8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Port Hardy, Vancouver Island
Drive:  4​h
1
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Port Hardy, Vancouver Island

1
night
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.
You've now added Tofino Air Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a bird's-eye view with Tofino Air Tours and then hike along Wild Pacific Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pacific Rim National Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tofino vacation builder tool .

Port Hardy to Tofino is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. July in Tofino sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Wild Pacific Trail
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Tofino Air Tours ©
Tofino Air Tours
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail

3
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, zoos & aquariums, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Stanley Park, wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vancouver planner .

Fly from Tofino to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tofino in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Vancouver: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

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

3
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 museums, wildlife, parks, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle, walk around Beacon Hill Park, and get a sense of history and politics at British Columbia Parliament Buildings.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Victoria trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Victoria takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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