6 days in Canada Itinerary

6 days in Canada Itinerary

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6 days in Canada Itinerary

Start: The Pas
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Banff National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: The Pas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, then explore the activities along Lake Louise, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Peyto Lake and then contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Banff National Park day trip planning website .

The Pas to Banff National Park is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from The Pas to Banff National Park. In August, daytime highs in Banff National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and then get a taste of the local shopping with Granville Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Banff National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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