15 days in British Columbia Itinerary

15 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip itinerary planner

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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Vancouver
— 1 night
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Squamish
— 3 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sun Peaks
— 1 night
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Nakusp
— 1 night
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Kelowna
— 2 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tofino: Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and stop by Rubio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tofino trip planner.

Toronto to Tofino is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Toronto to Tofino, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Tofino at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 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 4th (Thu): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, then get to know the resident critters at Victoria Bug Zoo, and finally explore and take pictures at Inner Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Beacon Hill Park, then steep yourself in history at Craigdarroch Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria trip builder app.

You can drive from Tofino to Victoria in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in March, Victoria is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): walk around Stanley Park and then explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver route planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Vancouver takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In March in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Squamish.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature

Squamish

— 3 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.
Squamish is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Gillespie's Fine Spirits, identify plant and animal life at Squamish Estuary, get interesting insight from Tours, and walk around Porteau Cove Provincial Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Squamish trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Vancouver to Squamish in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vancouver in March since evenings lows in Squamish dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Squamish

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Whistler

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hit the slopes at Whistler Blackcomb and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler day trip website.

Getting from Squamish to Whistler by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Squamish in March; daily highs in Whistler reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sun Peaks.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Parks

Sun Peaks

— 1 night
Sun Peaks is a mountain resort municipality in British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, then get a dose of the wild on Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures, and then relax and rejuvenate at Sun Peaks Spa.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sun Peaks tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Whistler to Sun Peaks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Whistler in March, expect nights in Sun Peaks to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nakusp.

Things to do in Sun Peaks

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Nakusp

— 1 night
The Village of Nakusp is a village located on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, a portion of the Columbia River, in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. On the 13th (Sat), look for gifts at Jennifer Chocolates, look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfront Walkway, then walk around McDonald Creek Provincial Park, and finally take in the natural beauty of Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets, and Campground.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nakusp trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sun Peaks to Nakusp in 5 hours. Traveling from Sun Peaks in March, you will find days in Nakusp are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Nakusp

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Kelowna

— 2 nights

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 14th (Sun), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then learn about winemaking at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Quails' Gate Winery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna travel route builder.

Drive from Nakusp to Kelowna in 4 hours. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.