CANADIAN ROCKIES ROAD TRIP

Quick facts

Trip length: 

Time of year: 

Year of trip:

Budget:

2 weeks

May

2015

$2,000

Table of contents

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       - Vancouver

       - Vancouver Island

       - Whistler

       - Jasper

       - Banff

       - Calgary

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Budget breakdown

 

Things to note:

  • I don't have the exact budget for the 2015, plus sometimes I was staying with friends/family, only had to rent a car for half the trip, etc.

  • So for this budget I've recreated the trip with 2020 costs, with "cash spent" being an estimate

  • Budget is based on the idea of 2 people travelling, so car rental and Vancouver Island ferry costs are divided by 2

Total Trip Costs ($US)

Car Rental:

Accommodation: 

Activities:

Cash spent:

Total:

$414

$458

$371

$757

$2,000

Itinerary Summary

 
 

Vancouver

 

Duration of stay

1 night and 1 full day

Accommodation

SameSun Backpackers, dorm room: $28 (US) per night

Activities

​Grouse Cable Car (down): $15 (CND) / $11.36 (US)

 

Vancouver Island

Duration of stay

3 nights and 2 full days

Accommodation

Activities

  • Car ferry from Vancouver: $74 (CND) for car + driver

  • Cathedral Grove

  • Chemainus - town with murals

 

Whistler

Duration of stay

1 night and 1 full day

Accommodation

Southside Lodge, dorm room: $26 US

Activities

  • Whistler Train Wreck

  • Downhill Mountain Biking: $196 CND / $148 US

  • Superfly Zip Line: $155 CND / $117 US

 

Jasper

Duration of stay

3 nights and 2 full days

Accommodation

Jasper Downtown Hostel, dorm room: $28 US

Activities:

  • Whistlers Peak Trail

  • Maligne Lake

 

Banff

Duration of stay

3 nights and 2 full days

Accommodation

SameSun Backpackers, dorm room: $29 US

Activities:

  • Lake Louise

  • Canmore, Bow Valley

Calgary

 

Duration of stay

3 nights and 2.5 days

Accommodation

HI Calgary City Centre, dorm room: $33 US

Activities

  • Downhill Karting, 3 rides = $28 CND: $21 US 

Accommodation

 

Vancouver:

Samesun Vancouver

1018 Granville St,  

Vancouver,

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Victoria:

Ocean Island Inn

791 Pandora Avenue,

Victoria, BC

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Tofino:

Surf Grove Campground

1451 Pacific Rim Hwy
PO Box 1109
Tofino BC V0R2Z0

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Whistler:

Southside Lodge

2102 Lake Placid Rd,

BC, Whistler

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Kelowna:

SameSun Kelowna

245 Harvey Ave,

Kelowna, BC, 

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Jasper:

Jasper Downtown Hostel

Patricia Street 400,

Jasper

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Banff:

Samesun Banff

433 Banff Avenue,  

Banff

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Calgary:

HI Calgary City Centre

520-7th Avenue S.E.,

Calgary T2G 0J6,  Calgary,

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Activities

 

If you're looking to book some day trips in Canada, here are some other ideas:

 

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