My BF and I are just in the beginning stages of setting up a trip for Vancouver. We have never been. We would like to know when is the best time to visit? We plan on being in Vancouver for 7 days.
We love the cold (actually I love the cold & snow, he likes it cool...) and snow is OK as long as we're not snowed in...hopefully a time when its not raining, I prefer snow to rain. Sun would be great but we are from TX we don't want 80F+ degree weather. We want to be able to walk around, hike or take a taxi when absolutely necessary due to the cold, enjoying the sites outside, without freezing or sweating like crazy.
Would July or August be best ? Or September, October? When is there more things to see and do outside?
Oh also, is there a train that we can take from Vancouver to Banff Springs? Or would we need to rent a car for that trip?
Thank you so much for any help!