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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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Off-Road Tours and Whistler Blackcomb. Change things up with a short trip to Stawamus Chief Park in Squamish (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lost Lake, admire the sheer force of Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Whistler online route planner.

Vancouver to Whistler is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, Whistler is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Kootenay National Park

On the 8th (Fri), look for gifts at Beeland and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Numa Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Glacier, and then don't miss a visit to Paint Pots.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kootenay National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Whistler to Kootenay National Park with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Kootenay National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Whistler in October, plan for little chillier nights in Kootenay National Park, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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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.
Yoho National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paget Peak, explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, and stroll through Wapta Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kootenay National Park to Yoho National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kootenay National Park in October, expect nights in Yoho National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chase.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Chase

Chase is a village located in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Explore Chase's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sun Peaks), Pillar Provincial Park (in Falkland) and Adams Lake Provincial Park (in Sorrento). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Adams River Salmon Run, relax in the rural setting at Pete Murray's Corn Farm, play a few rounds at Sunshore Golf Course, and walk around Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chase road trip planner.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Chase in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yoho National Park to Chase due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yoho National Park in October, expect Chase to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Chase

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

6
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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.
Bring the kids along to Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure and Helicopter Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kelowna: Sproule & Sons Farm (in Lake Country), The Book Shop (in Penticton) and Summerland (The Vinegar Works at Valentine Farm & Powell Beach). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Myra Canyon Park, get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the views at Okanagan Valley, and relax in the rural setting at Hoof Prints Barnyard.

Before you visit Kelowna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Chase to Kelowna by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Osoyoos.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Osoyoos

Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
Bring the kids along to Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and Anarchist Mountain Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Osoyoos: Kettle River Museum (in Midway), The One Eyed Budgie Gift Shop (in Keremeos) and Swan Lake Bird Sanctuary (in Princeton). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Van Kalkeren Orchards & Fruit Stand, play a few rounds at Osoyoos Golf Club, get outside with 3 Phase Adventures, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kobau.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Osoyoos trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kelowna to Osoyoos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

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Chilliwack

Mid-sized Chilliwack serves as a convenient day-trip idea from Vancouver, located just 100 km (60 mi) to the west.
Attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Willow View Farms make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Chilliwack's surroundings by going to Abbotsford (Tuskast Icelandic Horse Farm & EcoDairy), Lower Falls Trail (in Maple Ridge) and Harrison Lake & Hot Springs (in Harrison Hot Springs). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Honeyview Farm, examine the collection at Dickens Sweets and British Museum, trek along 32 Vedder River Rotary Trail, and admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.

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Traveling by car from Osoyoos to Chilliwack takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 Vancouver Aquarium and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Step out of Vancouver with an excursion to Leghorn Ranch in Pitt Meadows--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Stanley Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Granville Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vancouver online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chilliwack to Vancouver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chilliwack in November since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

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.
Attractions like Chesterman Beach and Pacific Rim National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Florencia Bay & Wild Pacific Trail). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cox Bay Beach, identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tofino tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Vancouver to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Tofino can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Museum at Campbell River will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Spas (in Qualicum Beach), North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre (in Errington) and Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (in Parksville). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Stamp River Provincial Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove, hike along Mount Washington Alpine Resort, and pick up some local products at Quadra Island Farmers' Market & Bazaar.

You can plan Campbell River trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Campbell River, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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.
Bring the kids along to The Butchart Gardens and Beacon Hill Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Sidney (Mineral World and the Scratch Patch, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, &more), Cowichan-Chemainus Historic Scenic Route (in Duncan) and East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and explore and take pictures at Inner Harbour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Campbell River to Victoria in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Campbell River in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Victoria. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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.