60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Whistler
— 7 nights
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Gibsons
— 3 nights
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Chilliwack
— 7 nights
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Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
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Kelowna
— 8 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 9 nights
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 8 nights
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Vancouver
— 13 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.
Family-friendly places like Whistler Blackcomb and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Whistler: Squamish (Stawamus Chief Park & Squamish Estuary) and Whistler Shooting Adventures (in Pemberton). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the masterpieces at Audain Art Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Whistler online trip itinerary maker.

Vancouver to Whistler is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in April since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gibsons.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Gibsons

Gibsons is a coastal community of 4,200 located in southwestern British Columbia, Canada on the Strait of Georgia. Attractions like Farm Ventures and BC Fishing Charters - Sunshine Coast BC make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Gibsons' surroundings by going to Sechelt (Sechelt Heritage Hidden Groves & Burnett Falls Park). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Soames Hill (aka Knob Hill), relax in the rural setting at Mystique Andalusians, stroll around Dakota Ridge, and trek along Cliff Gilker Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gibsons online trip maker.

You can drive from Whistler to Gibsons in 3 hours. Traveling from Whistler in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Gibsons. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Gibsons

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

7
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Aldergrove Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chilliwack: Abbotsford (Fishtrap Creek Park, Albert Dyck Park, &more), Harrison Lake & Hot Springs (in Harrison Hot Springs) and Othello Tunnels (in Hope). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, find something for the whole family at Castle Fun Park, go for a walk through Miami Bridges Trail, and admire the sheer force of Cascade Falls.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Chilliwack day trip app.

You can drive from Gibsons to Chilliwack in 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gibsons in April: high temperatures in Chilliwack hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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: explore the activities along Lake O' Hara, hike along Wapta Falls, stroll through Iceline Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Hamilton Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yoho National Park planning site.

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yoho National Park when traveling from Chilliwack in April, with lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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.
Family-friendly places like Skaha Lake Park and The Book Shop will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Kelowna side-trips: Summerland (Powell Beach, Summerland Ornamental Gardens, &more), Munson Mountain (in Penticton) and Osoyoos (3 Phase Adventures & Mount Kobau). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, tour along fresh powder with Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, and don't miss a visit to Headbones Gallery.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kelowna journey planning tool.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Kelowna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yoho National Park to Kelowna due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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 The Butchart Gardens and Craigdarroch Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: Sidney (Mineral World and the Scratch Patch & BC Aviation Museum), Sooke (Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre, East Sooke Regional Park, &more) and Goldstream Provincial Park (in Langford). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, admire the natural beauty at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Victoria Bug Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Victoria, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kelowna to Victoria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Chesterman Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tofino: GPO Charters (in Bamfield) and Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Mark Penney Gallery, &more). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Long Beach, hike along Rainforest Trail, stroll around Tonquin Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tofino trip maker site.

Getting from Victoria to Tofino by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tofino are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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 enjoy Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park. Get out of town with these interesting Vancouver side-trips: Maple Ridge (Malcolm Knapp Research Forest & Parking Lot for Kanaka Creek River Front) and Leghorn Ranch (in Pitt Meadows). And it doesn't end there: visit Granville Island, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and admire the natural beauty at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vancouver vacation maker app.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Tofino, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

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.