60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Vancouver
— 9 nights
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Chilliwack
— 6 nights
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Kelowna
— 7 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 3 nights
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Whistler
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sechelt
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
Drive
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
Drive
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Tofino, 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 enjoy Vancouver Aquarium and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. And it doesn't end there: walk around Stanley Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver trip itinerary website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Vancouver. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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 enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and Clayburn Village Museum. Explore Chilliwack's surroundings by going to BC Farm Museum (in Fort Langley), Abbotsford (EcoDairy, Metzger Collection, &more) and Westminster Abbey (in Mission). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Flight, hike along Teapot Hill, and laugh and play at Castle Fun Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chilliwack trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Chilliwack in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vancouver in November, with highs in Chilliwack at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Bring the kids along to Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kelowna: Penticton (Penticton Visitor Centre, Penticton & District Community Arts Council, &more), Armstrong (Armstrong Asparagus Farm & Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery) and Hillside Orchards U-Pick and Farm (in Oliver). There's much more to do: make a splash at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre, stroll around Waterfront Park, admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kasugai Japanese Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna trip planner.

You can drive from Chilliwack to Kelowna in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, hike along Iceline Trail, explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paget Peak.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Yoho National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Yoho National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

7
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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.
Family-friendly places like Zipline and Lost Lake will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Whistler: Whistler Shooting Adventures (in Pemberton) and Stawamus Chief Park (in Squamish). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy some diversion at Whistler Olympic Plaza, take in the exciting artwork at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and cruise along Sea to Sky Highway.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Whistler trip site.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Whistler in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yoho National Park to Whistler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yoho National Park in November: high temperatures in Whistler hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sechelt.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Sechelt

The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Bring the kids along to Farm Ventures and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Sechelt side-trips: Mystique Andalusians (in Roberts Creek), Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill) (in Gibsons) and Powell River (Sunshine Coast Shuttle & Creative Rift Studio & Gallery). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Cliff Gilker Park, cast your line with BC Fishing Charters - Sunshine Coast BC, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (NSMEC), and get outside with Mount Daniel.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sechelt trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Whistler to Sechelt in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Whistler in December; daily highs in Sechelt reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Sechelt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Attractions like Cowichan Valley trail and Neck Point Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Nanaimo side-trips: Westholme Tea Company (in Westholme), Parksville (Spas, Robert Held Art GLass, &more) and North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre (in Errington). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pipers Lagoon Park, walk around Colliery Dam Park, make a trip to The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Harbourfront Walkway.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nanaimo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Sechelt to Nanaimo in 4 hours. Traveling from Sechelt in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nanaimo, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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 appreciate attractions like Royal BC Museum and Craigdarroch Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Sooke (French Beach Provincial Park & East Sooke Regional Park). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Inner Harbour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Bug Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abkhazi Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nanaimo to Victoria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Victoria sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Kids will enjoy Pacific Rim National Park and Long Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tofino side-trips: Ucluelet (Florencia Bay, Wild Pacific Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Tonquin Park, and identify plant and animal life at Maquinna Provincial Marine Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofino sightseeing planner.

Getting from Victoria to Tofino by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°C in Tofino. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.