vancouver to jasper and banff in 9 days

Old Jun 24th, 2017, 04:47 AM
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vancouver to jasper and banff in 9 days

I am kind of outdoor person, i am taking my dad and mom alone with me so they are not a hiking person, i am renting a car, road trip from Vancouver to Calgary, I like nature , please let me know if you have any best scenery route, i didn't book any hotels yet so I can change my plan, let me know this is possible to do

day 1 - Vancouver planning to visit
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Cypress Mountain Highview Lookout

day 2 -should i spend one day in Victoria Island or should i start to jasper

day 3- I start driving to jasper via hope,cache creek, staying in kamloops

day 4 - follow salmon arm , revelstoke , visit glacier national park then stay in filed

day 5 - yoho, Lake Louis , emerald lake , following icefield parkway , staying in jasper

day 6 - spend a day in jasper

day 7 - backtrack the icefield parkway to banff , stay at banff exploser the near by area

day 8 - i have to be in calgary by 8pm or 9pm
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First of all, when is this trip? if it's for this summer, have you booked accommodation? If you are intending to come this summer and have no accommodation, you may well be out of luck. This advice assumes you are coming in 2018.

If you are coming this summer, looking for accommodations ASAP. You may not be able to make the trip work, or may need to build a trip around where rooms are available. Expect to pay $300+ per night per room for two people. Start with finding rooms in Jasper (try private home accommdoations and build your dates around that.
If you can't find anything in Jasper, you may need to focus on the Banff/Lake Louise area and do a day trip on the parkway. If need be, you can spend even use Golden as a base for Lake Louise and Yoho NP.

Second, I think you need to focus on the Rockies and get across BC in two days. Field is tiny and only the one tiny hotel allows one night stays. Almost certainly booked solid for this summer and you'd need book way in advance for next summer.

Day 2 - One day is not enough to visit Vancouver Island. Victoria can be done as a VERY long day trip, but it really needs at least one night to be worthwhile.

I would leave Vancouver on Day 2, and head towards Banff. We generally suggest at least 5-7 days in the Rockies alone, plus 2-3 days across BC and 2-3 days in Vancouver. So you will need to make choices. Hope and Cache Creek and Kamloops are not generally big tourist attractions and certainly not at all high on a list when you have such a limited time.

I would stop for one night in Salmon Arm or Revelstoke. Glacier NP has a couple of nice short hikes/walks, but no hotels/stores/etc., so not much for the non-hiker. Revy has a bit more to offer, so is likely to be your bigger stop.

So a trip like this

Day 1 - Vancouver
Day 2 - to Salmon Are/Revelstoke
Day 3 - to Banff, Canmore
Day 4 - Banff area
Day 5 - to Jasper
Day 6 - Jasper
Day 7 - to Banff
Day 8 - Banff area, Calgary


Day 3 - to Banff
Day 4 - to Jasper
Day 5 - Jasper
Day 6 - to Banff/Canmore
Day 7 - Banff/Canmore
Day 8 - Banff area, to Calgary
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