46 days in British Columbia Itinerary

46 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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

5
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.
Spend the 8th (Tue) wandering through the wild on The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Spiral Tunnels. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Takakkaw Falls, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge, explore the activities along Sherbrooke Lake, and hike along Wapta Falls.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yoho National Park travel route app.

Montreal to Yoho National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Montreal in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yoho National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Takakkaw Falls ©
Takakkaw Falls
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation ©
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Penticton (Penticton Farmers' Market & The Book Shop), Oliver (Burrowing Owl Estate Winery & Intersection Estate Winery) and Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad (in Osoyoos). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the verdant scenery at Okanagan Valley, and do a tasting at Quails' Gate Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kelowna trip planner.

Drive from Yoho National Park to Kelowna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yoho National Park to Kelowna, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nelson.

Things to do in Kelowna

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Penticton, Oliver, Oyama Zipline Adventure Park, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, Okanagan Valley
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Myra Canyon Park ©
Myra Canyon Park
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad ©
Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad

5
nights
Nelson

Nelson ©
Nelson is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Change things up with these side-trips from Nelson: Berg Lake Trail (in Mount Robson), Columbia River Skywalk (in Trail) and Kootenay National Park (Sinclair Canyon and the Redwall Fault, Marble Canyon, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at Kokanee Mountain Zipline, see the interesting displays at Nelson Fire & Rescue Hall, grab your bike and head to Great Northern Rail Trail, and hike along Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelson road trip planner.

Getting from Kelowna to Nelson by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kootenay National Park, Slocan Valley Rail Trail, Berg Lake Trail, Kootenay Lake, Columbia River Skywalk
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Kokanee Mountain Zipline ©
Kokanee Mountain Zipline
Marble Canyon ©
Marble Canyon
Berg Lake Trail ©
Berg Lake Trail

5
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.
When in Whistler, make a side trip to see Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in Pemberton, approximately Pemberton away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whistler Blackcomb, explore the activities along Lost Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Whistler sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nelson to Whistler by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nelson in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Whistler, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, Sea to Sky Highway
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Off-Road Tours

7
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.
Step out of Vancouver to go to Port Coquitlam and see Gates Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Stanley Park, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, wander the streets of Gastown, and snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Whistler in September since evenings lows in Vancouver dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Gates Park
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 2:
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tofino: Ucluelet (Amphitrite Point Lighthouse & Wild Pacific Trail). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. On the 5th (Mon), hike the day away at West Coast Trail. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Chesterman Beach, look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tofino online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Tofino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Campbell River.

Things to do in Tofino

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ucluelet, West Coast Trail
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Wild Pacific Trail
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Campbell River: Port Alberni (Stamp River Provincial Park & Cathedral Grove), Paradise Plants Garden Centre (in Courtenay) and Mount Washington Alpine Resort (in Mount Washington). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at The Museum at Campbell River, admire the majestic nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Campbell River trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tofino to Campbell River takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tofino in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Campbell River, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Victoria.

Things to do in Campbell River

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Port Alberni, Salish Sea Market, Old Country Market, Lighthouse Country Regional Trail, China Beach
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Elk Falls Provincial Park ©
Elk Falls Provincial Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Museum at Campbell River ©
The Museum at Campbell River

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Victoria side-trips: East Sooke Regional Park (in Sooke) and Cowichan Valley trail (in Lake Cowichan). The adventure continues: go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens, have fun and explore at Miniature World, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the historical opulence of Craigdarroch Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria attractions planning website.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Victoria, with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Saanich, East Sooke Regional Park, Cowichan Valley trail
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 20:
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour

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