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Ottawa to Vancouver drive

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  Ottawa
 Sudbury
 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
 Duluth (Minnesota)
 West Fargo
 Theodore Roosevelt National Park
 Billings
 Missoula
 Spokane
   Vancouver 
driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Ottawa to Vancouver road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Ottawa
drive for about 5.5 hours

2:20 pm  Sudbury
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:20 pm
drive for about 5 hours

8:24 pm  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 10.5 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:18 pm  Duluth (Minnesota)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 3

11:00 am  leave from Duluth (Minnesota)
drive for about 5 hours

3:48 pm  West Fargo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 4

9:00 am  leave from West Fargo
drive for about 6 hours

3:08 pm  Theodore Roosevelt National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:08 pm
drive for about 4 hours

8:15 pm  Billings
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 10 hours

 Day 5

11:00 am  leave from Billings
drive for about 5 hours

3:52 pm  Missoula
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from Missoula
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:35 pm  Spokane
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:35 pm
drive for about 6.5 hours

7:51 pm  arrive in Vancouver
eat at Vij’s
stay at Yaletown

day 6 driving ≈ 10 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Sudbury

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore  (7 mentions)

Duluth (Minnesota)  (8 answers)
    questions about Duluth (Minnesota):
        2 days near Duluth

West Fargo  (5 answers)
    questions about West Fargo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in West Fargo?
        rv campgrounds

Theodore Roosevelt National Park  (5 mentions)

Billings  (9 answers)

Missoula  (12 answers)
    restaurants around Missoula:
        Five on Black
    questions about Missoula:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Missoula?

Spokane  (24 answers)
    Riverfront Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Spokane:
        What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor?


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?  (11 answers)

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

profile  Jennifer from Culver City asked:
Day trips from Vancouver?  (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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa to Vancouver. Or get a full Ottawa 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 Ottawa well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Ottawa!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,722 miles
driving time of 43 hours, 15 minutes
Vancouver is 3 hours behind Ottawa
18 Ottawa travel answers
1 Sudbury travel answer
8 Duluth (Minnesota) travel answers
5 West Fargo travel answers
9 Billings travel answers
12 Missoula travel answers
24 Spokane travel answers
152 Vancouver travel answers





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