14 days in British Columbia Itinerary

14 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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14 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  5​h
3
Whistler
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Vancouver
— 4 nights
End: Vancouver

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 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Vancouver Island Brewing, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Vancouver to Victoria is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Victoria, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

French Beach Provincial Park, The Butchart Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Long Beach and Chesterman Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Pacific Rim National Park and Wild Pacific Trail. Take a break from Tofino with a short trip to Amphitrite Point Lighthouse in Ucluelet, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Eagle Aerie Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Tofino Brewing Company.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofino journey planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Whistler.

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

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and The Gallery at Millenium Place. Get outdoors at Whistler Blackcomb and Whistler Village Sports. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, make a trip to Whistler Sliding Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

Before you visit Whistler, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Whistler takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Tofino in September, plan for little chillier nights in Whistler, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Nature Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Zipline
Alexander Falls ©
Alexander Falls

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Granville Island and Vancouver Downtown. Take a break from the city and head to Kitsilano Beach and VanDusen Botanical Garden. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, admire the natural beauty at Bloedel Conservatory, enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Whistler in September since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain

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