55 days in British Columbia Itinerary

55 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip planner

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Vancouver
— 5 nights
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North Vancouver
— 5 nights
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Squamish
— 3 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pemberton
— 4 nights
Drive
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100 Mile House
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prince George
— 2 nights
Fly
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Penticton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Golden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hope
— 2 nights
Drive
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Langley City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Powell River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Richmond
— 2 nights
Fly
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Tofino
— 4 nights
Drive
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Victoria
— 6 nights
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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.
Bring the kids along to Stanley Park and Vancouver Seawall. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the engaging exhibits at Science World, and wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Vancouver. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to North Vancouver.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

North Vancouver

— 5 nights
Although officially a separate city, North Vancouver is actually a suburban area of Vancouver on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, a shallow-sided fjord.
Bring the kids along to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Lynn Canyon Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around North Vancouver: Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park (in Keats Island), Roberts Creek (Mystique Andalusians, Farm Ventures, &more) and Lafarge Lake (in Coquitlam). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, relax and rejuvenate at Momentum Bodywork and Massage, admire the majestic nature at Mount Seymour Provincial Park, and see some colorful creatures with Sea Dragon Charters.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our North Vancouver trip planner.

North Vancouver is just a stone's throw from Vancouver. March in North Vancouver sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Squamish.

Things to do in North Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Squamish

— 3 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.
Attractions like Stawamus Chief Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Britannia Mine Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Squamish Estuary, walk around Murrin Provincial Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Queen of Peace Monastery.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Squamish road trip planner.

Drive from North Vancouver to Squamish in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from North Vancouver in March, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Squamish. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Squamish

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whistler

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Whistler Blackcomb and Whistler Olympic Park. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Whistler trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Squamish to Whistler takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Squamish in March; daily highs in Whistler reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pemberton.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Pemberton

— 4 nights
Pemberton is a village municipality north of Whistler in the Pemberton Valley of British Columbia in Canada, with a population of 2,192. Kids will enjoy Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and Duffy Lake Road. Get out of town with these interesting Pemberton side-trips: Lillooet (The Old Suspension Bridge & Seton Lake), Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park (in Lytton) and Duffey Lake Provincial Park (in D'Arcy). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: have fun at Whistler Shooting Adventures, cruise along Sea to Sky Highway, relax in the rural setting at Dreamcatcher Meadows, and stroll through Adventure on Horseback.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pemberton day trip site.

Pemberton is just a stone's throw from Whistler. March in Pemberton sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to 100 Mile House.

Things to do in Pemberton

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

100 Mile House

— 2 nights
100 Mile House is a town and district municipality located in the South Cariboo region of central British Columbia, Canada.History100 Mile House was originally known as Bridge Creek House, named after the creek running through the area. On the 30th (Tue), walk around Green Lake Provincial Park, then examine the collection at Clinton Museum, then steep yourself in history at 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site, and finally ski along the peaceful trails at 100 Mile Nordics. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Mt Timothy Recreation Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the 100 Mile House trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pemberton to 100 Mile House by car takes about 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pemberton in March: high temperatures in 100 Mile House hover around 5°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Prince George.

Things to do in 100 Mile House

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Prince George

— 2 nights
Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia, Canada, and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.HistoryThe origins of Prince George can be traced to the North West Company fur trading post of Fort George, which was established in 1807 by Simon Fraser and named in honour of King George III. The post was centred in the centuries-old homeland of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, whose very name means "people of the confluence of the two rivers."1800sThroughout the 19th century Fort George remained unchanged, while Fort St. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at The Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre, walk around Paddlewheel Park, walk around Cottonwood Island Nature Park, then ski along the peaceful trails at Caledonia Nordic Ski Club, and finally stroll around Moore's Meadow Park. On your second day here, stroll around Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park (Fort George Park), stop by Tops and Bottoms, Bras-That-Fit, then explore the world behind art at Two Rivers Gallery, then stroll around Connaught Hill Park, and finally stroll through Purden Ski Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prince George vacation planning tool.

Getting from 100 Mile House to Prince George by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from 100 Mile House, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prince George, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Penticton.

Things to do in Prince George

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Penticton

— 4 nights

The Peach City

Roughly translated from the Okanagan language, Penticton means "a place to stay forever," and it's not hard to see why.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Big White Ski Resort and 3 Phase Adventures. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penticton: Osoyoos (Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Okanagan Art Gallery, &more), Peachland Art Gallery (in Peachland) and Kelowna (Meadow Vista Honey Wines, Crawford Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Apex Mountain Resort, take in the exciting artwork at Tumbleweed Gallery, make a trip to The Book Shop, and get engrossed in the history at Peachland Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Penticton trip builder website.

You can fly from Prince George to Penticton in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Prince George, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Penticton, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Golden.

Things to do in Penticton

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Golden

— 3 nights
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Explore Golden's surroundings by going to Yoho National Park (Paget Peak, Burgess Shale, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Golden Nordic Ski Club and take advantage of the amenities at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Golden online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Penticton to Golden takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Penticton to Golden is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Penticton in April: highs in Golden hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hope.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Hope

— 2 nights
Hope is a district municipality at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. On the 10th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Art Walk, admire all the interesting features of The Farm House Natural Cheeses, head outdoors with Sasquatch Country Adventures, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Harrison Lake & Hot Springs, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Hemlock Mountain Coffee Co., and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hope Friendship Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Deroche General Store, take in the exciting artwork at Hope Arts Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Othello Tunnels, and finally stroll around Skagit Valley Provincial Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hope online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Golden to Hope takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Golden in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°C in Hope. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Langley City.

Things to do in Hope

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Langley City

— 5 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Campbell Valley Regional Park and 32 Vedder River Rotary Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Langley City: Traboulay Poco Trail (in Port Coquitlam), Golden Ears Provincial Park (in Maple Ridge) and Leghorn Ranch (in Pitt Meadows).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Langley City trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Hope to Langley City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Powell River.

Things to do in Langley City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Powell River

— 2 nights
Powell River is a city on the northern Sunshine Coast of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. On the 17th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Powell River Historical Museum & Archives, then trek along Sunshine Coast Shuttle, and finally take a memorable tour with Footprint Nature Explorations. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Creative Rift Studio & Gallery, take in the waterfront at Powell River Westview Harbour, view the masterpieces at Artique, then pick up some local products at Powell River Farmers' Market, and finally walk around Okeover Arm Provincial Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Powell River trip app.

You can drive from Langley City to Powell River in 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Langley City in April: highs in Powell River hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Powell River

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Richmond

— 2 nights
On the fringe of greater Vancouver, the city of Richmond has a reputation as one of Canada's greatest melting pots.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the galleries of Cheryl's Trading Post, identify plant and animal life at Redwood Park, then walk around Blackie Spit Park, then steep yourself in history at Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, and finally let little ones run wild at Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Lipont Place, identify plant and animal life at Owl Orphaned Wildlife, then relax and rejuvenate at Ladner Leisure Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and finally see KJ Limousine Services.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Richmond day trip app.

Traveling by car from Powell River to Richmond takes 5 hours. Traveling from Powell River in April, expect much warmer with lows of 7°C in Richmond. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trips

Tofino

— 4 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.
Attractions like Long Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Reflecting Spirit Gallery). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Schooner Cove.

Plan my day in Tofino using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Richmond to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of subway, bus, and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Tofino are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Victoria

— 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.
Attractions like Royal BC Museum and Inner Harbour make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Victoria's surroundings by going to Sidney (Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, Mary Winspear Centre, &more) and Sooke (Aylard Farm, East Sooke Regional Park, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Beacon Hill Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, ponder the world of politics at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and see the interesting displays at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Victoria trip maker app.

Getting from Tofino to Victoria by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. April in Victoria sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.

Okanagan Valley travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Parks
British Columbia's wine country, Okanagan Valley benefits from a dry and sunny climate, which makes it a favorable place for both growing fruit and taking outdoorsy vacations. Scenic vineyards and photogenic hillside orchards aren't the only reason to take a trip to Okanagan Valley, as this area also boasts many golf courses, hiking trails, sandy beaches, and plenty of snow in the winter for those looking to indulge in some colder-weather sports. The area's largest city, Kelowna provides a good base for Okanagan Valley holidays, offering all the amenities of a big city without actually being one.

Kootenay Rockies travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Ski Areas · Bodies of Water
Advertised as "British Columbia's Mountain Playground," pristine Kootenay Rockies impress visitors with their snowy peaks, rising out of a landscape that includes deep valleys, alpine forests, and foaming rivers. In this area of scenic natural beauty, holidays in Kootenay Rockies remain an ideal option for nature lovers of all ages. You could spend your entire vacation gazing up at the humbling peaks, oblivious to the fact that this area remains Canada's premier destination for hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. With the great outdoors so epic, it's not surprising the mountains draw adventurers from every corner of the world. Relaxing pursuits in the Kootenays include fishing, golfing, and touring tiny heritage towns and thriving artist communities.

Langley travel guide

3.8
Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards
The City of Langley is a municipality in the Metro Vancouver Regional District. It lies directly east of the City of Surrey, adjacent to the Cloverdale area, and surrounded on the north, east and south by the Township of Langley.HistoryEarly European settlement in the area was known as "Innes Corners" ; in 1911, the area became known as "Langley Prairie", part of the Township of Langley a.k.a. Langley Township since 1873. Owing to its more urban development and related needs, the City of Langley decided to separate and incorporate as a separate municipality on March 15, 1955.City PlanRoad NetworkLangley City follows the same block system as its neighbouring Township of Langley as well as other Districts in the Fraser Valley, where Streets run North-South, and Avenues run East-West.Development BarriersMany natural and artificial barriers prevent Langley City from following a complete tidy grid: The land governed by the City is not a rectangle but an uneven shape with "cut-out" corners. Fraser Highway intersects the City at an approximate 45 degree angle North West to South East, mirrored by Glover Road which enters the city North East to South West. The Nicomekl River flows through the middle of the city East to West. Railroad tracks run across the north of the City. This has affected development in a number of ways, for example the Langley Bypass turns 45 degrees in the North-West, tracing the boundary outline since it was constructed by the City and could not go over the boundary into the Langley Township. Many streets come to an abrupt halt when reaching the river and continue on the other side without a connecting bridge. Roads such as Douglas Crescent, Logan Avenue, and Eastleigh Crescent parallel the 45 degree angles of Fraser Highway and Glover Road, almost proposing an alternative grid at an angle which conflicts with the grid in place. Even Grade Crescent, which is much further south than these roads, follows this same angle, demonstrating the impact Fraser Highway had on the development of Langley.

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Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.8
Parks · National Parks · Breweries

Vancouver Island travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Just off Canada's far western coastline, Vancouver Island serves as a sprawling natural playground tailor-made for those looking to "get away from it all." For most visitors on a Vancouver Island vacation means exploring the many sandy beaches, gazing or photographing snowcapped mountains, picking up some adrenaline by biking down rugged trails, and hiking through some of the world's oldest and least-spoiled rainforests. If that doesn't fill up your Vancouver Island itinerary, head to Cowichan Valley, a picture-perfect place ideal for foodies and wine lovers. For modern attractions and a bit of island sophistication, visit Victoria, provincial capital with a distinctly Mediterranean climate.