17 days in Vancouver, Banff National Park & Jasper National Park Itinerary

17 days in Vancouver, Banff National Park & Jasper National Park Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 5 nights
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Banff National Park
— 3 nights
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Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
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Vancouver

— 5 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks. Get in touch with nature at Granville Island and West Vancouver Seawall. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Third Beach, explore the activities along False Creek, see some colorful creatures with Sea to Sky Scuba, and enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver journey builder website.

Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. August in Vancouver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Banff National Park

— 3 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Visiting Banff Legacy Trail and Ink Pots Hiking Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cedar & Sage Co. Banff's Holistic Lounge and Fenland Trail. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Cascade Gardens, examine the collection at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, learn more about the world around you at Banff Park Museum, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Banff National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: high temperatures in Banff National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
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Jasper National Park

— 3 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Maligne Canyon and Pocahontas Coal Mine Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sunwapta Falls and Opal Hills. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Goat Lick, trek along Cavell Meadows Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Fort Point Loop Trail, and explore the activities along Annette Lake.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Vancouver

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bloedel Conservatory and The Diving Locker. Take a break from the city and head to Vancouver Seawall and English Bay Beach. See even more of Vancouver: wander the streets of Gastown, make a trip to Totem Poles, admire the masterpieces at Pacific Arts Market, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Liberty Distillery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jasper National Park to Vancouver in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jasper National Park in September, Vancouver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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