35 days in British Columbia Itinerary

35 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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35 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Vancouver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Whistler
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Parksville, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Yoho National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Revelstoke
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Kelowna
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Zurich

4
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Totem Poles and Kitsilano Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll around Stanley Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, admire all the interesting features of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and wander the streets of Granville Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Vancouver is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in June: highs in Vancouver hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

4
nights
Whistler

Whistler ©
Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and Whistler Valley Trail. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Nairn Falls Provincial Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, experience the excitement of Whistler Sliding Centre, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get engrossed in the history at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Whistler road trip planning app .

You can drive from Vancouver to Whistler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vancouver in June since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pemberton
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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ©
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park ©
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

5
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salt Spring Island Cheese Company and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: Duncan (Cowichan-Chemainus Historic Scenic Route & The Raptors) and Sooke Potholes Provincial Park (in Sooke). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Inner Harbour, get a sense of history and politics at Government House, and examine the collection at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Victoria in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Whistler in June: highs in Victoria hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Parksville.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Duncan, Central Saanich, Sooke, Salt Spring Island Cheese Company
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Salt Spring Island Cheese Company ©
Salt Spring Island Cheese Company
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Parksville, Vancouver Island

Parksville ©
With access to both the sea and mountains, vacations in Parksville appeal to hikers, swimmers, bird-watchers, and amateur photographers.
On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, then walk around Englishman River Falls Provincial Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, then stroll around Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and then stroll around Parksville Community Park and Skate Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Parksville online itinerary planner .

Drive from Victoria to Parksville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Parksville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Errington, Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, Cathedral Grove
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Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park ©
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©

4
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cox Bay Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Kayaking & Canoeing, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, & more). And it doesn't end there: hike along Rainforest Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Tofino Brewing Company, look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop, and take in the exciting artwork at Henry's Carving Shed.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tofino road trip planning site .

You can drive from Parksville to Tofino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Tofino, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Rainforest Trail ©
Rainforest Trail
Fishing Charters & Tours
Schooner Cove ©
Schooner Cove

2
nights
Clearwater

Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll around Wells Gray Provincial Park, walk around North Thompson River Provincial Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Spahat Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helmcken Falls.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Clearwater online travel planner .

Getting from Tofino to Clearwater by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tofino in July: highs in Clearwater hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Nature Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Helmcken Falls ©
Helmcken Falls
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park

3
nights
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yoho National Park and Takakkaw Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Hamilton Falls, explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake, and hike along Paget Peak.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Yoho National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Clearwater to Yoho National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Clearwater in July; daily highs in Yoho National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Yoho National Park ©
Yoho National Park
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

4
nights
Revelstoke

Revelstoke ©
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Mount Revelstoke National Park. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, sample the fine beverages at Monashee Spirits Craft Distillery, see the interesting displays at Revelstoke Aquatic Centre, and hit the slopes at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Revelstoke travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Revelstoke takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yoho National Park to Revelstoke is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yoho National Park in July, expect Revelstoke to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
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Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail ©
Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Revelstoke National Park ©
Mount Revelstoke National Park

4
nights
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and Lake Okanagan. Venture out of the city with trips to Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery (in Vernon), Summerland (Kettle Valley Steam Railway & Dirty Laundry Vineyard) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Osoyoos). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Kangaroo Creek Farm, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Knox Mountain Park, and learn about winemaking at The Vibrant Vine.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kelowna trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Revelstoke to Kelowna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kelowna

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Summerland, West Kelowna, Osoyoos, Kangaroo Creek Farm, Planet Bee Honey Farm & Meadery
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Lake Okanagan ©
Lake Okanagan
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
Kangaroo Creek Farm ©
Kangaroo Creek Farm

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