43 days in British Columbia & Parry Sound Itinerary

43 days in British Columbia & Parry Sound Itinerary

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Start: Kingston
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  12 h 30 min
1
Yoho National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kootenay National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Kelowna
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Whistler
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
8
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
— 10 nights
Drive:  37 h
9
Parry Sound
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Kingston

4
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.
Yoho National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paget Peak, trek along Iceline Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kicking Horse River.

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Kingston to Yoho National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kingston to Yoho National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingston in September, things will get slightly colder in Yoho National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

2
nights
Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Stanley Glacier, thenmake a trip to Paint Pots, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Numa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park and then admire the majestic nature at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kootenay National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yoho National Park to Kootenay National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kootenay National Park are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Edgewater Hilltop Par 3 Golf & RV Park
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Stanley Glacier ©
Stanley Glacier
Paint Pots ©
Paint Pots
Numa Falls ©
Numa Falls

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kelowna side-trips: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery (in Oliver), Sumac Ridge Estate Winery (in Summerland) and Penticton (Skaha Lake Park & The Book Shop). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Quails' Gate Winery, take in breathtaking views at Myra Canyon Park, and see the interesting displays at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre.

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Getting from Kootenay National Park to Kelowna by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kootenay National Park to Kelowna is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Penticton, West Kelowna, Osoyoos, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Myra Canyon Park ©
Myra Canyon Park
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

5
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.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver day trip planning app.

Getting from Kelowna to Vancouver by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Vancouver sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 out of Whistler to go to Pemberton and see Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb, have fun at Whistler Sliding Centre, admire the sheer force of Alexander Falls, and hit the slopes at Whistler Olympic Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler trip itinerary planner.

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 September since evenings lows in Whistler dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sea to Sky Highway, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
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Highlights from your plan
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park ©
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake

3
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.
Explore Tofino's surroundings by going to Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pacific Rim National Park, kick back and relax at Long Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chesterman Beach, and look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tofino trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Whistler to Tofino in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tofino when traveling from Whistler in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

6
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.
Victoria is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of The Butchart Gardens, ponder the world of politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings, examine the collection at Miniature World, and step into the grandiose world of Craigdarroch Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Victoria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands).

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Central Saanich, West Coast Trail
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

10
nights
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) ©
Encompassing some 450 islands, the archipelago of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) lies 80 km (50 mi) west of British Colombia.
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) is known for museums, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Naikoon Provincial Park - Agate Beach & Misty Meadows Campgrounds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Beauty Trail, make a trip to All About U Arts, and trek along Tow Hill.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). In September, daytime highs in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Parry Sound.

Things to do in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tow Hill ©
Tow Hill
Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay ©
Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay
Langara Island ©
Langara Island

3
nights
Parry Sound

Parry Sound ©
Parry Sound is a town in Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern shore of the sound after which it is named. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lake of Bays Brewing Company, experience rural life at Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arrowhead Provincial Park, and finally examine the collection at Charles W. Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall Of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Parry Sound Mall, thenstroll around Killbear Provincial Park, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Algonquin Regiment Fitness Trail, and finally examine the collection at The Museum on Tower Hill.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Parry Sound trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to Parry Sound in 57 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to Parry Sound due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) in October, Parry Sound is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Parry Sound

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville, Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm ©
Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm
Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary ©
Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary
The Museum on Tower Hill ©
The Museum on Tower Hill

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