10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Vancouver
Drive
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Squamish
— 1 night
Drive
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Whistler
— 3 nights
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Drive to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Drive to Qualicum Beach
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Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Ferry to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Drive to Vancouver
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Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly

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Vancouver

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver day trip app.

Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Toronto to Vancouver, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Squamish.

Things to do in Vancouver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Squamish

— 1 night

Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada

Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shannon Falls Provincial Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Squamish Rafting Company.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Squamish trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Squamish in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Squamish

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Whistler

— 3 nights
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
You've added The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Nairn Falls Provincial Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and then explore the striking landscape of Nairn Falls Provincial Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Whistler trip tool.

Traveling by car from Squamish to Whistler takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Whistler are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Transportation · Trails

Side Trip

Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island

— 1 night
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. You've now added Englishman River Falls Provincial Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): walk around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, then stroll around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Front Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove and then admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Qualicum Beach trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Whistler to Qualicum Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 3 nights
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then trek along Wild Pacific Trail, and then trek along Rainforest Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and then stroll through Cox Bay Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tofino holiday planning tool.

Drive from Qualicum Beach to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 1 night

Hollywood North

On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Granville Island.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver sightseeing app.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tofino in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. On the 14th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

British Columbia travel guide

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Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.