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Edmonton to Vancouver route

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Edmonton to Vancouver route

Any advice on best routes from Edmonton to Vancouver? Travel date is on first week of June? Also considering nice views on our way to Vancouver. May be couple of stops/overnights (2 or 3 stops). Thinking of Jasper route or banff route? And best route on our way back to Edmonton (also with some stops? Thank you.

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1. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

This seems like a round trip Edmonton > Vancouver > Edmonton in a week? You say a week. You'd have time for:

Edmonton > Jasper (1N) You will have to hurry hard to find accommodation in Jasper. www.stayinjasper.com may have some B&B type accommodation there.

Jasper > Clearwater (1N)

Clearwater > Vancouver (1N)

For your return trip you could consider:

Vancouver > Kelowna (1N)

Kelowna > Revelstoke (1N)

Revelstoke > Calgary (1N)

Calgary > Edmonton (1N)

TOTAL = 7 nights

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2. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

We can spend 10-14 days of vacation

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3. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

Well, I would still keep the same routing to Vancouver and back. You have 3-6 more nights to sprinkle around where you like.

Jasper is good for 3 nights, but I would not worry about Jasper, you can get there any time from Edmonton.

Vancouver is good for 3-4 nights, for example.

Kelowna is good for 2 nights.

There are 6 more nights, just by adjusting the nights for Vancouver and Kelowna.

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4. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

Thank you

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5. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

Do you want to see the Rockies at all? Current plan has you passing through in a drive by. Is this what you want?

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6. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

Do you have other suggestion?

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7. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

I think the question posed by post #5 is are you looking for a vacation in Vancouver or do you want to spend time in the Rockies? We don't know if you live in Edmonton in which case you can easily access Jasper. However if you are flying in and out of Edmonton from elsewhere then you might want to break the vacation with 6 nights in the Rockies, 4 nights in Vancouver and 4 in between.

Without having more information it's hard to give advice.

Assuming you are flying in/out of Edmonton then I might advise

Edmonton to Jasper 3 nights Jasper

Jasper to Banff 3 nights Banff

Banff to Revelstoke 1 night Revelstoke

Revelstoke to Vancouver 4 nights Vancouver

Vancouver to Kelowna 1 night Kelowna

Kelowna to Lake Louise 1 night Lake Louise

Lake Louise to Jasper 1 night Jasper

Jasper to Edmonton fly out.

You will notice the drive is up and down the Ice Field Parkway not a retrace but completely different views and lots of places to stop.

The biggest issue will be getting accommodation in Jasper should you decide to stay there.

Look at www.stayinjasper.com

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8. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

Thanks T47 for clarifying. I'm just really not sure what this vacation is, so its difficult to give specific advice. Basically, are you just driving through to spend time on the coast, or are you hoping to sightsee in the Rockies (as opposed to just passing through them?).

Ethan - post 7 gives you a great plan if you want to see the Rockies, but if this is just a drive by in order to get to and see the coast, then you need a different plan.

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9. Re: Edmonton to Vancouver route

Thank you guys! Great help. I'm going to consider all your suggestions. Yes I live in Edmonton so I might just stay 1 night or skip Jasper for awhile and just come back some other time.

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