11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
2
Vancouver
— 2 nights
3
Whistler
— 2 nights
4
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
5
Kelowna
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Cove, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, thenstroll through Cox Bay Beach, thentrek along Rainforest Trail, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tofino online road trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Tofino is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Tofino due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, things will get colder in Tofino: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, don't miss a visit to Granville Island, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple), and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): walk around Stanley Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and then walk around Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip maker site.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Vancouver is a bit warmer than Tofino - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

2
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Whistler

Whistler ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll around Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, thencruise along Sea to Sky Highway, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Whistler Train Wreck Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally trek along Whistler Valley Trail.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Whistler tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Whistler, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Sea to Sky Highway
Highlights from your plan
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ©
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Whistler Valley Trail ©
Whistler Valley Trail

2
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): walk around East Sooke Regional Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at French Beach Provincial Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Scenic Marine Route, steep yourself in history at Craigdarroch Castle, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Whistler to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Whistler in July: highs in Victoria hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sooke
Highlights from your plan
East Sooke Regional Park ©
East Sooke Regional Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
French Beach Provincial Park ©
French Beach Provincial Park

2
nights
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, explore the activities along Lake Okanagan, do a tasting at The Vibrant Vine, thendo a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Off The Grid Organic Winery, learn about winemaking at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, thentrek along Kettle Valley Steam Railway, and finally learn about winemaking at Dirty Laundry Vineyard.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kelowna road trip site.

You can fly from Victoria to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Summerland, West Kelowna
Highlights from your plan
Boyce-Gyro Beach Park ©
Boyce-Gyro Beach Park
Kettle Valley Steam Railway ©
Kettle Valley Steam Railway
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

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