23 days in British Columbia Itinerary

23 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
2
Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
3
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
4
Vancouver
— 5 nights
5
Whistler
— 3 nights
6
Chilliwack
— 1 night
7
Kelowna
— 2 nights
8
Yoho National Park
— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & WestCoast Wild Adventures). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tofino route planning tool.

Toronto to Tofino is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Ucluelet
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WestCoast Wild Adventures ©
WestCoast Wild Adventures
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail

1
night
Campbell River, Vancouver Island

Campbell River ©
Locals may joke Campbell River represents civilization's end on scenic Vancouver Island, yet the city remains a lively hub of tourism consistently packed with nature enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Campbell River, and then see the world from above with 49 North Helicopters.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Campbell River day trip planner.

Getting from Tofino to Campbell River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tofino in October since evenings lows in Campbell River dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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49 North Helicopters ©
49 North Helicopters
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Museum at Campbell River ©
The Museum at Campbell River

4
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.
Step out of Victoria to go to Sooke and see East Sooke Regional Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at The Butchart Gardens, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, see the interesting displays at Miniature World, and explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Victoria trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Campbell River to Victoria by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Campbell River in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Victoria, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Saanich, East Sooke Regional Park
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum

5
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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown.

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You can fly from Victoria to Vancouver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

North Vancouver
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

3
nights
Whistler

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Whistler is known for adventure, winter sports, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, explore the activities along Lost Lake, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Whistler online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, Whistler is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
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Off-Road Tours
Lost Lake ©
Lost Lake
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb

1
night
Chilliwack

Mid-sized Chilliwack serves as a convenient day-trip idea from Vancouver, located just 100 km (60 mi) to the west.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Clayburn Village, then relax in the rural setting at Anita's Organic Mill, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chilliwack trip site.

You can drive from Whistler to Chilliwack in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Whistler in October; daily highs in Chilliwack reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Clayburn Village
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Clayburn Village ©
Clayburn Village

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nights
Kelowna

Kelowna ©
At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, relax in the rural setting at Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure, and then learn about winemaking at Cahoots - Cider & Art. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Myra Canyon Park, do a tasting at Off The Grid Organic Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Quails' Gate Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kelowna trip maker.

Drive from Chilliwack to Kelowna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

West Kelowna
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure ©
Don-O-Ray Farm Adventure
Wine Tours & Tastings
Myra Canyon Park ©
Myra Canyon Park

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nights
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park ©
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Yoho National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paget Peak, explore the activities along Emerald Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yoho National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kelowna to Yoho National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In October in Yoho National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Paget Peak ©
Paget Peak
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
Wapta Falls ©
Wapta Falls

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