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Banff to Squamish drive

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 Glacier National Park of Canada
 Sun Peaks Ski Resort
 Hemlock Resort
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Banff to Squamish road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Banff to Squamish. If you're planning a road trip to Squamish, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Banff and Squamish. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Banff and Squamish. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Banff
drive for about 2 hours

11:51 am  Glacier National Park of Canada
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:06 pm  stay at Sun Peaks Ski Resort
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:06 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:33 pm  Merritt
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Merritt
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:35 am  Hemlock Resort
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:35 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:47 pm  Vancouver
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 5:17 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:21 pm  arrive in Squamish

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Glacier National Park of Canada  (3 mentions)

Sun Peaks Ski Resort


Hemlock Resort

Vancouver  (152 answers)
    Stanley Park  (37 mentions)
    Capilano Suspension Bridge  (13 mentions)
    Grouse Grind  (10 mentions)
    Vancouver Aquarium  (7 mentions)
    Granville Island Public Market  (6 mentions)
    restaurants around Vancouver:
        Chambar Restaurant
        Fable Kitchen
        Edible Canada
    questions about Vancouver:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Vancouver?
        Best place to exchange currency
        Restaurant suggestions for birthday trip?
        Prettiest nature places in Vancouver?
        First time in Vancouver, what should I do?

What are some things to do in Squamish?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Squamish  (12 mentions)
Sea To Sky Gondola  (2 mentions)
Squamish Chief  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Squamish. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Squamish?  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Squamish to Banff drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Banff to Squamish. Or get a full Banff to Squamish flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Banff well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Banff!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 566 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 39 minutes
Squamish is 1 hour behind Banff
69 Banff travel answers
152 Vancouver travel answers
6 Squamish travel answers


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