8 days in Vancouver, Victoria & Banff National Park Itinerary

8 days in Vancouver, Victoria & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria
— Few hours
Fly to Calgary, Shuttle to Banff National Park
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Banff National Park
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Ottawa

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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.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Granville Island and Grouse Mountain. Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Lighthouse Park. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium and wander the streets of Gastown.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver trip maker site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Vancouver. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Victoria on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Victoria

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Vancouver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. You will leave for Banff National Park on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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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 20th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, explore the activities along Lake Agnes, then stop by Wilsons Mountain Sports, and finally look for gifts at Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe Ltd. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway, head outdoors with Via Ferrata, and then hike along Johnston Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Banff National Park online journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Victoria to Banff National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Banff National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Victoria in July, Banff National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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