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

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

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Banff National Park
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Jasper National Park
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Vancouver
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Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
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 Moraine Lake and Sulphur Mountain will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Banff Park Museum and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Bow Valley Parkway, tee off at Banff Springs Golf Course, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockbound Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Cascade Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Banff National Park planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Calgary International Airport, Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport and Edmonton International Airport. July in Banff National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum ©
Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain
Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head off the coast to Spirit Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Hills, then trek along Cavell Meadows Trail, and finally hike along Lorraine Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: trek along Jasper Discovery Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, and then view the masterpieces at Jasper Art Gallery.

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You can take a bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banff National Park in July, expect nights in Jasper National Park to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Spirit Island ©
Spirit Island
Bald Hills ©
Bald Hills
Cavell Meadows Trail ©
Cavell Meadows Trail

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by Gastown, then explore the activities along False Creek, then tour the pleasant surroundings at English Bay Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Bill Reid Gallery, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Third Beach.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver visit planner.

You can drive from Jasper National Park to Vancouver in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper National Park to Vancouver. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Vancouver. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries
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English Bay Beach ©
English Bay Beach
Jericho Beach ©
Jericho Beach
Bill Reid Gallery ©
Bill Reid Gallery

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