60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 10 nights
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Whistler
— 8 nights
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Revelstoke
— 6 nights
Drive
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Golden
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 7 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 9 nights
Drive
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Vancouver Aquarium and Vancouver Seawall will thrill your kids. Take a break from Vancouver with a short trip to Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, and stroll through Spanish Banks.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver sightseeing planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Vancouver. In December, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Family-friendly places like Whistler Blackcomb and Lost Lake will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, ski along the peaceful trails at Black Tusk Trail, hit the slopes at Whistler Olympic Park, and browse the exhibits of Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Whistler driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Vancouver to Whistler by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Whistler at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

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Revelstoke

At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Family-friendly places like Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Mustang Powder will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Revelstoke side-trips: Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum (in Sorrento), Salmon Arm (Salmon Arm Wharf, Grass Root Dairies, &more) and Farmer John's Market (in Grindrod). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Revelstoke Railway Museum, admire the sheer force of Moses Falls, get outside with Skytrek Adventure Park, and trek along Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Revelstoke trip app.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Revelstoke takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Golden.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Golden

Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Bring the kids along to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and Coys Par 3. Change things up with these side-trips from Golden: Panorama Mountain (in Panorama), Yoho National Park (Paget Peak, Sherbrooke Lake, &more) and Effusion Art Gallery + Glass Studio (in Invermere). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: stroll through Golden Nordic Ski Club, see the interesting displays at Golden & District Museum, head outdoors with Waitabit Creek, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bear Creek Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Golden road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Golden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Revelstoke to Golden, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Revelstoke in December, things will get little chillier in Golden: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
Attractions like Big White Ski Resort and Knox Mountain Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kelowna's surroundings by going to SilverStar Mountain Resort (in Silver Star), Penticton (Penticton Art Gallery & The Book Shop) and Vernon (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, Silver Star Provincial Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan, fly down the slopes at SnowSkool, admire the majestic nature at Myra Canyon Park, and view the masterpieces at Hambleton Galleries.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna road trip planner.

You can drive from Golden to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. 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 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal BC Museum and The Butchart Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Sooke (Marshall-Inman Gallery, Whiffin Spit, &more), Sidney (Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea & BC Aviation Museum) and Oak Haven Park (in Central Saanich). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, take in the waterfront at Westsong Walkway, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Victoria trip maker website.

Fly from Kelowna to Victoria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Campbell River.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Campbell River, Vancouver Island

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Museum at Campbell River and Holly Hill Farm. Explore Campbell River's surroundings by going to Englishman River Falls Provincial Park (in Errington), Mount Washington Alpine Resort (in Mount Washington) and Parksville (Spas, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Corilair Charters, brush up on your military savvy at The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, stop by Downtown Courtenay, and make a trip to Ripple Rock.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Campbell River driving holiday planner.

Getting from Victoria to Campbell River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Victoria in January since evenings lows in Campbell River dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Tofino, Vancouver Island

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.
Bring the kids along to Pacific Rim National Park and Long Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tofino side-trips: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay, Wild Pacific Trail, &more) and GPO Charters (in Bamfield). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainforest Trail, make a trip to Reflecting Spirit Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tofino road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Campbell River to Tofino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Tofino, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.