36 days in British Columbia Itinerary

36 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Fly to Calgary, Bus to Lake Louise Lakeshore, Taxi to Yoho National Park
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Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
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Kelowna
— 5 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Vancouver, Bus to Whistler
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Whistler
— 6 nights
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Vancouver
— 9 nights
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Yoho National Park

— 4 nights
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.
When in Yoho National Park, make a side trip to see Stanley Glacier in Kootenay National Park, approximately Kootenay National Park away. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, steep yourself in history at Burgess Shale, hike along Iceline Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paget Peak.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yoho National Park trip maker app.

Toronto to Yoho National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in Yoho National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kelowna

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Myra Canyon Park and The Book Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Parsons Fruit Stand (in Keremeos), Osoyoos (Horseback Riding Tours & Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad) and Skaha Lake Park (in Penticton). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get engrossed in the history at Peachland Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kelowna trip planner.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Kelowna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yoho National Park to Kelowna due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy The Butchart Gardens and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victoria: Sooke (Cheanuh Marina, East Sooke Regional Park, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, walk around Beacon Hill Park, and ponder the world of politics at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Victoria day trip tool.

You can fly from Kelowna to Victoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Pacific Rim National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay, Wild Pacific Trail, &more). On the 7th (Mon), hike the day away at West Coast Trail. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cox Bay Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, and look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tofino vacation planner.

You can fly from Victoria to Tofino in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Whistler

— 6 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.
Attractions like Whistler Blackcomb and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Whistler: Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre Teahouse (in Brackendale) and Stawamus Chief Park (in Squamish). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire all the interesting features of Sea to Sky Highway, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tofino to Whistler takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Tofino in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Whistler, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 9 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.
Bring the kids along to Stanley Park and Vancouver Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Granville Island, admire the natural beauty at Queen Elizabeth Park, stop by Gastown, and stroll through Kitsilano Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Vancouver. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

British Columbia travel guide

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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.