3 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

3 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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Ladysmith
— 1 day
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Duncan
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Lake Cowichan
— 1 night
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Port Renfrew
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Sooke
— 1 night
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Ladysmith

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Ladysmith, originally Oyster Harbour, is a town located on the 49th parallel on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Chemainus Valley Museum, look for gifts at Silver Mine on Chemainus, then take in the exciting artwork at Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, then tee off at Ladysmith Golf Club, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bayview Framing & Art.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ladysmith trip itinerary app.

Nanaimo to Ladysmith is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Nanaimo in November since evenings lows in Ladysmith dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duncan.

Things to do in Ladysmith

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Golf

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Duncan

Duncan is a city on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Plan a Duncan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Duncan is just a short distance from Ladysmith. Traveling from Ladysmith in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Duncan, with lows of 1°C. You'll set off for Lake Cowichan on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Duncan

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Lake Cowichan

— 1 night
Lake Cowichan,, is a town located on the east end of Cowichan Lake and, by highway, is 27km west of Duncan, British Columbia. To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lake Cowichan road trip website.

Lake Cowichan is just a stone's throw from Duncan. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Port Renfrew.

Things to do in Lake Cowichan

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Port Renfrew

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Renfrew holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Cowichan to Port Renfrew takes 1.5 hours. In November in Port Renfrew, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Sooke.

Things to do in Port Renfrew

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Sooke

— 1 night
Sooke is a district municipality situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. On the 7th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Barking Dog Studio, then sample the fine beverages at Sheringham Distillery, then kick back and relax at Sandcut Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Sheringham Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Aylard Farm and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sooke Oceanside Brewery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sooke road trip planner.

Getting from Port Renfrew to Sooke by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Port Renfrew in November: high temperatures in Sooke hover around 11°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sooke

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vancouver Island travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Just off Canada's far western coastline, Vancouver Island serves as a sprawling natural playground tailor-made for those looking to "get away from it all." For most visitors on a Vancouver Island vacation means exploring the many sandy beaches, gazing or photographing snowcapped mountains, picking up some adrenaline by biking down rugged trails, and hiking through some of the world's oldest and least-spoiled rainforests. If that doesn't fill up your Vancouver Island itinerary, head to Cowichan Valley, a picture-perfect place ideal for foodies and wine lovers. For modern attractions and a bit of island sophistication, visit Victoria, provincial capital with a distinctly Mediterranean climate.