15 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

15 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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15 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tofino
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Qualicum Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Victoria
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and Eagle Aerie Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cox Bay Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Rubio & Kayaking & Canoeing). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Long Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tofino Brewing Company, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs Cove.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tofino trip planner .

Toronto to Tofino is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Tofino at 21°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach

2
nights
Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Old Country Market- Goats on Roof, then admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): walk around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, look for all kinds of wild species at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, and finally look for gifts at Island Scallops.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Qualicum Beach day trip planner .

Getting from Tofino to Qualicum Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Country Market- Goats on Roof, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, Cathedral Grove, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre ©
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park ©
Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

7
nights
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.
Get outdoors at French Beach Provincial Park and East Sooke Regional Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ross Bay Cemetery and Victoria Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victoria: Sooke (Sooke Potholes Provincial Park & Fishing Charters & Tours). The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, admire the striking features of Hatley Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Inner Harbour.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victoria travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Qualicum Beach to Victoria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Victoria sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sooke, Colwood, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, Metchosin Pioneer Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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