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Driving from Vancouver to Jasper in 1 day - stop off points?

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Driving from Vancouver to Jasper in 1 day - stop off points?

Yes, I know it's daft.......we probably should have stopped over for 1 night between Vancouver and Jasper but we're not. Hotels are booked so there's no way around it.

My question is - setting off around 9am where would be the best place to stop off for lunch and what time would you expect to arrive in Jasper? Google maps says about 9 hours but is this realistic?

Thanks

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Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada
Jasper
Jasper
Jasper National Park, Canada
Kamloops, Canada
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11. Re: Driving from Vancouver to Jasper in 1 day - stop off points?

A couple of websites to visit to help in your trip. Drive BC will give you a heads up on any work or highway issues to be aware of on your journey. Have a look at the web cams to get an idea of what you will be seeing along the way.

http://www.drivebc.ca/

Fuel prices are highly variable in the province and will impact your wallet. This website will give you an idea of prices along the way. The vehicle you use will be the cause of where you will be stopping obviously but if you can plan stops for fuel and save money all the better, right.

http://www.bcgasprices.com/

The earlier that you leave in the morning is obvious, one other note that mid August in the Kamloops are will be probably HOT. Mid day through this area may have temperatures easily in the mid 30C and may be in the low 40C. You will be using more fuel with your AC working full time.

Long day of travel but you will see: maritime/coastal, dry semi-desert and mountain vistas galore!

Welcome to BC and enjoy your trip :0)

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12. Re: Driving from Vancouver to Jasper in 1 day - stop off points?

Check the rental car carefully- tyres especially and don't forget the spare, and its pressure.

There is no 'headroom' in your schedule for things going wrong.

I strongly recommend www.insurance4carhire.co.uk to cover the cost if things do...

13. Re: Driving from Vancouver to Jasper in 1 day - stop off points?

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