18 days in Vancouver, Banff National Park & Winnipeg Itinerary

18 days in Vancouver, Banff National Park & Winnipeg Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 9 nights
2
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
3
Winnipeg
— 3 nights

9
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Crescent Beach. Family-friendly places like Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park (in Whistler), International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) (in Richmond) and Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park (in Egmont). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Vancouver Aquarium, wander the streets of Granville Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and snap pictures at Lions Gate Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver tour website.

Los Angeles, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Vancouver reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), Crescent Beach, Lighthouse Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sulphur Mountain and Tunnel Mountain Trail. Family-friendly places like Bow Lake and Banff Park Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Agnes and hike along Plain of Six Glaciers.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Banff National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in June; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll set off for Winnipeg on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake
Tunnel Mountain Trail ©
Tunnel Mountain Trail
Sulphur Mountain ©
Sulphur Mountain

3
nights
Winnipeg

Winnipeg ©
At the confluence of two rivers, Winnipeg started out as a small trading post in an area inhabited by indigenous tribes for thousands of years before the European arrival.
Attractions like Shaw Park and Fort Whyte Alive make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and Kildonan Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, admire the natural beauty at Assiniboine Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Basilique-Cathedrale de Saint Boniface, and steep yourself in history at The Forks National Historic Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Winnipeg trip planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to Winnipeg by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Banff National Park to Winnipeg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Winnipeg: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Winnipeg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Whyte Alive ©
Fort Whyte Alive
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada ©
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
Shaw Park
Shaw Park

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