22 days in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains & Vancouver Island Itinerary

22 days in Vancouver, Coast & Mountains & Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Fly
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tofino
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Campbell River
— 3 nights
Drive
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Qualicum Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Duncan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sooke
— 3 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Whistler
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Whistler
— 4 nights
Bus to Burrard Station, Fly to Paris CDG

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Vancouver

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.
Visit Crescent Beach and Spanish Banks for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary and False Creek. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Owl Orphaned Wildlife (in Delta) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Richmond). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, grab your bike and head to West Dyke Recreational Trail, and admire the striking features of Bloedel Conservatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vancouver tour planner.

Paris, France to Vancouver is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Vancouver, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Crescent Beach ©
Must see
Crescent Beach
4.5
©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.3

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Tofino Brewing Company. Get outdoors at Schooner Cove and Cox Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tofino side-trips: Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rainforest Trail, explore the galleries of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Henry's Carving Shed.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tofino road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in April, you will find days in Tofino are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Cox Bay Beach ©
Must see
Cox Bay Beach
5.0
Schooner Cove ©
Must see
Schooner Cove
4.9

3
nights
Campbell River

Salmon Capital of the World

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Step out of the city life by going to Air Park and Nymph Falls Nature Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Royston Seaside Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Wayward Distillery in Courtenay (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Elk Falls Provincial Park, get interesting insight from Sea Beyond Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lodge Forest Land, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Holly Hill Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Campbell River online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Campbell River can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Campbell River

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9
Air Park ©
Historic Walking Area
Air Park
4.8

3
nights
Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre and Cathedral Grove. Get in touch with nature at Adventuress Sea Kayaking and Moorecroft Regional Park. When in Qualicum Beach, make a side trip to see Twin City Brewing in Port Alberni, approximately Port Alberni away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, experience rural life at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, stroll around Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, and explore the activities along Englishman River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Qualicum Beach travel app.

Drive from Campbell River to Qualicum Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Duncan.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Duncan

Duncan is a city on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Stoney Hill Regional Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Raptors, then identify plant and animal life at Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society, and finally appreciate the history behind Duncan Totem Poles. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Prevost, get interesting insight from Wilderness Kayaking Co, and then make a trip to Cowichan-Chemainus Historic Scenic Route.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Duncan planner.

Drive from Qualicum Beach to Duncan in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Duncan can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sooke.

Things to do in Duncan

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
The Raptors ©
Must see
The Raptors
4.8
Mount Prevost ©
Mountain
Mount Prevost
4.9

3
nights
Sooke

Sooke is a district municipality situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and French Beach Provincial Park. Get outdoors at East Sooke Regional Park and Quimper Park. Change things up with a short trip to Botanical Beach Provincial Park in Port Renfrew (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Aylard Farm, and relax in the rural setting at Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sooke itinerary planner.

You can drive from Duncan to Sooke in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Duncan in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sooke: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Sooke

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Peak to Creek and Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Whistler Train Wreck Trail and Nairn Falls Provincial Park. When in Whistler, make a side trip to see Parasailing & Paragliding in Pemberton, approximately Pemberton away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, have fun at Whistler Sliding Centre, get outside with Whistler Village Sports, and trek along Harmony Lake Trail.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sooke to Whistler in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sooke in May: highs in Whistler hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Peak to Creek ©
Must see
Peak to Creek
4.8
Nairn Falls Provincial Park
National Park
Nairn Falls Provincial Park
4.6

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