28 days in British Columbia Itinerary

28 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Whistler
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Chilliwack
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Quadra Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Visit Kitsilano Beach and Wreck Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Granville Island Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at English Bay Beach, and walk around Stanley Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip builder app.

Minneapolis, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Vancouver due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Vancouver at 51°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lighthouse Park
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

4
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.
Whistler Museum and Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Whistler Blackcomb and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Squamish (Squamish Estuary & Nature & Wildlife Tours). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get into the urban bustle at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Whistler route website.

Getting from Vancouver to Whistler by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in March, with highs in Whistler at 44°F and lows at 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Squamish
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Zipline
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Chilliwack

Mid-sized Chilliwack serves as a convenient day-trip idea from Vancouver, located just 100 km (60 mi) to the west.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve. Appreciate the collections at Dickens Sweets and British Museum and Doing Earth Pottery. Get out of town with these interesting Chilliwack side-trips: Lower Falls Trail (in Maple Ridge) and Fort Langley National Historic Site (in Fort Langley). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, take in the exciting artwork at Inspired Arts and Gifts, and steep yourself in history at Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chilliwack vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Chilliwack takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chilliwack, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lower Falls Trail, Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple, Fort Langley National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lower Falls Trail ©
Lower Falls Trail
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Fort Langley National Historic Site

2
nights
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Get outdoors at Burgess Shale and Paget Peak. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceline Trail, explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hamilton Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chilliwack to Yoho National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chilliwack in March, expect Yoho National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Burgess Shale ©
Burgess Shale
Paget Peak ©
Paget Peak
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Long Beach and Chesterman Beach. Relax by the water at Cox Bay Beach and Schooner Cove. Take a break from Tofino with a short trip to Florencia Bay in Ucluelet, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park, view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and trek along Pacific Rim National Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tofino itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yoho National Park to Tofino in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yoho National Park to Tofino. Traveling from Yoho National Park in March, expect Tofino to be a bit warmer, temps between 49°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quadra Island.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Florencia Bay
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Quadra Island

Quadra Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Discovery Islands, thenstroll around Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park, and then see the interesting displays at Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Quadra Island online trip planner.

You can drive from Tofino to Quadra Island in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Campbell River.

Things to do in Quadra Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park ©
Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park
Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre ©
Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre
Discovery Islands ©
Discovery Islands

2
nights
Campbell River, Vancouver Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Nymph Falls Nature Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cape Scott Provincial Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Campbell River online attractions planner.

Getting from Quadra Island to Campbell River by car takes about an hour. In March in Campbell River, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Port Renfrew.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vancouver Island, Nymph Falls Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
China Beach ©
China Beach
Cape Scott Provincial Park
Cape Scott Provincial Park

1
night
Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island

Port Renfrew ©
On the 1st (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Avatar Grove, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrio Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Botanical Beach Provincial Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Renfrew trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Port Renfrew takes 4 hours. Traveling from Campbell River in March, you will find days in Port Renfrew are a bit cooler (36°F), and nights are much colder (15°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Port Renfrew

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Beach Provincial Park ©
Botanical Beach Provincial Park
Sombrio Beach ©
Sombrio Beach
Avatar Grove ©
Avatar Grove

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Royal BC Museum and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Escape the urban bustle at Inner Harbour and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Symphony Vineyard (in Saanichton), Sooke (Marshall-Inman Gallery, East Sooke Regional Park, &more) and Stoney Hill Regional Park (in Genoa Bay). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, get engrossed in the history at Metchosin Pioneer Museum, go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Eagle Feather Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Victoria driving holiday planner.

Getting from Port Renfrew to Victoria by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Port Renfrew in April since evenings lows in Victoria dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sooke, Central Saanich, Metchosin Pioneer Museum, Symphony Vineyard, Hatley Park National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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