11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kelowna, Shuttle to Revelstoke
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Revelstoke
— 1 night
Drive
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Kelowna
— 1 night
Fly
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Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nanaimo
— 1 night
Drive
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Victoria
— 2 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Squamish
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Squamish
— 2 nights
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Revelstoke

— 1 night
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
On the 4th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail, then add some adventure to your tour with Natural Escapes Kayaking, then examine the collection at Revelstoke Railway Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jones Distilling.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Revelstoke visit planning app.

Ottawa to Revelstoke is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Ottawa to Revelstoke. Traveling from Ottawa in September, things will get slightly colder in Revelstoke: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Kelowna

— 1 night

Orchard City

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.
On the 5th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then relax in the rural setting at Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure, and then learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art.

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You can drive from Revelstoke to Kelowna in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours

Vancouver

— 3 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: stroll around Stanley Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, admire all the interesting features of Granville Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Vancouver sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nanaimo

— 1 night

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
On the 9th (Wed), walk around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, then make a trip to The Worldly Gourmet Kitchen Store, and then get a dose of the wild on Vancouver Island Whale Watch.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nanaimo day trip planning website.

Getting from Vancouver to Nanaimo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Victoria

— 2 nights

Garden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, then go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Inner Harbour. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria road trip tool.

You can drive from Nanaimo to Victoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Victoria sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Squamish.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Squamish

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Canadian Coastal, explore the striking landscape of Shannon Falls Provincial Park, and then stroll around Stawamus Chief Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Squamish holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Squamish takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Victoria, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Squamish, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Squamish

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.