45 days in British Columbia Itinerary

45 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia tour planner

Make it your trip
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Burnaby
— 1 night
Taxi to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Ferry to Nanaimo
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Nanaimo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tofino
— 1 day
Drive
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Port Alberni
— 1 day
Drive
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Nanaimo
— 1 night
Ferry to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Taxi to Squamish
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Squamish
— 2 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 2 nights
Bus to Vancouver City Center, Fly to Clearwater
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Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive
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Field
— 1 night
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Revelstoke
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nakusp
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hope
— 22 nights
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Vancouver
— 2 nights

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Burnaby

— 1 night
Burnaby is a city in British Columbia, Canada, located immediately to the east of Vancouver. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ceperley House.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Burnaby trip builder website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Vancouver International Airport, Abbotsford International Airport, Nanaimo International Air And Space Port / RCAF Nanaimo Base and Victoria International Airport. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Burnaby

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Nanaimo

— 3 nights

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Inner Harbour. There's more to do: make a trip to The Worldly Gourmet Kitchen Store.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nanaimo trip planner.

Getting from Burnaby to Nanaimo by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight. June in Nanaimo sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tofino

— 1 day
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.
You've now added Ucluelet Aquarium to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): kick back and relax at Long Beach and then see the interesting displays at Ucluelet Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tofino trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Nanaimo to Tofino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nanaimo in July, expect Tofino to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Alberni.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Port Alberni

— 1 day
Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Port Alberni has a total population of 17,743, and a census agglomeration area of 25,396.Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. Cathedral Grove has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, steep yourself in history at McLean Mill Historic Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove.

Find out how to plan Port Alberni trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Tofino to Port Alberni in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tofino in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Port Alberni: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Port Alberni

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nanaimo

— 1 night

Harbor City

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nanaimo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Alberni to Nanaimo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Port Alberni, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nanaimo, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Squamish.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Squamish

— 2 nights

Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada

Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Britannia Mine Museum, take an in-depth tour of Railway Museum of British Columbia, and then immerse yourself in nature at Alice Lake Provincial Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Squamish trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nanaimo to Squamish takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Nanaimo, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Squamish, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 55°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Squamish

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Whistler

— 2 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.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Whistler travel planner.

Traveling by car from Squamish to Whistler takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Transportation · Parks · Winter Sports

Clearwater

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wells Gray Adventures as well as River Safari. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Wells Gray Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around North Thompson River Provincial Park, look for all kinds of wild species at River Safari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helmcken Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Clearwater road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Clearwater in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Whistler in July, Clearwater is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Field.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Field

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emerald Lake as well as Natural Bridge. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge and then explore the activities along Emerald Lake.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Field travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Field takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Clearwater to Field is 1 hour. In July, Field is a bit cooler than Clearwater - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. You will leave for Revelstoke on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Field

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Revelstoke

— 2 nights
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
You've now added The Enchanted Forest to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Three Valley Gap Ghost Town, take a peaceful walk through The Enchanted Forest, and then get outside with Skytrek Adventure Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Revelstoke National Park, then examine the collection at Revelstoke Railway Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Moses Falls.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Revelstoke holiday site.

Getting from Field to Revelstoke by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Field in July; daily highs in Revelstoke reach 79°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nakusp.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Nakusp

— 3 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. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Jennifer Chocolates, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfront Walkway, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets, and Campground, and finally stroll around McDonald Creek Provincial Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nakusp trip planner.

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Nakusp takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Kelowna.

Things to do in Nakusp

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kelowna

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Knox Mountain Park and then explore the activities along Lake Okanagan. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then do a tasting at Frequency Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, and finally stop by Meadow Vista Honey Wines.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kelowna trip planner.

You can drive from Nakusp to Kelowna in 4 hours. You'll set off for Hope on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Hope

— 22 nights
Hope is a district municipality at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cultus Lake Adventure Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Chilliwack (Chaos & Solace Craft Brewing Company, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more), Princeton (Allison Lake Provincial Park, China Ridge Trails, &more) and Harrison Hot Springs (Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake, Harrison Lake & Hot Springs, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Othello Tunnels, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, and relax in the rural setting at Honeyview Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hope online tour planner.

You can drive from Kelowna to Hope in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Hope, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Vancouver.

Things to do in Hope

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 2 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.
You've now added Harbour Air Seaplanes to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, take a stroll through Gastown, then look for gifts at Six Hundred Four, and finally get outside with Harbour Air Seaplanes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver online trip planner.

You can drive from Hope to Vancouver in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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.

Yoho National Park travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
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. With outstanding hiking and sightseeing opportunities, this park--the smallest of the four in the Canadian Rockies--remains one of the country's least spoiled natural areas. A trip to Yoho National Park allows you to experience true wilderness just a two-hour drive west of Calgary. In the winter, the park is an ideal place to ice climb and ski. Warmer months ensure plenty of chances to camp, hike, bike, kayak, and mountain climb.