60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip planner

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Kelowna
— 6 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
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Alert Bay, Cormorant Island
— 3 nights
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Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
— 4 nights
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Whistler
— 6 nights
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Vancouver
— 12 nights
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Clearwater
— 4 nights
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Mount Robson
— 1 night
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Golden
— 2 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
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Kootenay National Park
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park and Powell Beach. Wine Tours & Tastings and Sumac Ridge Estate Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kelowna: Oliver (Rust Wine, Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, &more), Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad (in Osoyoos) and Kettle Valley Steam Railway (in Summerland). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Myra Canyon Park, experience rural life at Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure, do a tasting at Blasted Church Vineyards, and admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kelowna trip itinerary site.

Edmonton to Kelowna is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 8 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.
You'll explore and learn at Royal BC Museum and Miniature World. Inner Harbour and Legislative Assembly of British Columbia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Cowichan Valley trail (in Lake Cowichan), Sooke (Fishing Charters & Tours, East Sooke Regional Park, &more) and BC Aviation Museum (in Sidney). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada, and stroll through China Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Victoria day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Pacific Rim National Park and Chesterman Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Roy Henry Vickers Gallery. Step out of Tofino with an excursion to Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Virgin Falls, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tofino trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Victoria to Tofino takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Alert Bay.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Alert Bay, Cormorant Island

— 3 nights
Alert Bay is a village on Cormorant Island, in the Regional District of Mount Waddington, British Columbia, Canada. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Culture Shock Interactive Gallery, steep yourself in history at U'mista Cultural Centre, and then get a new perspective on things with Seasmoke Whale Watching. Keep things going the next day: walk around Alert Bay Ecological Park, Alert Bay, British Columbia, then take an in-depth tour of Namgis Original Burial Grounds, and then see the interesting displays at Alert Bay Public Library and Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Alert Bay itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tofino to Alert Bay. In August, daytime highs in Alert Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Telegraph Cove.

Things to do in Alert Bay

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blinkhorn Trail, surround yourself with nature on Tide Rip Grizzly Tours, then examine the collection at The Whale Interpretive Centre, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Telegraph Cove.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Telegraph Cove trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alert Bay to Telegraph Cove. In August, daytime highs in Telegraph Cove are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Telegraph Cove

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Popular historic sites such as Chinese Cemetery and Air Park are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Port Alberni (McLean Mill Historic Park & Cathedral Grove), Courtenay (I-Hos Gallery, Wayward Distillery, &more) and Parksville (Spas & Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Campbell River, examine the collection at Maritime Heritage Centre, walk around Elk Falls Provincial Park, and learn about all things military at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Campbell River trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Telegraph Cove to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Telegraph Cove in August: highs in Campbell River hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands).

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

— 4 nights
Encompassing some 450 islands, the archipelago of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) lies 80 km (50 mi) west of British Colombia.
Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay and Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Naikoon Provincial Park and Avid Sportfishing. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tow Hill, stop by Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre, and hike along Golden Spruce Trail.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Campbell River to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Campbell River in August, plan for little chillier days in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre and Audain Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Whistler Blackcomb and Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Whistler: Princess Louisa Inlet (in Malibu) and Squamish (Lake Lovely Water, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Lost Lake.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Whistler tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to Whistler with the Route module. Traveling from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in September, plan for little chillier nights in Whistler, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 12 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Anthropology and Ukama Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Granville Island and Spanish Banks. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Richmond (Steveston Heritage Fishing Village & Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site), Fort Langley National Historic Site (in Fort Langley) and Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple (in Abbotsford). On the 8th (Wed), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Wreck Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vancouver vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vancouver when traveling from Whistler in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Clearwater.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Helmcken Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Sun Peaks (Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures, Sun Peaks Golf Course, &more) and Chinook Cove Golf (in Barriere). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at River Safari, get outside with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc., stroll around North Thompson River Provincial Park, and stroll through Moul Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Clearwater journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Clearwater takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in September since evenings lows in Clearwater dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Robson.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Mount Robson

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): hike along Berg Lake Trail, admire the majestic nature at Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Robson.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Robson travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Clearwater to Mount Robson with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Clearwater in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Mount Robson. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Golden.

Things to do in Mount Robson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Golden

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, then stroll through Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, and then examine the collection at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, play a few rounds at Golden Golf Club, and then take in the views from Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Golden trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Robson to Golden. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Golden when traveling from Mount Robson in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Yoho National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Wapta Falls, then trek along Burgess Shale, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge. Keep things going the next day: hike along Paget Peak, then admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, then stroll through Iceline Trail, and finally explore the activities along Emerald Lake.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yoho National Park tour builder.

You can drive from Golden to Yoho National Park in an hour. In September, Yoho National Park is little chillier than Golden - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kootenay National Park

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Paint Pots and then explore the striking landscape at Marble Canyon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kootenay National Park vacation maker tool.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Kootenay National Park in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kootenay National Park can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Nature · Parks

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.