18 days in Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Itinerary

18 days in Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Itinerary

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18 days in Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Waterton Lakes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Banff National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Jasper National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, make a trip to Granville Island, and take a stroll through Gastown.

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London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Vancouver is minus 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Waterton Lakes National Park.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

3
nights
Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park ©
Established in the 1890s and named after a celebrated Victorian naturalist, Waterton Lakes National Park encompasses a variety of landscapes that include mountains, freshwater wetlands, prairie grasslands, aspen forests, and lakes.
Step out of Waterton Lakes National Park to go to Fort Macleod and see Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Crypt Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Cameron Falls, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon, and explore the activities along Cameron Lake.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Vancouver to Waterton Lakes National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Waterton Lakes National Park. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Waterton Lakes National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leitch Collieries Provincial Historic Site, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Lake ©
Cameron Lake
Crypt Lake Trail ©
Crypt Lake Trail

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.
Banff National Park is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, spas, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Moraine Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, contemplate the long history of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and explore the stunning scenery at Johnston Canyon.

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Getting from Waterton Lakes National Park to Banff National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Waterton Lakes National Park in July, with highs in Banff National Park at 25°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Peyto Lake ©
Peyto Lake

5
nights
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.
Jasper National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Columbia Icefield Skywalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Sunwapta Falls, explore the activities along Maligne Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Athabasca Glacier.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jasper National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Banff National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jasper National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon

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