7 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

7 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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7 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Cranbrook
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Victoria
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Qualicum Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Cranbrook

5
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.
Visiting French Beach Provincial Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Robert Bateman Centre and Shawnigan Lake Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Sooke Potholes (in Sooke) and Duncan (B.C. Forest Discovery Centre & The Raptors). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, look for gifts at Madrona Gallery, hike along Scenic Marine Route, and take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater.

Before you visit Victoria, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Cranbrook to Victoria is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cranbrook to Victoria, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cranbrook in June: highs in Victoria hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Qualicum Beach.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Duncan, Sooke, Shawnigan Lake Museum, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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1
night
Qualicum Beach

Qualicum Beach ©
Qualicum Beach is a town located on Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Cathedral Grove and then take in the dramatic scenery at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, then stroll through Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and then stop by Old Country Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Qualicum Beach planner .

You can drive from Victoria to Qualicum Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Qualicum Beach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Qualicum Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parksville, Cathedral Grove, Old Country Market
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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks ©
Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
Old Country Market ©
Old Country Market

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