11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip itinerary builder

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Kamloops
— 2 nights
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Kelowna
— 2 nights
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Merritt
— 1 night
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Vancouver
— 2 nights
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Drive to Horseshoe Bay, BC, Ferry to Nanaimo Departure Bay, Drive to Tofino
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
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Kamloops

— 2 nights

Tournament Capital of Canada

Frequent host of major sporting events, Kamloops calls itself the "Tournament Capital of Canada." Visitors come to watch curling and skating competitions, as well as fly fishing championships, bike races, and hockey tournaments.
Wine Tours & Tastings has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pioneer Park and Beach, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then stroll around Riverside Park - Centre of the City.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kamloops day trip planning website.

Grande Prairie to Kamloops is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kelowna.

Things to do in Kamloops

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Kelowna

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Little Straw Vineyards, discover the deep blue sea with Kelowna Divers, and then take in breathtaking views at Myra Canyon Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, then learn about winemaking at Quails' Gate Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kelowna road trip planner.

Getting from Kamloops to Kelowna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Merritt.

Things to do in Kelowna

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Merritt

— 1 night
Merritt is a city in the Nicola Valley of the south-central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Walk of Stars Murals and then trek along Laurie Guichon Memorial Grasslands Interpretive Site.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Merritt trip planning site.

Drive from Kelowna to Merritt in 1.5 hours. In July in Merritt, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.

Things to do in Merritt

Trails · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Vancouver

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Bloedel Conservatory, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then wander the streets of Gastown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Vancouver Lookout, kick back and relax at Kitsilano Beach, and then wander the streets of Granville Island.

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Traveling by car from Merritt to Vancouver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Merritt in August: highs in Vancouver hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors
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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 4th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Mermaid Tales Bookshop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chesterman Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tofino trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Tofino reach 22°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

British Columbia travel guide

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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.