8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia holiday planner

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Osoyoos
— 1 day
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Revelstoke
— 1 night
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Clearwater
— 1 night
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Parksville, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
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Osoyoos

— 1 day
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
On the 3rd (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, then learn about winemaking at Silver Sage Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Rust Wine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Osoyoos day trip website.

Vancouver to Osoyoos is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Osoyoos: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Revelstoke

— 1 night
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
On the 4th (Sun), trek along Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail, then examine the collection at Revelstoke Railway Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Revelstoke tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Osoyoos to Revelstoke in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Osoyoos in July, with highs in Revelstoke at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Trails

Clearwater

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Spahat Falls, identify plant and animal life at River Safari, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wells Gray Provincial Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Clearwater takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Revelstoke in July, plan for little chillier nights in Clearwater, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Clearwater

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Schooner Cove, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Cox Bay Beach, then trek along Rainforest Trail, and then visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofino trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Clearwater to Tofino by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Clearwater in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tofino: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Parksville.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Parksville, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

Jewel of Vancouver Island

With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove, then admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, and then walk around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parksville Community Park, stroll around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, then experience rural life at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, and finally make a trip to Old Country Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Parksville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tofino to Parksville in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Parksville

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Campbell River, Vancouver Island

— 1 night

Salmon Capital of the World

Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll around Elk Falls Provincial Park, and then snap pictures at Elk Falls Suspension Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Campbell River trip maker.

Traveling by car from Parksville to Campbell River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Campbell River sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Campbell River

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.