38 days in British Columbia Itinerary

38 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vancouver
— 4 nights
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
3
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
4
Courtenay, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
5
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
6
Clearwater
— 4 nights
7
Yoho National Park
— 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spanish Banks and Kitsilano Beach. Visiting Grouse Mountain and Vancouver Seawall will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Vancouver to Whistler to see Lost Lake about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around Stanley Park, admire all the interesting features of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, and explore the activities along English Bay.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver trip maker app.

London, UK to Vancouver is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Vancouver, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Lost Lake
Highlights from your plan
Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Grouse Mountain ©
Grouse Mountain
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Cowichan Valley trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Maple Leaf Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and stop by Russell Books.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria tour builder website.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Vancouver in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Victoria, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. You will leave for Tofino on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Cowichan Valley trail
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Kayaking & Canoeing
Victoria Butterfly Gardens ©
Victoria Butterfly Gardens

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Long Beach and Rainforest Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Clayoquot Sound. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Cove, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Dockside Smoked Fish Store, and stroll through Chesterman Beach.

Discover how to plan a Tofino trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Victoria to Tofino in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Courtenay.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail

4
nights
Courtenay, Vancouver Island

Courtenay ©
Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beaver Lodge Forest Land and Courtenay & District Memorial Outdoor Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Kin Beach Provincial Park and Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Courtenay: Campbell River (Holly Hill Farm & Rotary Sea Walk). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Gardens on Anderton, browse the exhibits of I-Hos Gallery, and look for gifts at Uptown Yarns.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Courtenay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Courtenay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in August, expect nights in Courtenay to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Courtenay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Campbell River, Comox, Vancouver Island
Highlights from your plan
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park ©
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
Kin Beach Provincial Park ©
Kin Beach Provincial Park
China Beach ©
China Beach

4
nights
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Ucluelet ©
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Grove and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step off the beaten path and head to MacMillan Provincial Park and Amphitrite Point Lighthouse. There's much more to do: trek along Wild Pacific Trail, stop by Image West Gifts, and see what you can catch with Hot Pursuit Salmon & Halibut Charters.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ucluelet trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Courtenay to Ucluelet takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ucluelet can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Port Alberni
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove
Kayaking & Canoeing
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail

4
nights
Clearwater

Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helmcken Falls and Spahat Falls. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Dawson Falls. The adventure continues: hike along Moul Falls Trail, get outside with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc., and take in the dramatic scenery at Wells Gray Provincial Park.

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Fly from Ucluelet to Clearwater in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Ucluelet in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Clearwater, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Moul Falls Trail ©
Moul Falls Trail

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Lake O' Hara. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Wapta Falls will get you outdoors. Step out of Yoho National Park with an excursion to Columbia River in Golden--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Burgess Shale, trek along Iceline Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yoho National Park day trip planning app.

Drive from Clearwater to Yoho National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Clearwater in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Yoho National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Golden
Highlights from your plan
Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort ©
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

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