11 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

11 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Victoria
— 3 nights
2
Parksville
— 2 nights
3
Tofino
— 4 nights

3
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Get outdoors at Scenic Marine Route and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Step off the beaten path and head to Abkhazi Garden and Victoria Bug Zoo. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Butchart Gardens, walk around Beacon Hill Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip planner.

Toronto to Victoria is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Victoria at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Parksville.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Saanich
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Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

2
nights
Parksville

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
On the 4th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, then admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park and then walk around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Parksville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Parksville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Parksville

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral Grove, Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park ©
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park

4
nights
Tofino

Tofino ©
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.
Visiting Rainforest Trail and Hot Springs Cove will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Schooner Cove and Long Beach. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Habit Clothing, and kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino itinerary builder website.

Drive from Parksville to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Tofino sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Fishing Charters & Tours
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail

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