60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip itinerary maker

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Whistler
— 6 nights
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Mount Robson
— 2 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
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Kootenay National Park
— 2 nights
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Kelowna
— 7 nights
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Chilliwack
— 6 nights
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Vancouver
— 9 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Whistler Blackcomb and Zipline. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lost Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Sea to Sky Highway.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler tour itinerary planning site.

Vancouver to Whistler is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in September, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Whistler. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Robson.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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Mount Robson

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Mount Robson Provincial Park and Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Overlander Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Robson, and then stroll through Berg Lake Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mount Robson visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whistler to Mount Robson. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Whistler to Mount Robson due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Robson when traveling from Whistler in September, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Mount Robson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Yoho National Park

— 5 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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, trek along Paget Peak, and steep yourself in history at Burgess Shale.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Mount Robson to Yoho National Park with the Route module. September in Yoho National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Kootenay National Park

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and then tee off at Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Numa Falls, trek along Stanley Glacier, and then don't miss a visit to Paint Pots.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kootenay National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Kootenay National Park in 1.5 hours. In September in Kootenay National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure and The Book Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Osoyoos (Sonora Dunes & Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad), Kettle Valley Steam Railway (in Summerland) and Vernon (Ellison Provincial Park, Davison Orchards Country Village, &more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Hardy Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan, and take an in-depth tour of Peachland Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kelowna trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kootenay National Park to Kelowna takes 6 hours. 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 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Chilliwack

— 6 nights
Mid-sized Chilliwack serves as a convenient day-trip idea from Vancouver, located just 100 km (60 mi) to the west.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Lower Falls Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Aldergrove (Alder Grove Heritage Society and Telephone Museum & Aldergrove Park), Abbotsford (Discovery Trail, Clayburn Village Museum, &more) and Sasquatch Country Adventures (in Harrison Hot Springs). And it doesn't end there: hike along Teapot Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, relax in the rural setting at Honeyview Farm, and view the masterpieces at Doing Earth Pottery.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chilliwack visit planning site.

Drive from Kelowna to Chilliwack in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Vancouver

— 9 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.
Attractions like Stanley Park and Granville Island make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, stroll through Kitsilano Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology.

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Traveling by car from Chilliwack to Vancouver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Beaches

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.
Kids will enjoy The Butchart Gardens and Craigdarroch Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Cowichan Valley trail (in Lake Cowichan) and Sooke (French Beach Provincial Park & East Sooke Regional Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Inner Harbour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Bug Zoo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Victoria trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Campbell River, Vancouver Island

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Elk Falls Provincial Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Port Alberni (Ahtsik Native Art Gallery, Cathedral Grove, &more), Parksville (Englishman River & Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park) and Englishman River Falls Provincial Park (in Errington). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Campbell River, don't miss a visit to Ripple Rock, admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, and step off the mainland to explore Discovery Islands.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Campbell River trip planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Campbell River in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in October, Campbell River is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tofino.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 8 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.
Attractions like Pacific Rim National Park and West Coast Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: Ucluelet (Kennedy Lake Provincial Park, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, stroll through Schooner Cove, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the activities along Clayoquot Sound.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Campbell River to Tofino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tofino when traveling from Campbell River in October, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.