7 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

7 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

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7 days in Vancouver Island Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Tofino
— 3 nights
2
Victoria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Edmonton

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Long Beach and Wild Pacific Trail. Relax by the water at Chesterman Beach and Cox Bay Beach. Go for a jaunt from Tofino to Ucluelet to see Amphitrite Point Lighthouse about 44 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Schooner Cove and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tofino trip planner .

Edmonton to Tofino is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Edmonton to Tofino due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in August, expect nights in Tofino to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Long Beach ©
Long 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Inner Harbour and British Columbia Parliament Buildings. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and French Beach Provincial Park. There's much more to do: delve into the mystery of Craigdarroch Castle, make a trip to The Butchart Gardens, walk around Centennial Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Empress Hotel National Historic Site of Canada.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Victoria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Butchart Gardens, French Beach Provincial Park
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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