60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Whistler
— 6 nights
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Drive to Vancouver International Airport, Fly to Calgary International Airport, Drive to Kootenay National Park
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Kootenay National Park
— 2 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
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Chase
— 3 nights
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Kelowna
— 6 nights
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Osoyoos
— 5 nights
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Chilliwack
— 6 nights
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Vancouver
— 9 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Stawamus Chief Park in Squamish (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, take a memorable drive along Sea to Sky Highway, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Whistler holiday builder site.

Vancouver to Whistler is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect Whistler to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -5°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Kootenay National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Beeland and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Numa Falls, trek along Stanley Glacier, and then don't miss a visit to Paint Pots.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kootenay National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whistler to Kootenay National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Whistler to Kootenay National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Whistler in January, things will get a bit cooler in Kootenay National Park: highs are around -3°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Yoho National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake O' Hara, hike along Paget Peak, stroll through Iceline Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hamilton Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park day trip tool.

You can drive from Kootenay National Park to Yoho National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Kootenay National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yoho National Park, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chase.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Chase

— 3 nights
Chase is a village located in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chase: Pillar Provincial Park (in Falkland), Adams Lake Provincial Park (in Sorrento) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sun Peaks). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge, experience rural life at Crannog Ales, stroll around Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, and tee off at Sunshore Golf Course.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chase online trip maker.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Chase in 7 hours. Traveling from Yoho National Park to Chase, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yoho National Park in January: high temperatures in Chase hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Chase

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kelowna: Sproule & Sons Farm (in Lake Country), Summerland (The Vinegar Works at Valentine Farm & Powell Beach) and The Book Shop (in Penticton). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Myra Canyon Park, take an in-depth tour of Peachland Museum, get great views at Kalamalka Lake Lookout, and examine the collection at Lake Country Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna day trip website.

Drive from Chase to Kelowna in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Osoyoos.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Osoyoos

— 5 nights
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swan Lake Bird Sanctuary (in Princeton), The One Eyed Budgie Gift Shop (in Keremeos) and Kettle River Museum (in Midway). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, take in the awesome beauty at Big Rock Candy Mountain, experience rural life at Hillside Orchards U-Pick and Farm, and browse the exhibits of Okanagan Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Osoyoos holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Osoyoos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Osoyoos can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Chilliwack

— 6 nights
Mid-sized Chilliwack serves as a convenient day-trip idea from Vancouver, located just 100 km (60 mi) to the west.
Get out of town with these interesting Chilliwack side-trips: Harrison Lake & Hot Springs (in Harrison Hot Springs), Lower Falls Trail (in Maple Ridge) and Abbotsford (Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm, Willow View Farms, &more). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, join the crowd at Mission Raceway Park, walk around Aldergrove Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chilliwack trip planner.

You can drive from Osoyoos to Chilliwack in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Osoyoos in January, expect Chilliwack to be a bit warmer, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 9 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.
Take a break from Vancouver with a short trip to Leghorn Ranch in Pitt Meadows, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Granville Island, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and explore the galleries of Museum of Anthropology.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chilliwack to Vancouver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chilliwack in February; daily highs in Vancouver reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 6 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 find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay & Wild Pacific Trail). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Wickaninnish Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tofino road trip site.

You can fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Vancouver in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tofino, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (in Parksville), North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre (in Errington) and Spas (in Qualicum Beach). The adventure continues: catch some excitement at Mount Washington Alpine Resort, meet the residents at Discovery Passage Aquarium, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Holly Hill Farm, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Campbell River travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Campbell River sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Winter Sports

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 Victoria's surroundings by going to Sidney (Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, &more), East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke) and Cowichan-Chemainus Historic Scenic Route (in Duncan). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Bug Zoo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Victoria online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victoria when traveling from Campbell River in February, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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.