Road trip Stops  Vancouver to Banff Drive

Road trip Stops  Vancouver to Banff Drive

Day 1 and 2: Vancouver

Arrive and explore Vancouver Downtown, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown

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Day 3: Squamish

Squamish is a town located further north of Vancouver. The views from the Sea to Sky Gondola with waterfalls and mountains make this drive to the city all worth it.

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Day 4: Whistler

Explore Whistler, Olympic Village, take the gondola to Blackcomb and soak in the goodness of the Scandinavian Spa

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Day 5: Kamloops

We recommend starting early from Whistler so that you can stop for lunch and break the drive. This way, you will be in Kamloops in the afternoon, check in, and explore a bit in the evening.

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Day 6 and 7: Jasper

Stay in Jasper town and visit the Patricia and Pyramid Lakes, Athabasca Falls, SkyTram and hit various hiking trails.

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Day 8: Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway stretches for about 233 km (144.7 miles) from Jasper to Lake Lousie (and vice versa). This is one of the most scenic drives that you can take in the Canadian Rockies.

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Day 9: Lake Louise

On day 9, spend a whole day in and around Lake Louise. Go on hikes, or canoeing in the summer. You can rent canoes at the lakeside.

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Day 10: Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is located in British Columbia and is bordered by Kootenay National Park (south side) and Banff National Park (east side). The park's visitor office is located in the town of Field, by the Trans Canada Highway.

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Day 11 - 13: Banff National Park

There are tons of things to do in and around Banff from visiting more lakes (Two Jack Lake, Minnewanka Lake, Moraine Lake, Vermillion Lake), hiking and biking trails, campgrounds in the summer, gardens, and stunning mountain views.

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Day 14: Banff National Park to Calgary

Today is the last day in Banff. Depending on your departure time from Calgary, you can set aside this day to explore Canmore (if you missed it on day 13) or visit some of the downtown Calgary attractions.

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