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The Calgary to Vancouver Itinerary via Banff and Jasper

Estimated Travel Period: 7 Days, about 15 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance: 1,335 kms

Best Time To Travel

If you're taking a motorhome, you'll
want to do this trip between Spring (March to May) to mid Autumn
(September to October). Winter can get too cold, although you can
still take a winterized RV. Have all your essentials packed with our
Canadian
Camping Checklist
.

Travelers who are short on time but still want to explore the Canadian Rockies will appreciate this quick 7 day itinerary that includes pit stops in rustic towns across Alberta and British Columbia.
There is no need to go off road, as the route stays on sealed roads. All campgrounds welcome RVs of all sizes as well. No RV for your trip yet? MyDriveHoliday has the best motorhomes for rent from the top brands in Calgary.


Day 1 Calgary to Banff

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 15 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:187 kms

From Calgary follow the scenic Trans-Canada Highway to Banff National Park, Canada's oldest and the largest national park. There are lot of campgrounds available in and near the Town of Banff, so finding an RV site shouldn't be a problem. Go hiking along Sunshine Meadows or go on a nature trail around the Cave and Basin
National Historic Site. Relax and take a dip in the Banff Upper Hot Springs or explore the nearby village of Lake Louise.

Day 2 Banff to Jasper

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 45 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:249 kms

Follow the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93N) that connects Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. This route is condsidered as one of the most scenic highways in the world.

Day 3 Jasper

Estimated Travel Period: 15 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:8 kms

Make your way to the glaciers of Columbia Icefields or visit famous Athabasca Waterfalls and Maligne Lake. To experience Jasper in a birds eye view take the Jasper Tramway, the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada.

Day 4 Jasper to Clearwater

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 55 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:226 kms

Explore the nearby Wells Gray Provincial Park. Marvel at the Spahats Creek Falls or go kayaking down Murtle Lake. You can also go up to Trophy Mountain and enjoy the view of beautiful alpine meadows.

Day 5 Clearwater to Kamloops

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hr and 41 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:126 kms

Continue to follow Highway 5 through Kamloops. If your visiting in winter, head out to nearby Harper Mountain and enjoy a family-friendly downhill skiing. Summer is the best season to go mountain biking in Kamloops. Looking for a relax activity? try a self-guided walking Brew Tour or enjoy a free musical entertainment in Riverside Park.

Recommended Campgrounds

Day 6 Kamloops to Whistler

Estimated Travel Period: about 4 hours 11 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:299 kms

The Whistler Village is your getaway to range of outdoor activities all year round. In Winter, the famous Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains is home toskiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. Summer is the best time to go biking, hiking, bungee jumping and golfing. Don't forget to try the famous Peak 2 Peak Gondola that will give you a bird's eye view of the whole area.  

Day 7 Whistler to Vancouver

Estimated Travel Period: about 1 hour 55 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:124 kms

Follow the scenic route of Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) to get to Vancouver. Start your itinerary at Vancouver's most popular attraction, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is located in North Vancouver approximately 10 minutes from downtown. Then follow the Capilano Road heading south to Lions Gate Bridge that will take you to Stanley Park. Stanley Park is a huge 1,001-acre public park, featuring famous landmarks such as The Lost Lagoon, The Hollow Tree, Beaver Lake Siwash Rock, Prospect Point and Brockton Point Lighthouse. Bike, walk, ride a miniature train or join a horse-drawn tours to explore the whole area.

Travel Tip

If you want to start in Vancouver and
end in Calgary, simply follow the itinerary in reverse! There are
great RVs
for hire in Vancouver
.  

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