10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia attractions 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
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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.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vancouver attractions planner.

Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Squamish on the 5th (Thu).

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Keep things going the next day: see Squamish Rafting Company.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Squamish online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Squamish takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Squamish, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Squamish

Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Nairn Falls Provincial Park, and other attractions. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and then explore the striking landscape of Nairn Falls Provincial Park.

Make your Whistler itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Squamish to Whistler in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to 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. Englishman River Falls Provincial Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), stroll around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, then walk around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Front Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove and then immerse yourself in nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Qualicum Beach route maker.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Pacific Trail, and then hike along Rainforest Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tofino trip planner.

Drive from Qualicum Beach to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tofino are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. 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

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take a stroll through Granville Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Tofino to Vancouver by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Tofino in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Vancouver

Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping · Parks
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.