60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip itinerary maker

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Vancouver
— 8 nights
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Whistler
— 8 nights
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Chilliwack
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 8 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kootenay National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Clearwater
— 6 nights
Fly
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
Fly

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Vancouver

— 8 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.
Family-friendly places like Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and take in nature's colorful creations at Queen Elizabeth Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Vancouver. In August, daytime highs in Vancouver are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whistler

— 8 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Whistler: Whistler Shooting Adventures (in Pemberton) and Squamish (Squamish Estuary, Stawamus Chief Park, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Whistler Blackcomb, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, and get in on the family fun at Bounce Acrobatic Academy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Whistler online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whistler, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
Family-friendly places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Honeyview Farm will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Hope (Othello Tunnels & Heather Meadows Trail), Kilby Historic Site (in Harrison Mills) and Abbotsford (Mennonite Heritage Museum, Onnink's Blueberry Farm, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Teapot Hill, contemplate the long history of Abbotsford Gur Sikh Temple, explore the activities along Cultus Lake, and trek along Fort to Fort Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chilliwack trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Whistler to Chilliwack by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. August in Chilliwack sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Kelowna

— 8 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.
Attractions like Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure and Okanagan Valley make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kelowna: Summerland (Summerland Ornamental Gardens, Powell Beach, &more), Vernon (Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery, Camelot Haven Alpacas, &more) and Penticton (LocoLanding Adventure Park, Penticton Farmers' Market, &more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, walk around Knox Mountain Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, and explore the stunning scenery at Scenic Canyon Regional Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kelowna route planner.

Traveling by car from Chilliwack to Kelowna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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 1st (Wed) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, stroll through Iceline Trail, explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake, and hike along Wapta Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park trip itinerary site.

Drive from Kelowna to Yoho National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Kelowna to Yoho National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Yoho National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kootenay National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stanley Glacier, and then make a trip to Paint Pots. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): tee off at Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Numa Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kootenay National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Kootenay National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clearwater: Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park (in Scotch Creek), Sun Peaks (in Sun Peaks) and Chinook Cove Golf (in Barriere). Spend a day outdoors on the 12th (Sun) with Wells Gray Adventures. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Wells Gray Provincial Park, hike along Moul Falls Trail, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at River Safari.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clearwater itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kootenay National Park to Clearwater in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kootenay National Park to Clearwater is minus 1 hour. September in Clearwater sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tofino.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pacific Rim National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail, Florencia Bay, &more). On the 17th (Fri), hike the day away at West Coast Trail. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, hike along Rainforest Trail, stroll through Schooner Cove, and shop like a local with Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Clearwater to Tofino by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Clearwater in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tofino, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · 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.
Family-friendly places like The Butchart Gardens and Inner Harbour will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford), Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts (in North Saanich) and Sidney (Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, BC Aviation Museum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll around East Sooke Regional Park, and have fun and explore at Miniature World.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip maker.

Getting from Tofino to Victoria by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

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.