8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia vacation planner

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Salmon Arm
— 1 night
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Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive
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Squamish
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
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Salmon Arm

— 1 night
Salmon Arm is a city in the Shuswap Country of the Southern Interior of the Canadian province of British Columbia that has a population of 17,464 (2011). On the 2nd (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, sample the fine beverages at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, and then admire the sheer force of BX Falls. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Pedro Gonzales Fruit, experience rural life at Grass Root Dairies, then stroll around McGuire Lake Park, then take in the waterfront at Salmon Arm Wharf, and finally experience rural life at D Dutchmen Dairy.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salmon Arm travel route builder tool.

Kelowna to Salmon Arm is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Salmon Arm, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pemberton.

Things to do in Salmon Arm

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pemberton

— 1 night
Pemberton is a village municipality north of Whistler in the Pemberton Valley of British Columbia in Canada, with a population of 2,192. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Sea to Sky Highway, then walk around Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pemberton trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Salmon Arm to Pemberton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. July in Pemberton sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Squamish.

Things to do in Pemberton

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Squamish

— 1 night

Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada

Easily accessible from both Whistler and Vancouver, little Squamish sits in the middle of one of Canada's scenic natural areas, affectionately called the "Sea to Sky Country." A vacation in Squamish provides the perfect opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities, so it's not surprising the town calls itself the "Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada." Visitors get their dose of adrenaline by rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, golfing, whitewater rafting, or kite surfing in the area.
On the 5th (Sun), ride a horse along Diamondhead Outfitters, then explore the activities along Lake Lovely Water, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shannon Falls Provincial Park, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Stawamus Chief Park.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Squamish trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Pemberton to Squamish in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Pemberton in July, you will find days in Squamish are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Squamish

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Vancouver

— 4 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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Squamish to Vancouver in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vancouver can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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.