60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Vancouver
— 11 nights
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Whistler
— 9 nights
Drive
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Sun Peaks
— 3 nights
Drive
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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
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mount Washington, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
Fly

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Vancouver

— 11 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.
Kids will enjoy Stanley Park and Vancouver Aquarium. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Fly! (in Sechelt) and Farm Ventures (in Roberts Creek). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, take in nature's colorful creations at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and stop by Vancouver Downtown.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vancouver visit planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Vancouver. In January in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Whistler

— 9 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.
Family-friendly places like Whistler Blackcomb and Zipline will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Whistler: Queen of Peace Monastery (in Squamish) and Backcountry Snowcats Ltd (in Mount Currie). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, hit the slopes at Whistler Olympic Park, and examine the collection at Whistler Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler trip app.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in January, with highs in Whistler at 1°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sun Peaks.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Sun Peaks

— 3 nights
Sun Peaks is a mountain resort municipality in British Columbia, Canada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sun Peaks: Adams Lake Provincial Park (in Sorrento) and Pete Murray's Corn Farm (in Chase). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Mountain Man Dog Sled Adventures, look for gifts at McSporties - Day Rentals, cast your line with a fishing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at Sun Peaks Spa.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sun Peaks route builder site.

You can drive from Whistler to Sun Peaks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Sun Peaks can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Sun Peaks

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Revelstoke

— 6 nights
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Attractions like Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Helicopter Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Salmon Arm (Canoe Beach, Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society, &more), Farmer John's Market (in Grindrod) and Chase and District Museum and Archives (in Chase). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Mustang Powder, surround yourself with nature on Revelstoke Dogsled Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, and head outdoors with Skytrek Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Revelstoke trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sun Peaks to Revelstoke by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Golden

— 7 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.
Family-friendly places like Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and Radium Hot Springs Pools will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Golden: The Artym Gallery (in Invermere), Yoho National Park (Takakkaw Falls, Lake O' Hara, &more) and Marble Canyon (in Kootenay National Park). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Golden Nordic Ski Club, get a new perspective on things with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Golden, and snap pictures at Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Golden trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Revelstoke to Golden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Revelstoke in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Golden, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Golden

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Kelowna

— 7 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.
Attractions like Big White Ski Resort and Sovereign Lake Nordic Club make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kelowna: Vernon (Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery & Silver Star Provincial Park), Osoyoos (Okanagan Art Gallery, Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, &more) and Penticton (Skaha Lake Park, Tumbleweed Gallery, &more). On the 20th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at SilverStar Mountain Resort. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, explore the galleries of Hambleton Galleries, trek along Boucherie Rush Trail, and hit the slopes at SnowSkool.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kelowna online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Golden to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Golden to Kelowna. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
Bring the kids along to Royal BC Museum and Craigdarroch Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Sidney (Beacon Park & Mineral World and the Scratch Patch), Cowichan Valley trail (in Lake Cowichan) and Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park & French Beach Provincial Park). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour, ponder the world of politics at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, don't miss a visit to Government Street, and contemplate the long history of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Victoria travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kelowna to Victoria by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Washington.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Washington, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Tue), catch some excitement at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take a tour by water with Slabrador Salmon Charters and then experience rural life at Seaview Game Farm.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Washington day trip planning site.

You can drive from Victoria to Mount Washington in 3 hours. Traveling from Victoria in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mount Washington, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Mount Washington

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pacific Rim National Park and Chesterman Beach. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Florencia Bay, Wild Pacific Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park, and trek along Rainforest Trail.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tofino travel route planning app.

You can drive from Mount Washington to Tofino in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.