60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 7 nights
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Whistler
— 7 nights
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Chilliwack
— 6 nights
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Kelowna
— 6 nights
Fly to Cranbrook, Drive to Radium Hot Springs
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Radium Hot Springs
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Clearwater
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
Drive
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Stanley Park and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, wander the streets of Gastown, and take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vancouver online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Vancouver. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

7
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Lost Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Stawamus Chief Park in Squamish (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, fly down the slopes at Whistler Olympic Park, view the masterpieces at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Whistler trip planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Whistler by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whistler, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

6
nights
Chilliwack

Mid-sized Chilliwack serves as a convenient day-trip idea from Vancouver, located just 100 km (60 mi) to the west.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Explore Chilliwack's surroundings by going to Abbotsford (International Friendship Garden, Willband Creek Park, &more), Harrison Hot Springs (Sasquatch Country Adventures & Harrison Lake & Hot Springs) and Othello Tunnels (in Hope). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Mon) at Cultus Lake Waterpark. There's still lots to do: try for a hole-in-one at Cultus Lake Adventure Park, relax in the rural setting at Anita's Organic Mill, explore the activities along Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, and trek along Teapot Hill.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chilliwack trip planner.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Chilliwack takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Chilliwack are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

6
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Myra Canyon Park and Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure. Change things up with these side-trips from Kelowna: Penticton (Penticton Farmers' Market, LocoLanding Adventure Park, &more), Vernon (Kalamalka Lake Lookout & Camelot Haven Alpacas) and Summerland (Powell Beach & Kettle Valley Steam Railway). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, get in on the excitement at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, find something for the whole family at Rattlesnake Canyon, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kelowna itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Chilliwack to Kelowna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Radium Hot Springs.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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Radium Hot Springs

Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. Attractions like Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and Kootenay National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Radium Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Golden (Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Coys Par 3 (in Fairmont Hot Springs) and Kootenay National Park (Stanley Glacier, Numa Falls, &more). There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at Radium Hot Springs Pools, tee off at Creekside Golf Course, explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Coach Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Olive Lake.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Kelowna to Radium Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Kelowna to Radium Hot Springs, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Radium Hot Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

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Yoho National Park

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.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, and trek along Paget Peak.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park online itinerary planner.

Getting from Radium Hot Springs to Yoho National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Yoho National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Clearwater

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.
Spend a day outdoors on the 10th (Tue) with Wells Gray Adventures. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Dawson Falls, stroll through Moul Falls Trail, and head outdoors with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc..

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Clearwater trip planner.

Getting from Yoho National Park to Clearwater by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yoho National Park in August: highs in Clearwater hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

6
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pacific Rim National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tofino: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay, Wild Pacific Trail, &more). On the 14th (Sat), hike the day away at West Coast Trail. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, deepen your understanding at Raincoast Education Society, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schooner Cove, and look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tofino visit planning tool.

Fly from Clearwater to Tofino in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Clearwater in August: highs in Tofino hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

6
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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 enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Museum at Campbell River. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral Grove (in Port Alberni), Qualicum Beach (Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park & Beach Front Park) and Mount Washington Alpine Resort (in Mount Washington). There's still lots to do: stroll around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, admire the majestic nature at Moorecroft Regional Park, get to know the resident critters at Holly Hill Farm, and relax in the rural setting at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Campbell River vacation planning app.

You can drive from Tofino to Campbell River in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Tofino in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Campbell River, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

6
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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.
Family-friendly places like The Butchart Gardens and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victoria: Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford) and Sooke (East Sooke Regional Park & French Beach Provincial Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, contemplate the long history of Craigdarroch Castle, and explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victoria online road trip planner.

You can drive from Campbell River to Victoria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Campbell River in August: highs in Victoria hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

British Columbia travel guide

4.3
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.