I will be travelling from Kelowna Airport to Revelstoke and back at the end of Feb next season. There will be me, my wife and my 3 year old daughter. I cant decide what the best option will be in terms of transportation - i.e. airport transfer or SUV hire.
First question - what is the drive like - are there any mountain passes to negotiate or is it an easy drive on good highways?
What will this route be like to drive if a storm hits?
Are hire vehicles in BC kitted out with winter tyres as standard?
I've driven quite a bit in the Alps and in the US Rockies so have some experience driving in the mountains in snow. However, I've also been caught out whereby I thought I was getting a 4x4 with winter tyres and in actual fact the vehicle had neither. It was "all wheel drive", which I understand is different from a 4x4 and handled very poorly in snow - I would not want to be in a situation where I have a car which is unsuitable with my daughter in tow.
Any info would be appreciated.