60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kelowna
— 8 nights
Fly to Cranbrook, Drive to Radium Hot Springs
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Radium Hot Springs
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yoho National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Clearwater
— 6 nights
Fly to Terrace, Train to Prince Rupert
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Prince Rupert
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Vancouver
— 9 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 7 nights
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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. Change things up with a short trip to Cowichan Valley trail in Lake Cowichan (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Bug Zoo, see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Victoria sightseeing planning app.

Vancouver to Victoria is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Vancouver in June, plan for little chillier days in Victoria, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

8
nights
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 Myra Canyon Park and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad. Venture out of the city with trips to Summerland (E.P. Orchards & Will Enns Art Studio), Osoyoos (Okanagan Art Gallery & Van Kalkeren Orchards & Fruit Stand) and Penticton (The Book Shop & Skaha Lake Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at BX Falls, take some stellar pictures from Kalamalka Lake Lookout, and let the kids burn off some steam at Davison Orchards Country Village.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kelowna trip maker.

You can fly from Victoria to Kelowna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Radium Hot Springs.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

7
nights
Radium Hot Springs

Radium Hot Springs, informally and commonly called Radium, is a village of approximately 800 people situated in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. Family-friendly places like Kootenay National Park and Creekside Golf Course will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Radium Hot Springs side-trips: Kootenay National Park (Stanley Glacier, Paint Pots, &more), Golden (Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park (in Edgewater). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, tee off at Copper Point Golf Club, explore the landscape on two wheels at Northstar Rails 2 Trails, and hike along Old Coach Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Radium Hot Springs sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kelowna to Radium Hot Springs by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Radium Hot Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Trails

Side Trips

5
nights
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 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Emerald Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceline Trail, contemplate the long history of Burgess Shale, and admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Radium Hot Springs to Yoho National Park in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yoho National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

6
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Clearwater

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park (in Scotch Creek) and Chinook Cove Golf (in Barriere). Spend a day outdoors on the 1st (Thu) with Wells Gray Adventures. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Spahat Falls, get outside with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc., and stroll around Wells Gray Provincial Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Clearwater trip builder website.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Clearwater in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yoho National Park to Clearwater, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yoho National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Clearwater: highs are around 25°C and lows about 7°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Prince Rupert.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

4
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Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Prince Rupert is known for wildlife, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, steep yourself in history at North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site, hike along Tall Trees Trail, and see the interesting displays at The Prince Rupert Visitor Centre & Port Interpretive Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Prince Rupert trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Clearwater to Prince Rupert takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Clearwater in July, you will find days in Prince Rupert are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Prince Rupert

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

7
nights
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 Chesterman Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Wild Pacific Trail, &more). On the 11th (Sun), hike the day away at West Coast Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll around Tonquin Park, explore the activities along Clayoquot Sound, and gain insight at Raincoast Education Society.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tofino sightseeing tool.

Fly from Prince Rupert to Tofino in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Tofino are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.
Bring the kids along to Stanley Park and Vancouver Aquarium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Sa Boothroyd Gallery (in Gibsons) and Roberts Creek (Farm Ventures & Mystique Andalusians). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, stroll around Queen Elizabeth Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and visit Vancouver Downtown.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vancouver sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tofino in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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 Whistler Blackcomb and Zipline will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, ski along the peaceful trails at Callaghan Country's Alexander Falls Touring Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in July, Whistler is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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.