60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip builder

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Revelstoke
— 3 nights
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Golden
— 5 nights
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Clearwater
— 4 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
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Drive to Swartz Bay, Ferry to Tsawwassen, Drive to Whistler
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Whistler
— 6 nights
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Vancouver
— 7 nights
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Osoyoos
— 2 nights
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Penticton
— 4 nights
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Kelowna
— 6 nights

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Revelstoke

— 3 nights
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salmon Arm Wharf and Revelstoke Railway Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Revelstoke: Glacier National Park of Canada (Hemlock Grove Boardwalk Trail & Rock Garden Trail), D Dutchmen Dairy (in Sicamous) and Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum (in Sorrento). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Mustang Powder, sample the fine beverages at Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery, examine the collection at Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum, and stroll around Martha Creek Provincial Park.

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Kelowna to Revelstoke is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Golden

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Panorama Mountain and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Kootenay National Park (in Radium Hot Springs), Yoho National Park (Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake, &more) and The Artym Gallery (in Invermere). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, get a taste of life in the country at Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, and don't miss a visit to Paint Pots.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Golden online travel route planner.

You can drive from Revelstoke to Golden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Revelstoke in February since evenings lows in Golden dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sun Peaks and 100 Mile Nordics. Step out of Clearwater to go to Wells Gray Provincal Park and see Baileys Chute, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wells Gray Provincial Park, head outdoors with Wells Gray Adventures, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and walk around North Thompson River Provincial Park.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Clearwater online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Golden to Clearwater in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Golden to Clearwater, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Clearwater, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Pacific Rim National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tofino side-trips: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay, Wild Pacific Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cox Bay Beach, stroll through Rainforest Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and walk around Tonquin Park.

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Getting from Clearwater to Tofino by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Clearwater in February, with highs in Tofino at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Campbell River, Vancouver Island

— 5 nights

Salmon Capital of the World

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elk Falls Provincial Park and Corilair Charters. Venture out of the city with trips to Courtenay (Nymph Falls Nature Park & Blue Moon Winery), Mount Washington Alpine Resort (in Mount Washington) and Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park (in Heriot Bay). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Geoffrey Mountain, make a trip to Ripple Rock, stroll around Inland Lake Provincial Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Strathcona Provincial Park.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Campbell River day trip planner.

You can drive from Tofino to Campbell River in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Campbell River, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Westwood Lake Park and Harbourfront Walkway. Change things up with these side-trips from Nanaimo: Cathedral Grove (in Port Alberni), Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park (in Qualicum Beach) and Parksville (Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Parksville Community Park, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Pipers Lagoon Park, walk around Newcastle Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Maffeo Sutton Park, and make a trip to Chemainus Festival Of Murals Society.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nanaimo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Nanaimo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nanaimo when traveling from Campbell River in February, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scenic Marine Route and Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater. Explore Victoria's surroundings by going to Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours & East Sooke Regional Park), Symphony Vineyard (in Saanichton) and Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Russell Books, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Nanaimo to Victoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Victoria are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peak to Creek and Whistler Olympic Plaza. There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Audain Art Museum, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Whistler trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Whistler in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Victoria in March; daily highs in Whistler reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Vancouver

— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Crescent Beach and Farm Ventures. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to Golden Ears Provincial Park (in Maple Ridge), 32 Vedder River Rotary Trail (in Chilliwack) and North Vancouver (Mount Seymour Provincial Park & Deep Cove). The adventure continues: trek along West Vancouver Seawall, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the 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 March, expect Vancouver to be somewhat warmer, temps between 12°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Osoyoos.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Osoyoos

— 2 nights
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hit the slopes at Baldy Mountain Resort, do a tasting at Gehringer Brother's Estate Winery, and then relax in the rural setting at Hillside Orchards U-Pick and Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kobau, learn about winemaking at Desert Hills Estate Winery, do a tasting at Forbidden Fruit Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos, and finally do a tasting at River Stone Estate Winery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Osoyoos travel route planning website.

Getting from Vancouver to Osoyoos by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vancouver in March, plan for little chillier nights in Osoyoos, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Penticton.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

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 discover tucked-away gems like Apex Mountain Resort and Busy Beans Play Cafe. Take a break from Penticton with a short trip to Cathedral Provincial Park in Keremeos, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Penticton Virtual Reality Studio, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cannery Brewing, do a tasting at Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery, and admire the natural beauty at Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Penticton journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Osoyoos to Penticton takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Penticton

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kelowna

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like SilverStar Mountain Resort and Big White Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kelowna: Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery (in Vernon), Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge (in Cherryville) and Intrigue Wines (in Lake Country). There's much more to do: stroll around Mission Creek Regional Park, sample the fine beverages at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, get your game on at Axe Monkeys, and have fun and explore at Okanagan Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kelowna day trip planning app.

You can drive from Penticton to Kelowna in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

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.