, follow this highway through Vernon and Kelowna to Penticton.
  • As you approach Penticton, at the second set of lights, turn right onto the Channel Parkway By Pass.
  • At the second set of lights turn right onto Green Mountain Road towards Apex Mountain Resort. following the Apex signs. This turn off has a bridge crossing the chanel, immediately followed by a Super Save Gas station.
  • Follow Green Mountain Road for approximately 22 km.
  • Turn right at the intersection (Apex Guest Ranch) and drive another 11km to Apex.
Drive Time: 4-6 hours

  • Drive West on Highway #3 to Osoyoos.
  • Stay on Highway #97 North to Penticton.
  • As you approach Penticton, pass the airport on your left,
  • the next light, turn left onto the Channel Parkway By Pass.
  • At the first light, turn left onto Green Mountain Road following the Apex signs. This turn off has a bridge crossing the chanel, immediately followed by a Super Save Gas station.
  • Follow Green Mountain Road for approximately 22km.
  • Turn right at the intersection (Apex Guest Ranch) and drive another 11km to Apex.
Drive Time: 4 Hours, 380 km

  • Drive West to Highway #97. North to Oroville, cross border to Osoyoos.
  • Stay on Highway #97 North to Penticton.
  • As you approach Penticton, pass the airport on your left,
  • the next light, turn left onto the Channel Parkway By Pass.
  • At the first light, turn left onto Green Mountain Road following the Apex signs. This turn off has a bridge crossing the chanel, immediately followed by a Super Save Gas station.
  • Follow Green Mountain Road for approximately 22km.
  • Turn right at the intersection (Apex Guest Ranch) and drive another 11km to Apex.

Drive Time. 6 Hours, 505km

There are two route options, both the same drive time, approximately

Option 1:

  • Drive North on I-5 to Bellingham and exit on Highway 542. Drive northeast through Lynden to cross the border at Sumas.
  • Trans Canada Highway #1 East to Hope, at interchange, take Highway #3 towards Princeton and Keremeos.
  • At Keremeos, turn left onto Highway #3A. From Bear’s Fruit Stand on Highway #3A (you can’t miss it, on your left) drive 11.5 km to the turn off to Green Mountain Rd. There is a blue highway sign on your right at which point you will need to move into the left hand turning lane to take the first left onto Green Mountain Road. The turn off is hard to see in the dark. Stay on Green Mountain Rd for 14km until the intersection with Apex Mountain Rd (at the Apex Guest Ranch). Drive another 11km to the village entrance. Follow the signs toward the Village Centre.

Option 2:

  • Drive East to Highway #97. North to Oroville, cross border to Osoyoos.
  • Stay on Highway #97 North to Penticton. As you approach Penticton, pass the airport on your left, the next light, turn left onto the Channel Parkway By Pass. At the first light, turn left onto Green Mountain Road to Apex Mountain Resort. Drive 22 km, turn right onto Apex Mountain Road.
  • Turn right at the intersection (Apex Guest Ranch) and drive another 11km to Apex Mountain Resort.

Challenging Route for the Adventurous Driver with a Good 4-Wheel Drive or Suv Vehicle

Note: This route is not recommended during the winter season. IF you decide to take this route, It is recommended that you have a 4-Wheel Drive vehicle with winter tires.

On Highway #3 from Princeton, drive 38 km to Hedley (before Keremeos). Drive 2.7 km from bridge, turn left onto Hedley Nickel Plate Road, marked only with a very small sign on the side of the road. This road is a single lane, dirt, steep, winding road not for the faint of heart, but with spectacular views. Stay on the main road, past the mine building (being decommissioned). The road will start to widen, though is still gravel.

Pass by Nickel Plate Nordic Centre, the road will eventually turn into pavement. At this point keep going down about 1 km, stay right to drive down to Apex’s Village Centre.

Flying to the Region

  • Airport transfers and car rental packages provide several options for ground transportation between airports and the resort.
  • Flights into both Penticton and Kelowna are regularly available through several airlines including Pacific Coastal Airlines, Air Canada, West Jet and Horizon Air, through the gateway cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Seattle.
  • Connecting flights are available from any major centre in North America.
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