Get off the beaten path and explore the best of Boundary Country on the Big White Boundary Road Trip. Venture through past and present in every season. Ski champagne powder, pan for gold, feel the adrenalin of downhill biking or hike the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail. Embrace the outdoors where adventure awaits.
Take the Big White Boundary road trip for an adventure through our past and present. Connect with Hwy 33 off Route 97 in Kelowna. Drive east to Big White Ski Resort in summer or winter. Spend the day here or stay overnight. There’s winter fun when the champagne powder snow falls, and in the summer, you can enjoy an event or ride the Bullet Chair for fantastic views of the alpine wildflowers and picture perfect natural surroundings. Feel the rush and excitement of downhill biking on the new lift-serviced bike park.
You can also access Big White from Boundary Country from the south via Hwy 33 from Rock Creek past the communities of Carmi and Beaverdell. From the main street in Beaverdell, there is direct access to hiking and biking trails along The Great Trail. Unplug for a while and camp beside the Kettle River.
Further south along Hwy 33 is Westbridge, near the bridge that crosses the West Kettle River. There’s ample camping available here, with one campsite located on a working ranch.
Just a few minutes down the highway from Westbridge is Rock Creek. The Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail, part of Canada’s iconic Great Trail, runs straight through Rock Creek. You can bike, hike, horseback ride, or cross-country ski along the trail. In warmer months, dip your pan in the river. You may discover gold!
From Rock Creek, it’s a short drive west to Osoyoos where you can connect with Route 97 and travel north to Kelowna. Or continue along Hwy 3 for a Similkameen Road Trip. Go east and connect with the Boundary Monashee Road Trip or cross the border to the Historic Highlands Road Trip in WA.
Need to Know:
|Loop distance:||350 km (218 mi)|
|Duration of drive:||2 – 3 days|
|Best time to drive:||Year round|
|Watch for:||Wildife: Eagles, Deer, Coyote, Mountain Goats, Bighorn Sheep|