60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 8 nights
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Whistler
— 7 nights
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Clearwater
— 6 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kootenay National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nelson
— 6 nights
Drive
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Osoyoos
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 7 nights
Fly
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Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
Fly

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Vancouver

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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, take a stroll through Gastown, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Vancouver. August in Vancouver sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

7
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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.
Explore Whistler's surroundings by going to Squamish (Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club, Stawamus Chief Park, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, and examine the collection at Whistler Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Whistler trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Vancouver to Whistler by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in August since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

6
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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.
Take a break from Clearwater with a short trip to Centennial Park in 100 Mile House, about 1h 35 min away. Spend a day outdoors on the 20th (Fri) with Wells Gray Adventures. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Moul Falls Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Spahat Falls, and identify plant and animal life at River Safari.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Clearwater trip maker site.

Getting from Whistler to Clearwater by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Whistler in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Clearwater, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, and steep yourself in history at Burgess Shale.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yoho National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can 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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Clearwater to Yoho National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Clearwater in August, things will get a bit cooler in Yoho National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Kootenay National Park

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Beeland and then immerse yourself in nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Numa Falls, trek along Stanley Glacier, and then make a trip to Paint Pots.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kootenay National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Kootenay National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nelson.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nelson

Nelson is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Get out of town with these interesting Nelson side-trips: Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre (in New Denver), Waterfront Walkway (in Nakusp) and Creston (Wynnwood Cellars, Skimmerhorn Winery and Vineyard, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., grab your bike and head to Great Northern Rail Trail, stroll around Lakeside Park, and tee off at Champion Lakes Golf Course.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nelson trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kootenay National Park to Nelson in 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kootenay National Park in August: high temperatures in Nelson hover around 34°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Osoyoos.

Things to do in Nelson

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Osoyoos

Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Osoyoos: Okanagan Falls (Blasted Church Vineyards & Synchromesh Wines) and Corcelettes Estate Winery (in Cawston). And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with Wakepilot, relax in the rural setting at Van Kalkeren Orchards & Fruit Stand, see the interesting displays at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, and learn about winemaking at Covert Farms Family Estate.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osoyoos road trip planner.

You can drive from Nelson to Osoyoos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Osoyoos are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Golf

Side Trips

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Kelowna

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Penticton (Penticton Farmers' Market, Penticton Art Gallery, &more), Vernon (Okanagan Skydive, Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, &more) and Oyama Zipline Adventure Park (in Lake Country). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery, push the limits with an extreme tour, and relax in the rural setting at Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kelowna tour itinerary website.

Getting from Osoyoos to Kelowna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tofino (Clayoquot Sound, Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, &more). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at West Coast Trail. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with WestCoast Wild Adventures, stroll through Schooner Cove, hike along Rainforest Trail, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ucluelet online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Ucluelet takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cowichan Valley trail (in Lake Cowichan) and Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours, East Sooke Regional Park, &more). The adventure continues: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Craigdarroch Castle, steep yourself in history at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ucluelet to Victoria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.