9 days in Vancouver, Alberta & Whitefish Itinerary

9 days in Vancouver, Alberta & Whitefish Itinerary

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9 days in Vancouver, Alberta & Whitefish Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Drive:  15​min
Vancouver, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
Drumheller, Canada
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Hinton, Canada
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Jasper National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
shuttle:  2​h 45​min
Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
Whitefish, United States
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Portland, United States

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Vancouver, United States

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Esther Short Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Officers' Row.

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Portland to Vancouver is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Drumheller.

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Esther Short Park ©
Esther Short Park
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

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Drumheller, Canada

Drumheller ©
Keep an eye out for prehistoric beasts lurking in dark corners during your trip to Drumheller.
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site, take in breathtaking views at Horsethief Canyon, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Drumheller's Little Church.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Vancouver to Drumheller. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Drumheller is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vancouver in July since evenings lows in Drumheller dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hinton.

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#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Horsethief Canyon ©
Horsethief Canyon
Drumheller's Little Church ©
Drumheller's Little Church

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Hinton, Canada

Hinton ©
Hinton is a town in west-central Alberta, Canada.It is located in Yellowhead County, 81km northeast of Jasper and about 284km west of Alberta's capital city, Edmonton, at the intersection of Yellowhead and Bighorn Highway, in the Athabasca River valley. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Hinton Bike Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Beaver Boardwalk, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Athabasca Riverfront Park.

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You can drive from Drumheller to Hinton in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, Hinton is a bit cooler than Drumheller - with highs of 71°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

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Hinton Bike Park ©
Hinton Bike Park
Athabasca Riverfront Park ©
Athabasca Riverfront Park

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Jasper National Park, Canada

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Columbia Ice Field and then take in the dramatic natural features at Athabasca Glacier. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, admire the sheer force of Athabasca Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Maligne Canyon, then tour the water at your own pace with Pure Outdoors, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jasper Brewing Company.

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You can drive from Hinton to Jasper National Park in an hour. In July, Jasper National Park is somewhat warmer than Hinton - with highs of 77°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Banff National Park.

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Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Sunwapta Falls ©
Sunwapta Falls
Athabasca Glacier ©
Athabasca Glacier

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Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Agnes, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, and then take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Icefields Parkway and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bow Lake.

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Getting from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park by shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in July, you will find days in Banff National Park are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Whitefish.

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Lake Agnes ©
Lake Agnes
Lake Louise ©
Lake Louise
Bow Lake ©
Bow Lake

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Whitefish, United States

Whitefish ©
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McDonald and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Trail of the Cedars and then fly down the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

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You can drive from Banff National Park to Whitefish in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banff National Park in July: high temperatures in Whitefish hover around 85°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Whitefish

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

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Glacier National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Lake McDonald ©
Lake McDonald
Whitefish Mountain Resort ©
Whitefish Mountain Resort
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