57 days in British Columbia Itinerary

57 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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1
Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
2
Kelowna
— 7 nights
3
Chilliwack
— 7 nights
4
Whistler
— 8 nights
5
Vancouver
— 8 nights
6
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
7
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
8
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights

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.
Take a break from Yoho National Park with a short trip to Columbia Ice Field in Jasper, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Emerald Lake, admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, trek along Wapta Falls, and stroll through Paget Peak.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yoho National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Toronto to Yoho National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Yoho National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, you will find days in Yoho National Park are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Columbia Ice Field
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Ice Field ©
Columbia Ice Field
Burgess Shale ©
Burgess Shale
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

7
nights
Kelowna

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. Visit Powell Beach and Boyce-Gyro Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Vernon (Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, Kal Beach, &more), Summerland (Back Door Winery, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, &more) and Penticton (Skaha Lake Park & Three Mile Beach). There's more to do: do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery and stroll through Gellatly Bay Aquatic Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kelowna trip planner.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Kelowna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Summerland, West Kelowna, Vernon, Naramata, Peachland
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Quails' Gate Winery ©
Quails' Gate Winery
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

7
nights
Chilliwack

Mid-sized Chilliwack serves as a convenient day-trip idea from Vancouver, located just 100 km (60 mi) to the west.
Head to Birchwood Dairy Farm and Abbotsford Art Gallery Ltdfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Clayburn Village Museum and Trethewey House Heritage Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Howard Wong Farms (in Abbotsford), Fort Langley (Brae Island Regional Park & Fort Langley National Historic Site) and Lower Falls Trail (in Maple Ridge). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along 32 Vedder River Rotary Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and admire the majestic nature at Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chilliwack trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Chilliwack takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chilliwack are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Abbotsford, Fort Langley, Hope, Westminster Abbey, Lower Falls Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve ©
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Fort Langley National Historic Site ©
Fort Langley National Historic Site

8
nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre or Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont. Change things up with these side-trips from Whistler: Princess Louisa Inlet (in Malibu), Squamish Estuary (in Squamish) and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park (in Pemberton). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Whistler trip planner.

You can drive from Chilliwack to Whistler in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Whistler can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Princess Louisa Inlet, Squamish Estuary, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre ©
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
Princess Louisa Inlet ©
Princess Louisa Inlet

8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Vancouver Downtown. For shopping fun, head to Museum of Anthropology or Karen Cooper Gallery. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, stroll through Spanish Banks, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and stroll around Stanley Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Highlights from your plan
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Chesterman Beach and Schooner Cove. Head to Mark Penney Gallery and House of Himwitsafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tofino: Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Pacific Rim Distilling, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wickaninnish Beach, and view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tofino online visit planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Tofino to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ucluelet, Wickaninnish Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

6
nights
Campbell River, Vancouver Island

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Head to Spirits of the West Coast Native Art Gallery and Coombs Wooden Shoe Dutch Import Storefor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum at Campbell River and Blue Moon Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park (in Heriot Bay), Air Park (in Courtenay) and Royston Seaside Trail (in Royston). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at China Beach, identify plant and animal life at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, brush up on your military savvy at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Campbell River tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Tofino in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Campbell River: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Courtenay, Vancouver Island, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
China Beach ©
China Beach
The Museum at Campbell River ©
The Museum at Campbell River

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Craigdarroch Castle and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Head to The Avenue Gallery and Alcheringa Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours, East Sooke Regional Park, &more) and Botanical Beach Provincial Park (in Port Renfrew). There's much more to do: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, ponder the world of politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and have fun and explore at Miniature World.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Victoria trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Campbell River in August, you will find days in Victoria are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sooke, Central Saanich, Race Rocks, Botanical Beach Provincial Park
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

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