13 days in British Columbia Itinerary

13 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
North Vancouver
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Whistler
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
4
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Kelowna
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

3
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.
Stanley Park has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Granville Island and Spanish Banks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Anthropology and HR MacMillan Space Centre. Take a break from Vancouver with a short trip to Farm Ventures in Roberts Creek, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and kick back and relax at Wreck Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Vancouver. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to North Vancouver.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Farm Ventures
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

1
night
North Vancouver

North Vancouver ©
Although officially a separate city, North Vancouver is actually a suburban area of Vancouver on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, a shallow-sided fjord.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. On the 10th (Sun), walk around Capilano River Regional Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, and finally walk around Lynn Canyon Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read North Vancouver itinerary maker app.

North Vancouver is just a short distance from Vancouver. In May, daytime highs in North Vancouver are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in North Vancouver

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain
Lynn Canyon Park ©
Lynn Canyon Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, and then explore the world behind art at Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. On the next day, explore the activities along Lost Lake, then have fun at Whistler Sliding Centre, and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from North Vancouver to Whistler takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Vancouver in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whistler, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont ©
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont
Zipline

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal BC Museum and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Family-friendly places like Miniature World and Victoria Bug Zoo will thrill your kids. Step out of Victoria with an excursion to East Sooke Regional Park in Sooke--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Hatley Park National Historic Site, and walk around Beacon Hill Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Victoria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Whistler in May, expect nights in Victoria to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Central Saanich, East Sooke Regional Park, Hatley Park National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Rollingdale Winery, then learn about winemaking at Quails' Gate Winery, and finally do a tasting at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kelowna tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Victoria to Kelowna by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

West Kelowna
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery ©
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

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 17th (Sun): stroll through Chesterman Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Rim National Park. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Wild Pacific Trail, then visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, then stop by Reflecting Spirit Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tofino trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Tofino takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

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