8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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8 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h
Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
West Kelowna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Oliver
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Although forestry remains the area's major employer, Clearwater tourism thrives thanks to the region's good opportunities for outdoor activities on six big lakes and four rivers.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Dawson Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Clearwater trip itinerary planning website .

Toronto to Clearwater is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Clearwater due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in Clearwater at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Kelowna.

Things to do in Clearwater

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours
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Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Dawson Falls ©
Dawson Falls

1
night
West Kelowna

West Kelowna ©
Calling itself the "Four Seasons Playground," West Kelowna boasts golf courses, gardens, pet-friendly parks, and several outdoor play areas.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): do a tasting at Okanagan Villa Estate Winery and the Vibrant Vine Tasting Room, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Okanagan, then do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery, and finally do a tasting at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the West Kelowna travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Clearwater to West Kelowna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Clearwater in September: highs in West Kelowna hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oliver.

Things to do in West Kelowna

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature

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Kelowna
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2
nights
Oliver

Oliver ©
In tiny Oliver, practically every attraction appealing to tourists remains within walking distance of town center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Stoneboat Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Black Hills Estate Winery, do a tasting at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, then see the interesting displays at Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, and finally learn about winemaking at Intersection Estate Winery. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery, then experience rural life at Covert Farms Family Estate, then learn about winemaking at Silver Sage Winery, and finally do a tasting at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oliver road trip planning site .

Drive from West Kelowna to Oliver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Oliver, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Oliver

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad, Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery
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Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
Silver Sage Winery ©
Silver Sage Winery
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery ©
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Victoria Butterfly Gardens, make a trip to The Butchart Gardens, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal BC Museum and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Oliver to Victoria in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Oliver in September, you will find days in Victoria are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Central Saanich, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

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