32 days in British Columbia Itinerary

32 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia vacation 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park, Marshall-Inman Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, contemplate the long history of Craigdarroch Castle, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip maker tool.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Victoria is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Toronto in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): experience rural life at Seaview Game Farm and then cast your line with Slabrador Salmon Charters. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park, then browse the fresh offerings at Quadra Island Farmers' Market & Bazaar, and then step off the mainland to explore Discovery Islands.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Quathiaski Cove trip tool.

Drive from Victoria to Quathiaski Cove in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll around Okeover Arm Provincial Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with Beyond The Road Adventures, and then stroll around Inland Lake Provincial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Sunshine Coast Shuttle, take in the exciting artwork at Artique, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Willingdon Beach Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Townsite Brewing Inc.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Powell River trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Quathiaski Cove to Powell River by car takes about 3 hours. February in Powell River sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of -18°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time 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 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventure on Horseback and then cast your line with Pemberton Fish Finder. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Dreamcatcher Meadows, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take a memorable drive along Sea to Sky Highway.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pemberton attractions planner.

Drive from Powell River to Pemberton in 6 hours. Expect warmer evenings in Pemberton when traveling from Powell River in February, with lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Pemberton

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, trek along Whistler Valley Trail, and get outside with Vallea Lumina.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Whistler online road trip planner.

Whistler is just a stone's throw from Pemberton. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time 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: walk around Stanley Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, browse the exhibits of Museum of Anthropology, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver travel route planner.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, Vancouver is somewhat warmer than Whistler - with highs of 46°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to 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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): walk around Pinnacles Provincial Park, then tee off 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. Keep things going the next day: walk around LeBourdais Park and then make a trip to Quesnel's Little People Painted Fire Hydrants.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Quesnel trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Quesnel takes 7.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in February, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Quesnel: temperatures range from 31°F by day to 12°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rossland.

Things to do in Quesnel

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Golf

Rossland

— 2 nights
Rossland is a city in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): go for a walk through Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery, then explore the stunning scenery at Sinclair Canyon and the Redwall Fault, and then play a few rounds at Champion Lakes Golf Course. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Christina Lake, tee off at Christina Lake Golf Club, then browse the exhibits of Stephanie Gauvin Art Gallery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Rossland Beer Company.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rossland trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Quesnel to Rossland in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Quesnel in February, expect Rossland to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°F and 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nakusp.

Things to do in Rossland

Outdoors · Golf · 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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets, and Campground, browse the exhibits of Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kohan Reflection Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around McDonald Creek Provincial Park, then look for gifts at Jennifer Chocolates, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfront Walkway.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nakusp road trip website.

Getting from Rossland to Nakusp by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in February, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Enderby.

Things to do in Nakusp

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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 23rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Edge of the Earth Vineyard, walk around Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park, then see the interesting displays at Deep Creek Tool Museum, and finally get outside with Drift. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): 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 brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Farmstrong Cider.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Enderby trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nakusp to Enderby takes 3 hours. In February in Enderby, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough 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: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery (in Oliver), Skaha Lake Park (in Penticton) and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad (in Osoyoos). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery, take in breathtaking views at Myra Canyon Park, and make a trip to Shannon Lake Regional Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kelowna online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Enderby to Kelowna takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) 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