Calgary to Revelstoke - How to Get There in Comfort

by ampmlimo, on May 1, 2021 9:12:00 PM

Does your dream ski vacation include tons of powder and extreme elevation? If so, then Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the place you need to be! You just have to get there – and that can be a challenge.

Revelstoke boasts the most vertical elevation in North America at 5,620 feet (1713 m). Additionally, an average of 34 feet (10.3 m) of powder snow per year makes this the must-do skiing and snowboarding experience. This Rocky Mountain town is for winter enthusiasts from across the globe.

Here’s what winter visitors can expect to enjoy when visiting Revelstoke:

  • 3,121 acres of varied skiing terrain, including bowls, glades and groomers 
  • Gorgeous natural landscapes
  • Lift, cat, or heli-skiing
  • Guided tours
  • Paragliding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Dogsledding
  • Gear rentals
  • Fine dining
  • Event spaces for weddings & private functions

Want to learn more about the many winter and summer activities available at this bucket list destination? Then visit the Revelstoke Mountain Resort website.

Top of the Stoke Chair at Revelstoke – Photo credit: Robert Tadlock on Flickr Creative Coomons

 Top of the Stoke Chair at Revelstoke – Photo credit: Robert Tadlock on Flickr Creative Coomons

Calgary to Revelstoke – The best way to travel in winter

Does your trip to Revelstoke Mountain Resort begin with flying to Calgary International Airport? If so, you’ll have a good distance to travel to Revelstoke. The nearly 5-hour drive is lengthy, and you may encounter snags because winter weather often forces road closures in the area.

Your best (and safest) bet is a private hired transportation service who provides professional drivers. Pros who know the region will know how to safely navigate hazardous road conditions.

Why standard shuttle services are not ideal

  1. These services often have a high driver turnover rate. Furthermore, they generally aren’t as stringent with their driver requirements. This includes thorough background checks or clean driving records. Do you really want to compromise the safety of your party to save a few bucks?

Private transportation providers are more deeply invested in their business. As a result, they ensure that chauffeurs have passed the most rigid driving requirements and background checks.

  1. Shuttle services take longer and make more stops. This means time taken from your precious vacation time to pick up/drop off strangers. Not to mention that you probably don’t want to share your riding space.

Private service ensures non-stop travel in privacy. Only those passengers you actually invited along for the ride will join you.

  1. Shuttles operate on a set schedule; not necessarily YOUR schedule.If you want to take this type of transportation, be prepared to wait until THEY are ready to arrive. Additionally, what if your flight is delayed due to rough weather conditions? In that case, you may end up waiting awhile at the airport for your shuttle.

Private service will operate according to your schedule, and any provider worth their salt will allow for flight delays, promptly arriving to pick you up once your flight finally arrives.

Calgary to Revelstoke Mountain Resort transportation option 

AM PM Limo has provided expert drivers and safe transportation for hundreds of Alberta travelers since 2010. Our professional chauffeurs are highly trained for navigating the region’s roadways. This is to say even the harshest of weather conditions.

Our mission is to ensure that you reach your destination on time and in comfort. And most importantly, safe and sound.

Here’s what AM PM provides with your reservation for transportation to & from Revelstoke:

  • An unforgettable world-class transportation
  • First-rate accommodations for large groups & ski equipment
  • We will wait and meet you if your flight is delayed
  • Short-notice bookings as needed
  • Courtesy airport meet & greet for arrivals
  • We can accommodate late arrivals / early departures according to your flight schedule. (Most car rental companies close after midnight. This means you’re stuck waiting overnight if your flight arrives too late.)
  • Flexible reservation updates in case of inclement weather
  • Expert drivers with impeccable safety records and extensive background checks

Rates for transportation to Revelstoke

AM PM offers very competitive rates for transportation between Revelstoke Mountain Resort & YYC Calgary International Airport:


4 passenger car transportation from Calgary to Revelstoke

Cadillac XTS Sedan 

Chauffeured luxury vehicle suited for smaller groups of 2-4 passengers.


6 passenger suv transportation from Calgary to Revelstoke

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Spacious yet elegant, and great for tours & excursions. Ideal for groups of 4-6 passengers.


10-13 passenger shuttle van transportation from Calgary to Revelstoke

Chevrolet Mini-Bus Shuttle

Spacious interior, luggage space and ease of boarding/exiting the vehicle. This is the ideal transportation for 10-13 passengers.


24 passenger shuttle bus transportation from Calgary to Revelstoke

GMC 5500 Shuttle Bus

Ample space for up to 24 passengers to ride in comfort, with extra luggage room at the rear and in overhead bins.


16 passenger limousine transportation from Calgary to Revelstoke

Dodge Ram Truck Stretch Limousine

The first of its kind in Alberta! A Dodge Ram pick-up stretched to limousine proportions. Additionally, the half-ton rear-end is enclosed for storage space. The roomy vehicle interior comfortably accommodates up to 16 passengers.


party bus transportation from Calgary to Revelstoke

Party Bus

The ultimate mode of transportation for groups of 18-30 passengers. Custom lighting effects, state-of-the-art sound system.  Not to mention plenty of room for moving around in the interior. This ride is as extraordinary as the destination!




How to Book Travel to Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Our reservation specialists are standing by around the clock to answer your questions or assist with your reservation. Simply call us 24/7 at 403.475.5555. We’ll help you secure the perfect transportation option for your amazing winter adventure!

Where can you stay in Revelstoke? 

If you’re planning to ski or snowboard everyday, then chances are you’ll want to stay on the mountain. The Sutton Place Hotel is an excellent choice for a condominium style experience. It’s also the only true ski in-ski out accommodation – and it comes with a heated swimming pool. 

However, if you want to mix it up and stay in town then you’ll find some excellent options. For a boutique hotel experience, stay at the Explorers Society Hotel in a restored 1911 building. Enjoy a rooftop lounge and excellent dining. 

Located outside of downtown Revelstoke, just a 15-minute shuttle ride from Revelstoke Mountain Resort is the newest Revelstoke property - Basecamp Resort Revelstoke, a boutique hotel overlooking the Columbia River.

Where can you get a good meal in Revelstoke? 

Revelstoke is home to numerous excellent restaurants. 

The Woolsey Creek Bistro serves exceptional food with a focus on BC. It is a real treat to eat here.

The 112 Restaurant & Lounge in the downtown is the go to place for steak, seafood and live music.

If its breakfast, brunch, or lunch you’re after, head to the Main Street Café. It’s a much-loved institution in Revelstoke with plenty of favorites and delicious espresso drinks. 

If you’re heading back to Calgary, pick up a delicious sandwich like a chicken and brie sandwich from Mountain Meals. Their baked treats are also excellent.

 Salmon meal at Woolsey Creek Bistro in Revelstoke

What can you do in Revelstoke in winter? 

Apart from skiing and boarding at the local resort, there is the option to go heli skiing and cat skiing. There are both single day and multi-day options with local companies.

The Revelstoke area is also famous for snowmobiling. Sign up with one of the local adventure companies for a tour – no matter what your skill level or rent a snowmobile while you’re visiting. Be prepared to have a lot of fun. 

Fat biking is also a growing trend in winter in Revelstoke. Rent fat bikes and hit the trails or go on a tour with a local guide like Wandering Wheels.

Try Nordic skiing. Buy tickets at the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club and then head out on 30 km of groomed trails on the Mount Macpherson trail system.

Go dogsledding – whether you’re with your family or significant other. The dog’s enthusiasm is contagious so you’re sure to have fun.

Snowshoeing is also popular. Beginner and intermediate level snowshoers can explore the trails around either Mount Revelstoke Resort or the Illecillewaet Greenbelt. Other options include the trail to Begbie Falls and one of the loop trails like the Soren Sorenson Loop in Mount Revelstoke National Park.

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