60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Whistler
— 7 nights
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Chilliwack
— 6 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
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Kelowna
— 7 nights
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Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
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Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
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Vancouver
— 9 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Whistler Blackcomb and Lost Lake. When in Whistler, make a side trip to see Stawamus Chief Park in Squamish, approximately Squamish away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, cruise along Sea to Sky Highway, and walk around Joffre Lakes Provincial Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Whistler trip itinerary builder website.

Vancouver to Whistler is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whistler, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · 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.
Attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Dickens Sweets and British Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbotsford (Willband Creek Park, International Friendship Garden, &more), Othello Tunnels (in Hope) and Westminster Abbey (in Mission). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Honeyview Farm, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Inspired Arts and Gifts, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Teapot Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chilliwack road trip planning app.

Getting from Whistler to Chilliwack by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chilliwack, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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.
Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, stroll through Paget Peak, trek along Iceline Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Chilliwack to Yoho National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chilliwack to Yoho National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chilliwack in May, you will find days in Yoho National Park are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are colder (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

7
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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 Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and Okanagan Valley make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kelowna: Penticton (Skaha Lake Park & The Book Shop), Summerland (Powell Beach & Will Enns Art Studio) and Vernon (BX Falls, Kalamalka Lake Lookout, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Myra Canyon Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kelowna travel planner.

Getting from Yoho National Park to Kelowna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pacific Rim National Park and Wild Pacific Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Tofino (Clayoquot Sound, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more). On the 29th (Sat), hike the day away at West Coast Trail. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Florencia Bay, hike along Rainforest Trail, and look for gifts at Rubio.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ucluelet vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Ucluelet takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Ucluelet are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

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 Elk Falls Provincial Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Campbell River: Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park (in Heriot Bay), Courtenay (Paradise Plants Garden Centre & Yoga 10 Studio) and Comox (Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park, The Alberni Project - HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Campbell River, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Holly Hill Farm, examine the collection at Maritime Heritage Centre, and take in the views from Elk Falls Suspension Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Campbell River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ucluelet to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ucluelet, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Campbell River, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Family-friendly places like Cowichan Valley trail and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Nanaimo: Coombs (Old Country Market & Hamilton Hobby Farm), Qualicum Beach (Beach Front Park & Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park) and Parksville (Parksville Community Park, Spas, &more). There's still lots to do: visit Vancouver Island Whale Watch, look for gifts at Salish Sea Market, take in the pleasant sights at Harbourfront Walkway, and walk around Maffeo Sutton Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nanaimo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Campbell River to Nanaimo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nanaimo when traveling from Campbell River in June, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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.
Kids will enjoy The Butchart Gardens and Inner Harbour. Explore Victoria's surroundings by going to Gowlland Tod Provincial Park (in Highlands), Cowichan-Chemainus Historic Scenic Route (in Duncan) and East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, ponder the world of politics at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, contemplate the long history of Craigdarroch Castle, and stroll around Goldstream Provincial Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip tool.

You can drive from Nanaimo to Victoria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

9
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Granville Island, stroll through Kitsilano Beach, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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.