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
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
+5
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Tram + Fly + Bus:  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.
Granville Island and Museum of Anthropology are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Kitsilano Beach and Vancouver Seawall. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at English Bay Beach, stroll through Wreck Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Conservatory.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver online itinerary maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Vancouver is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Vancouver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 51°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lighthouse Park
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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.
Get outdoors at Whistler Blackcomb and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore and learn at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Whistler Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Squamish Estuary in Squamish (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect Whistler to be a bit cooler, temps between 44°F and 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
You'll explore and learn at Dickens Sweets and British Museum and Inspired Arts and Gifts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Langley National Historic Site and Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple. Go for a jaunt from Chilliwack to Maple Ridge to see Lower Falls Trail about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, take in the exciting artwork at Doing Earth Pottery, and identify plant and animal life at Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chilliwack day trip 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chilliwack, with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lower Falls Trail, Fort Langley National Historic Site, Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Burgess Shale and Iceline Trail. There's still lots to do: trek along Paget Peak, explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hamilton Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yoho National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Chilliwack to Yoho National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chilliwack to Yoho National Park. Traveling from Chilliwack in March, things will get a bit cooler in Yoho National Park: highs are around 35°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Cox Bay Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pacific Rim National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Florencia Bay in Ucluelet (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park, stroll through Schooner Cove, and explore the galleries of Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tofino online route builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yoho National Park to Tofino in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yoho National Park to Tofino is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yoho National Park in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Tofino: highs are around 49°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at China Beach and Cape Scott Provincial Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Museum at Campbell River and Blue Moon Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Campbell River: Royston Seaside Trail (in Royston) and Mount Washington Alpine Resort (in Mount Washington). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Campbell River trip planner.

You can drive from Tofino to Campbell River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Campbell River can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Renfrew.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vancouver Island, Blue Moon Winery, Royston Seaside Trail, Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
China Beach ©
China Beach
The Museum at Campbell River ©
The Museum at Campbell River

1
night
Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island

Port Renfrew ©
On the 6th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Avatar Grove, then stroll through Sombrio Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Botanical Beach Provincial Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Renfrew road trip website.

Drive from Campbell River to Port Renfrew in 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Campbell River in April: high temperatures in Port Renfrew hover around 50°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Port Renfrew

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

5
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 Marshall-Inman Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Inner Harbour and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Stoney Hill Regional Park (in Genoa Bay) and Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park, Aylard Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Craigdarroch Castle, examine the collection at Miniature World, don't miss a visit to Old Victoria Custom House, and go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Port Renfrew to Victoria by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Port Renfrew in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Victoria, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sooke, Central Saanich, Stoney Hill Regional Park, Metchosin Pioneer Museum, 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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