14 days in British Columbia Itinerary

14 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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14 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Vancouver
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Clearwater
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Golden
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Fernie
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Christchurch

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along English Bay and then explore and take pictures at Granville Island. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, then walk around Stanley Park, then admire the sheer force of Shannon Falls Provincial Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Park.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vancouver trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Christchurch to Vancouver, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in September, things will get a bit warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 22°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Lighthouse Park
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Shannon Falls Provincial Park ©
Shannon Falls Provincial Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Lighthouse Park ©
Lighthouse Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Long Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, then hike along Rainforest Trail, and finally view the masterpieces at Eagle Aerie Gallery. On the next day, hike along Wild Pacific Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip tool .

Fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight and car. In September in Tofino, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail

1
night
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Wells Gray Provincial Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the sheer force of Helmcken Falls.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Clearwater holiday builder app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Tofino to Clearwater in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tofino in September since evenings lows in Clearwater dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Golden.

Things to do in Clearwater

Nature Parks Adventure
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Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Helmcken Falls ©
Helmcken Falls

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nights
Golden

Golden ©
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Agnes and Takakkaw Falls. Visiting Bow Lake and Icefields Parkway will get you outdoors. Explore Golden's surroundings by going to Bow Valley Parkway (in Banff), Lake Louise (Moraine Lake & Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise) and Peyto Lake Trail (in Banff National Park). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Golden trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Clearwater to Golden takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Clearwater to Golden due to the time zone difference. September in Golden sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Fernie.

Things to do in Golden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Yoho National Park
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

2
nights
Fernie

Fernie ©
Fernie is a city in the Elk Valley area of the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia, Canada, located on BC Highway 3 on the eastern approaches to the Crowsnest Pass through the Rocky Mountains. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, then make a trip to Worlds Biggest Piggy Bank, then contemplate the long history of Coke Ovens, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Chinook Lake Campground. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Crowsnest Museum and Archives, then take in the dramatic natural features at Crowsnest Pass, and then hit the slopes at Fernie Alpine Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fernie trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Golden to Fernie by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Fernie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coleman, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery, Crowsnest Pass
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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre ©
Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Fernie Alpine Resort ©
Fernie Alpine Resort
Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery ©
Hillcrest Mine and Cemetery

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nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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 25th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Government House, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, and finally trek along Scenic Marine Route.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria route app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Fernie to Victoria in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fernie to Victoria due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fernie in September since evenings lows in Victoria dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route

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