33 days in British Columbia Itinerary

33 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Fly to Calgary, Bus to Lake Louise Lakeshore, Taxi to Yoho National Park
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Yoho National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kelowna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chilliwack
— 2 nights
Drive
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Whistler
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vancouver
— 6 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Burgess Shale, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kicking Horse River, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): trek along Iceline Trail and then explore the activities along Emerald Lake.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yoho National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Toronto to Yoho National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in November: highs in Yoho National Park hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kelowna.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Natural Bridge ©
Geologic Formation
Natural Bridge
4.4
Burgess Shale ©
World heritage site
Burgess Shale
4.8
Kicking Horse River ©
Water Body
Kicking Horse River
4.7

4
nights
Kelowna

Orchard City

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 Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad (in Osoyoos), Penticton (Penticton Visitor Centre, Skaha Lake Park, &more) and Vernon (Beyond Belief Entertainment Centre & Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Urban Distilleries + Winery, appreciate the views at Okanagan Valley, and see what you can catch with Rodney's Reel Outdoors.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kelowna trip itinerary planning website.

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yoho National Park to Kelowna. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chilliwack.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
The Book Shop ©
Landmark
The Book Shop
4.8

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by The Farm House Natural Cheeses, and then relax in the rural setting at Anita's Organic Mill. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, then trek along 32 Vedder River Rotary Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tanglebank Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chilliwack travel route planner.

Drive from Kelowna to Chilliwack in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Chilliwack sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Chilliwack

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park in Pemberton (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Whistler Museum, cruise along Sea to Sky Highway, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Whistler trip builder site.

Drive from Chilliwack to Whistler in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Chilliwack, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Whistler, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Zipline
4.9
©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.6
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Whistler Blackcomb
4.5

6
nights
Vancouver

Hollywood North

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: admire all the interesting features of Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grouse Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology, and explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vancouver tour builder site.

Getting from Whistler to Vancouver by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Whistler in November; daily highs in Vancouver reach 11°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Stanley Park ©
Must see
Stanley Park
4.8

5
nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island

Garden City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victoria: Sooke (French Beach Provincial Park & East Sooke Regional Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal BC Museum, walk around Beacon Hill Park, contemplate the long history of Craigdarroch Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abkhazi Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria online vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nanaimo.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Royal BC Museum ©
Must see
Royal BC Museum
4.7
Inner Harbour ©
Historic Walking Area
Inner Harbour
4.8

3
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Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Harbor City

Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nanaimo: Cheers Cowichan Tours (in Cowichan Bay), Cowichan Valley trail (in Lake Cowichan) and Parksville (Robert Held Art GLass, Spas, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pipers Lagoon Park and walk around Neck Point Park.

Plan a trip to Nanaimo easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Nanaimo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Nanaimo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Campbell River.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your trip
Pipers Lagoon Park ©
Wildlife Area
Pipers Lagoon Park
4.7
©
Spa
Spas
3.2
Cheers Cowichan Tours ©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Cheers Cowichan Tours
4.9

1
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Campbell River, Vancouver Island

Salmon Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get interesting insight from 50 North Adventures, then take an in-depth tour of The Museum at Campbell River, and then take an unforgettable tour with 49 North Helicopters.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Campbell River visit planner.

Drive from Nanaimo to Campbell River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Campbell River when traveling from Nanaimo in December, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Campbell River

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip
49 North Helicopters ©
Helicopter Tour
49 North Helicopters
4.8
50 North Adventures ©
Photography Tour
50 North Adventures
5.0

4
nights
Tofino, Vancouver Island

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tofino: Ucluelet (Wild Pacific Trail & Amphitrite Point Lighthouse). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Pacific Rim National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Long Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tofino holiday planner.

Getting from Campbell River to Tofino by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Campbell River in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Tofino, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Wild Pacific Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Wild Pacific Trail
4.9
Long Beach ©
Beach
Long Beach
4.8

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