11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip planner

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Kamloops
— 1 night
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Vernon
— 1 night
Drive
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Merritt
— 1 night
Drive
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
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Tofino
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Kamloops

— 1 night

Tournament Capital of Canada

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
On the 27th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Harper's Trail, then get to know the resident critters at Kamloops Wildlife Park, and then stroll around Riverside Park - Centre of the City.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kamloops day trip planner.

Edmonton to Kamloops is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Edmonton to Kamloops due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Vernon.

Things to do in Kamloops

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Vernon

— 1 night
Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery, and then savor the flavors at Davison Orchards Country Village.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vernon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kamloops to Vernon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Merritt.

Things to do in Vernon

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trip

Merritt

— 1 night
Merritt is a city in the Nicola Valley of the south-central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Merritt trip app.

Getting from Vernon to Merritt by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Vernon in July, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Merritt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Merritt

Nature · Parks · Museums

Vancouver

— 4 nights

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver vacation site.

Traveling by car from Merritt to Vancouver takes 3 hours. When traveling from Merritt in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Vancouver: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tofino

— 2 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tofino side-trips: Ucluelet (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Wild Pacific Trail). Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, make a trip to Solart Glass Studio, trek along Rainforest Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

Plan a Tofino trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in August, expect Tofino to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side 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.