9 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

9 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vancouver Island tour planner

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Ucluelet
— 5 nights
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Victoria
— 2 nights
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Ucluelet

— 5 nights
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Adventure Tofino - Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Wild Pacific Trail and Long Beach. Relax by the water at Chesterman Beach and Florencia Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Tofino (Pacific Rim National Park & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, sample the fine beverages at Pacific Rim Distilling, and stroll through Thornton Creek Hatchery.

To see reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Ucluelet online road trip planner.

Toronto to Ucluelet is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Ucluelet is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Ucluelet: highs are around 22°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Victoria

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at French Beach Provincial Park, walk around Centennial Square, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens and then take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria road trip planning website.

You can drive from Ucluelet to Victoria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Victoria sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Vancouver Island travel guide

4.5
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Parks · Scenic Walking Areas
Just off Canada's far western coastline, Vancouver Island serves as a sprawling natural playground tailor-made for those looking to "get away from it all." For most visitors on a Vancouver Island vacation means exploring the many sandy beaches, gazing or photographing snowcapped mountains, picking up some adrenaline by biking down rugged trails, and hiking through some of the world's oldest and least-spoiled rainforests. If that doesn't fill up your Vancouver Island itinerary, head to Cowichan Valley, a picture-perfect place ideal for foodies and wine lovers. For modern attractions and a bit of island sophistication, visit Victoria, provincial capital with a distinctly Mediterranean climate.