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Toronto to Vancouver via Thunder Bay

2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   no pets

Toronto to Vancouver road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Toronto 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 Toronto and Thunder Bay. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Toronto
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:33 pm  Sault Ste Marie
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Sault Ste Marie
drive for about 3.5 hours

2:40 pm  Marathon (Canada)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Marathon (Canada)
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:37 pm  Winnipeg
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Winnipeg
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:15 pm  Regina
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Regina
drive for about 9 hours

7:03 pm  Banff
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 6

9:00 am  leave from Banff
drive for about 5.5 hours

2:40 pm  Kelowna
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:40 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

8:02 pm  arrive in Vancouver
stay at Yaletown

day 6 driving ≈ 10 hours

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Toronto to Vancouver questions

profile  Rita from Toronto asked:
itinerary  (2 answers)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Toronto, Canada.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Sault Ste Marie  (4 answers)
Marathon (Canada)
Winnipeg  (6 answers)
    Canadian Museum for Human Rights  (2 mentions)
    Assiniboine Park Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Winnipeg:
        What to Do in Winnipeg in June?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Winnipeg?
        What's the best neighborhood in Winnipeg for a first time visitor?
Regina  (2 answers)
    questions about Regina:
        What's the best neighborhood in Regina for a first time visitor?
Banff  (69 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?
Kelowna  (6 answers)
    questions about Kelowna:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Kelowna?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Vancouver, Canada.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,732 miles
driving time of 45 hours, 22 minutes
133 Toronto travel answers
4 Sault Ste Marie travel answers
6 Winnipeg travel answers
2 Regina travel answers
69 Banff travel answers
6 Kelowna travel answers
154 Vancouver travel answers

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