vancouver - - whistler - jasper np, banff - back to vancouver
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jun 17, 2012 6:41 PM Last Post By: littlechilds
Jun 17, 2012 12:37 PM
Jun 17, 2012 1:14 PM
1There are roughly a million interesting things to do between Vancouver and the Rockies. I would recommend searching on this board, googling, and looking at a guide book to learn about the different routes that get you from west to east across BC. You could take Hwy 1, Hwy 3, Hwy 5, or a combination of them. Since you haven't told us what kinds of things you'd like to see and do, it's hard to recommend one over the other. (Hiking? Swimming? Kayaking? Partying?)
Generally, Hwy 1 is the quickest and most direct and you could stop in places like Glacier and Yoho National parks before the Rockies. If you take Hwy 3, you could stop in the Okanagan Valley, which is very pretty - a dry, desert like landscape, with lots of vineyards, i.e. very different from the coast or the Rockies.
I would also recommend spending time on Vancouver Island but fitting this into a two week trip could be difficult. It depends on what you are interested in. If you like cities, you could spend a whole week in Vancouver, for example.
The bus is fine if you just want to get from point to point. However, if you want to be able to get out to hiking trails or stop in National Parks or visit wineries or go for a swim in a lake, you'll need a car.
You might want to post back with some more specific questions and after telling us what kinds of things you'd want to see and how long you plan to spend in Vancouver and the Rockies. One week in Vancouver and Vancouver Island, one week in Banff and Jasper...not much time for anything else. Have fun!
Jun 17, 2012 3:24 PM
Jun 17, 2012 6:41 PM
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