32 days in British Columbia Itinerary

32 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip planner

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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
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Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island
— 2 nights
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Powell River
— 2 nights
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Pemberton
— 2 nights
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Whistler
— 4 nights
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Vancouver
— 5 nights
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Quesnel
— 2 nights
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Rossland
— 2 nights
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Nakusp
— 2 nights
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Enderby
— 2 nights
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Kelowna
— 4 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 4 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.
Explore Victoria's surroundings by going to Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park, Marshall-Inman Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and walk around Beacon Hill Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria vacation site.

Toronto to Victoria is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Toronto to Victoria, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get slightly colder in Victoria: highs are around 22°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Quathiaski Cove.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island

— 2 nights
Quathiaski Cove is a settlement on Quadra Island in British Columbia. On the 11th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Seaview Game Farm and then see what you can catch with Slabrador Salmon Charters. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park, then indulge your taste buds at Quadra Island Farmers' Market & Bazaar, and then step off the mainland to explore Discovery Islands.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Quathiaski Cove trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Victoria to Quathiaski Cove in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Powell River.

Things to do in Quathiaski Cove

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Powell River

— 2 nights
Powell River is a city on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. On the 13th (Fri), walk around Okeover Arm Provincial Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Beyond The Road Adventures, and then stroll around Inland Lake Provincial Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sunshine Coast Shuttle, take in the exciting artwork at Artique, then hike along Willingdon Beach Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Townsite Brewing Inc.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Powell River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quathiaski Cove to Powell River takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Powell River can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pemberton.

Things to do in Powell River

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pemberton

— 2 nights
Pemberton is a village municipality north of Whistler in the Pemberton Valley of British Columbia in Canada, with a population of 2,192. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore by horseback at Adventure on Horseback and then take a memorable tour with Pemberton Fish Finder. On your second day here, experience rural life at Dreamcatcher Meadows, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take a memorable drive along Sea to Sky Highway.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Pemberton online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Powell River to Pemberton takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Powell River in August: highs in Pemberton hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Pemberton

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Whistler

— 4 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.
Whistler is known for adventure, winter sports, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head outdoors with Vallea Lumina, explore the galleries of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and walk around Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Whistler travel route website.

Whistler is just a stone's throw from Pemberton. When traveling from Pemberton in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Whistler: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Vancouver

— 5 nights

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, head off the coast to Granville Island, and take a stroll through Gastown.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Whistler in August since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Quesnel.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Quesnel

— 2 nights
Quesnel is a small city that is part of the Cariboo District of British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): walk around Pinnacles Provincial Park, play a few rounds at Richbar Golf and Gardens, then stop by Cariboo Keepsakes, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Quesnel's Historic Fraser River Foot Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): walk around LeBourdais Park and then don't miss a visit to Quesnel's Little People Painted Fire Hydrants.

For photos and other tourist information, read Quesnel day trip site.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Quesnel takes 7.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vancouver in August since evenings lows in Quesnel dip to 10°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rossland.

Things to do in Quesnel

Parks · Shopping · Golf · Outdoors

Rossland

— 2 nights
Rossland is a city in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): savor the flavors at Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery, then take in breathtaking views at Sinclair Canyon and the Redwall Fault, and then tee off at Champion Lakes Golf Course. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Christina Lake, play a few rounds at Christina Lake Golf Club, then view the masterpieces at Stephanie Gauvin Art Gallery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rossland Beer Company.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rossland trip planner.

Drive from Quesnel to Rossland in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Quesnel in August: high temperatures in Rossland hover around 34°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nakusp.

Things to do in Rossland

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Nakusp

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets, and Campground, then pause for some photo ops at Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, and then admire the natural beauty at Kohan Reflection Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around McDonald Creek Provincial Park, stop by Jennifer Chocolates, and then identify plant and animal life at Waterfront Walkway.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nakusp trip planner.

Getting from Rossland to Nakusp by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Nakusp can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Enderby.

Things to do in Nakusp

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Enderby

— 2 nights
The City of Enderby is in the North Okanagan region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, between Armstrong and Salmon Arm. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): do a tasting at Edge of the Earth Vineyard, stroll around Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park, then examine the collection at Deep Creek Tool Museum, and finally get outside with Drift. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Chocoliro Finest Chocolate, admire the masterpieces at Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery, then relax in the rural setting at Armstrong Asparagus Farm, and finally sample the fine beverages at Farmstrong Cider.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Enderby holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nakusp to Enderby takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Enderby are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Enderby

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Kelowna

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kelowna: Skaha Lake Park (in Penticton), Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad (in Osoyoos) and Burrowing Owl Estate Winery (in Oliver). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in breathtaking views at Myra Canyon Park, learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art, and relax in the rural setting at Arion Therapeutic Farm.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna route site.

Traveling by car from Enderby to Kelowna takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.

Quadra Island travel guide

4.5
Kayaking & Canoeing · Parks · Lighthouses