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Calgary to Vancouver drive

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Calgary to Vancouver road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Calgary to Vancouver. If you're planning a road trip to Vancouver, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Calgary
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:24 am  Banff
eat at Grizzly House Restaurant
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 12:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:19 pm  stay at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:19 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:31 pm  Revelstoke
stay overnight at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Revelstoke Mountain Resort
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:37 am  stay at Sun Peaks Ski Resort
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:37 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:04 pm  Merritt
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:04 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:58 pm  Abbotsford (Canada)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:58 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

6:55 pm  arrive in Vancouver
eat at Vij’s
stay at Yaletown

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Calgary to Vancouver questions

profile  Martin asked:
Road Conditions  (1 answer)

Where should I stop along the way?

Banff  (71 answers)
    Banff National Park  (13 mentions)
    Johnston Canyon  (3 mentions)
    Rocky Mountains  (2 mentions)
    Banff National Park of Canada  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Banff:
        Grizzly House Restaurant
        Elk & Oarsman Restaurant & Pub
        St James's Gate Irish Pub
        Squish Sandwich Cellar
        Balkan Restaurant
    questions about Banff:
        Where's a great spot for lunch in Banff?
        Tips and advice for moving to Banff during summer months?
        Is Banff Area worth visiting if you are not in to hiking?

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort  (4 mentions)

Revelstoke  (6 answers)
    hotels around Revelstoke:
        Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Sun Peaks Ski Resort


Abbotsford (Canada)

Where's the best place to stay in Vancouver?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Vancouver.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Yaletown, which was mentioned 7 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Fairmont Pacific Rim  (6 mentions)
OPUS Hotel Vancouver  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Vancouver? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Vancouver?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Vij’s, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

L'Abattoir  (4 mentions)
Chambar Restaurant  (4 mentions)
Fable Kitchen  (3 mentions)
Edible Canada  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Vancouver? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Vancouver?

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:

Stanley Park  (37 mentions)
Grouse Grind  (10 mentions)
Vancouver Aquarium  (7 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 Vancouver. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Vancouver?  (14 answers)

profile  Patti from Hoffman Estates, Illinois asked:
Best place to exchange currency  (10 answers)

profile  Jennifer from Culver City asked:
Restaurant suggestions for birthday trip?  (9 answers)

profile  Aerin from Santa Barbara asked:
Prettiest nature places in Vancouver?  (7 answers)

profile  Dea from New York City asked:
First time in Vancouver, what should I do?  (7 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Vancouver.

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 Vancouver to Calgary 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 Calgary to Vancouver. Or get a full Calgary to Vancouver 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 Calgary well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Calgary!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 604 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 26 minutes
Vancouver is 1 hour behind Calgary
59 Calgary travel answers
71 Banff travel answers
6 Revelstoke travel answers
1 Abbotsford (Canada) travel answer
152 Vancouver travel answers


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