12 days in British Columbia Itinerary

12 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip planner

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Fly to Calgary, Bus to Lake Louise Lakeshore, Taxi to Yoho National Park
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Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 1 night
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Whistler
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Whistler
— 1 night
Drive
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly

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Yoho National Park

— 2 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Spend the 20th (Tue) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Kicking Horse River, trek along Iceline Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park online visit planner.

Montreal to Yoho National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Montreal to Yoho National Park. Traveling from Montreal in July, you will find days in Yoho National Park are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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 22nd (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then admire the majestic nature at Myra Canyon Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kelowna online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Kelowna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yoho National Park to Kelowna is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 3 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.
Victoria is known for museums, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, and stroll around Beacon Hill Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kelowna to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. July in Victoria sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Whistler

— 1 night
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.
On the 26th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre, then see Off-Road Tours, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Whistler visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Whistler takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Victoria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Whistler, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

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, don't miss a visit to Granville Island, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

British Columbia travel guide

4.3
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.