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By road: In the north, the TransCanada Highway #1 follows the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway through four of Canada's pristine National Parks, connecting Calgary with Vancouver and the coast.
A less travelled southern route, Highway #3, serves travellers from southern Alberta, the southern Okanagan Valley and Vancouver.
Seven Port of entry on the Canada/U.S. border facilitate access from Spokane, Washington; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Kalispell, Montana and points south.
Border Crossings: At the Canadian/U.S. border, be sure to carry your passport or equivalent. For information and updates, vist Travel.state.gov or cbsa.gc.ca or call: 1-800-461-9999.
Road Conditions: Visit DriveBC.ca for real time info or call 1-800-550-4997.
Ferry Crossings: Year-round and a free service. DriveBC.ca
By air: Major international gateway cities provide easy air access to the main commercial airports in the region: Canadian Rockies International Airport (Cranbrook/Kimberley), West Kootenay Airport (Castlegar) and Trail Airport.
Integra Air offer scheduled flights to/from Cranbrook and Calgary.
Pacific Coastal Airlines offer scheduled flight service to and from Vancouver into Cranbrook and Trail and flight service from Kelowna to Cranbrook.
Air Canada offers flights to/from Vancouver & Calgary to Cranbrook and to/from Vancouver to Castlegar.