8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + bus:  5​h
1
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
2
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Calgary

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Craigdarroch Castle and Chinese Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal BC Museum and Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Explore Victoria's surroundings by going to Sooke (Marshall-Inman Gallery & French Beach Provincial Park). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Inner Harbour and admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Victoria road trip planner.

Calgary to Victoria is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Victoria is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Calgary in June: highs in Victoria hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sooke, Central Saanich
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Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cox Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, then kick back and relax at Schooner Cove, and then view the masterpieces at Mark Penney Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Victoria to Tofino takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Tofino

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Ucluelet
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Granville Island and Gastown. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitsilano Beach, explore and take pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall, and stroll around Stanley Park.

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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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tofino in July: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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