11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
1
West Kelowna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Oliver
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Tofino
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Victoria
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
West Kelowna

West Kelowna ©
Calling itself the "Four Seasons Playground," West Kelowna boasts golf courses, gardens, pet-friendly parks, and several outdoor play areas.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the West Kelowna trip maker app .

Toronto to West Kelowna is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto to West Kelowna, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, plan for little chillier nights in West Kelowna, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oliver.

Things to do in West Kelowna

#Wineries, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kelowna
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2
nights
Oliver

Oliver ©
In tiny Oliver, practically every attraction appealing to tourists remains within walking distance of town center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): do a tasting at Silver Sage Winery, do a tasting at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, then examine the collection at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, and finally do a tasting at Rustico Farm & Cellars. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Nighthawk Vineyards, do a tasting at Covert Farms Family Estate, then learn about winemaking at Corcelettes Estate Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Orofino Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oliver trip planner .

Getting from West Kelowna to Oliver by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from West Kelowna in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Oliver, with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Oliver

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Cawston, Nighthawk Vineyards, Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
Silver Sage Winery ©
Silver Sage Winery
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery ©
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

3
nights
Tofino

Tofino ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cox Bay Beach and Eagle Aerie Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Schooner Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rainforest Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tofino route maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oliver to Tofino in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Oliver in May, you will find days in Tofino are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach

3
nights
Victoria

Victoria ©
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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the landmark architecture of Old Victoria Custom House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Robert Bateman Centre, have fun and explore at Miniature World, then get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and finally take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tofino to Victoria by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trip

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater ©
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater
Robert Bateman Centre ©
Robert Bateman Centre
Government House ©
Government House

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