60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia visit planner

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Osoyoos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 10 nights
Fly to Cranbrook, Drive to Radium Hot Springs
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Radium Hot Springs
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Revelstoke
— 7 nights
Drive
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Clearwater
— 5 nights
Drive
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Williams Lake
— 6 nights
Drive
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Quesnel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barkerville
— 2 nights
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Prince George
— 7 nights
Fly to Terrace, Bus to Prince Rupert
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— 6 nights
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Osoyoos

— 5 nights
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
Bring the kids along to Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Keremeos (Parsons Fruit Stand & Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos), Christina Lake (in Christina Lake) and Big Rock Candy Mountain (in Grand Forks). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Rattlesnake Canyon, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tee off at Sonora Dunes, and get outside with 3 Phase Adventures.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Osoyoos online tour itinerary builder.

Vancouver to Osoyoos is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Vancouver, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Osoyoos, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kelowna

— 10 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.
Bring the kids along to Myra Canyon Park and Kettle Valley Steam Railway. Get out of town with these interesting Kelowna side-trips: Penticton (Tumbleweed Gallery, LocoLanding Adventure Park, &more), Vernon (Camelot Haven Alpacas, Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery, &more) and Summerland (E.P. Orchards, The Vinegar Works at Valentine Farm, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan, enjoy the sand and surf at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, walk around Waterfront Park, and cool off at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna online visit planner.

Getting from Osoyoos to Kelowna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Radium Hot Springs.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Radium Hot Springs

— 4 nights
Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. Attractions like Radium Hot Springs Pools and Kootenay National Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Radium Hot Springs: Golden (Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Kootenay National Park (Stanley Glacier, Marble Canyon, &more). It doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Eagle Ranch Resort and look for gifts at Beeland.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Radium Hot Springs tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Kelowna to Radium Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kelowna to Radium Hot Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Radium Hot Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

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 23rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, steep yourself in history at Burgess Shale, and trek along Paget Peak.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yoho National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Radium Hot Springs to Yoho National Park in 2 hours. In July in Yoho National Park, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Revelstoke

— 7 nights
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Bring the kids along to Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Mount Revelstoke National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Revelstoke: D Dutchmen Dairy (in Sicamous), Crazy Creek Resort (in Malakwa) and Salmon Arm (Pedro Gonzales Fruit, Salmon Arm Wharf, &more). On the 28th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Glacier National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail, get a dose of the wild on Revelstoke Dogsled Adventures, examine the collection at Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum, and head outdoors with Skytrek Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Revelstoke trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Revelstoke takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yoho National Park to Revelstoke is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yoho National Park in July, with highs in Revelstoke at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Clearwater to Sun Peaks to see Sun Peaks about 1h 30 min away. Spend a day outdoors on the 5th (Thu) with Wells Gray Adventures. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc., hike along Moul Falls Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Spahat Falls.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Clearwater tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Revelstoke to Clearwater by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Revelstoke in August, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Clearwater. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Williams Lake.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Williams Lake

— 6 nights
Williams Lake is a city in the Central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Explore Williams Lake's surroundings by going to Likely (Cedar Point Provincial Park & Quesnel Lake), 100 Mile House (Centennial Park & 108 Mile Ranch Heritage Site) and Farwell Canyon (in Chilcotin District). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Coyote Rock Golf Course, look for all kinds of wild species at Scout Island Nature Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Williams Lake River Valley Trail, and view the masterpieces at Station House Gallery & Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Williams Lake tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Williams Lake takes 3 hours. August in Williams Lake sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Quesnel.

Things to do in Williams Lake

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Quesnel

— 2 nights
Quesnel is a small city that is part of the Cariboo District of British Columbia, Canada. On the 13th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on West Coast Nature Day Tours, view the masterpieces at Quesnel Art Gallery, and then play a few rounds at Richbar Golf and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Pinnacles Provincial Park, stroll around LeBourdais Park, then see the interesting displays at Quesnel Museum, then don't miss a visit to Quesnel's Little People Painted Fire Hydrants, and finally go for a walk through Quesnel's Historic Fraser River Foot Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Quesnel trip website.

You can drive from Williams Lake to Quesnel in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Quesnel are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Barkerville.

Things to do in Quesnel

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Barkerville

— 2 nights
Barkerville was the main town of the Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia, Canada and is preserved as a historic town. On the 15th (Sun), walk around Cariboo River Provincial Park, then view the masterpieces at Island Mountain Arts, then don't miss a visit to Frog On The Bog, and finally view the masterpieces at Amazing Space Studio & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Barkerville Historic Town & Park and then hike along Gold Rush Trail.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barkerville online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Quesnel to Barkerville takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prince George.

Things to do in Barkerville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prince George

— 7 nights
Prince George, with a population of 74,003, is the largest city in northern British Columbia, Canada, and is the "Northern Capital" of BC. Situated at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers, and the crossroads of Highway 16 and Highway 97, the city is the service and supply hub for one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada and plays an important role in the province's economy and culture.HistoryThe origins of Prince George can be traced to the North West Company fur trading post of Fort George, which was established in 1807 by Simon Fraser and named in honour of King George III. The post was centred in the centuries-old homeland of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, whose very name means "people of the confluence of the two rivers."1800sThroughout the 19th century Fort George remained unchanged, while Fort St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Prince George: Eskers Provincial Park (in Reid Lake) and Hixon Falls (in Hixon). The adventure continues: stroll around Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park (Fort George Park), examine the collection at Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum, steep yourself in history at Huble Homestead, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teapot Mountain.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prince George tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Barkerville to Prince George takes 2.5 hours. In August in Prince George, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Prince Rupert.

Things to do in Prince George

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Prince Rupert

— 6 nights
Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Explore Prince Rupert's surroundings by going to Terrace (Kitsumkalum Provincial Park & Kalum River). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, stop by The Argosy, hike along Tall Trees Trail, and walk around Sunken Gardens Park.

Plan a trip to Prince Rupert easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Prince George to Prince Rupert takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Prince George in August, plan for little chillier days in Prince Rupert, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prince Rupert

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.

Kootenay Rockies travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Ski Areas · Bodies of Water
Advertised as "British Columbia's Mountain Playground," pristine Kootenay Rockies impress visitors with their snowy peaks, rising out of a landscape that includes deep valleys, alpine forests, and foaming rivers. In this area of scenic natural beauty, holidays in Kootenay Rockies remain an ideal option for nature lovers of all ages. You could spend your entire vacation gazing up at the humbling peaks, oblivious to the fact that this area remains Canada's premier destination for hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. With the great outdoors so epic, it's not surprising the mountains draw adventurers from every corner of the world. Relaxing pursuits in the Kootenays include fishing, golfing, and touring tiny heritage towns and thriving artist communities.