9 days in Banff National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

9 days in Banff National Park & Vancouver Itinerary

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1
Banff National Park
— 4 nights
2
Vancouver
— 4 nights

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vermilion Lakes and Takakkaw Falls. Get in touch with nature at Moraine Lake and Bow Glacier Falls. There's lots more to do: trek along Sentinel Pass, stroll through Lake Agnes, explore the activities along Herbert Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Crowfoot Glacier.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Banff National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Banff National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect nights in Banff National Park to be cooler, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Takakkaw Falls
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Sentinel Pass ©
Sentinel Pass

4
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.
Get outdoors at Granville Island and Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Stawamus Chief Park and George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Richmond to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along West Vancouver Seawall, take a stroll through Gastown, take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Conservatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jericho Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vancouver tour planner.

You can fly from Banff National Park to Vancouver in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Banff National Park to Vancouver, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in October; daily highs in Vancouver reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Squamish, West Vancouver Seawall, Dolphin & Whale Watching, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Stawamus Chief Park ©
Stawamus Chief Park

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