23 days in British Columbia Itinerary

23 days in British Columbia Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Vancouver
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Kelowna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Osoyoos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Revelstoke
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Whistler
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
8
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Vancouver
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salt Spring Island Cheese Company and Nitobe Memorial Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Nanaimo (Maffeo Sutton Park, Harbourfront Walkway, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Stanley Park, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, snap pictures at Lions Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vancouver, use our trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Vancouver. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Vancouver hover around 21°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island Cheese Company
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Salt Spring Island Cheese Company ©
Salt Spring Island Cheese Company
Newcastle Island ©
Newcastle Island

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Kettle Valley Rail Trail, learn about winemaking at Rollingdale Winery, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Okanagan, learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kelowna travel route planning app.

Getting from Vancouver to Kelowna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Osoyoos.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

West Kelowna, Wine Tours & Tastings, Kettle Valley Rail Trail
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Lake Okanagan ©
Lake Okanagan
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Osoyoos

Osoyoos ©
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
On the 25th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Gehringer Brother's Estate Winery, do a tasting at Desert Hills Estate Winery, and then tee off at Osoyoos Golf Club. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Sonora Dunes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Osoyoos tour planner.

You can drive from Kelowna to Osoyoos in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Revelstoke.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Golf Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

Oliver
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Osoyoos Golf Club ©
Osoyoos Golf Club
Desert Hills Estate Winery ©
Desert Hills Estate Winery
Sonora Dunes ©
Sonora Dunes

2
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Revelstoke

Revelstoke ©
At first glance, Revelstoke may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere.
On the 27th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Revelstoke Mountain Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Revelstoke Museum & Archives. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Revelstoke Railway Museum and then stroll around Blanket Creek Provincial Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Revelstoke visit planner.

You can drive from Osoyoos to Revelstoke in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May, Revelstoke is a bit cooler than Osoyoos - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Revelstoke

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Revelstoke Mountain Resort ©
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Revelstoke Railway Museum ©
Revelstoke Railway Museum
Revelstoke Museum & Archives ©
Revelstoke Museum & Archives

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get outside with Battle Mountain Equine Enterprises Inc. and then take in the dramatic scenery at Helmcken Falls. On the next day, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then hike along Moul Falls Trail.

Planning Clearwater trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Revelstoke to Clearwater by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Revelstoke in May since evenings lows in Clearwater dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wells Gray Provincial Park ©
Wells Gray Provincial Park
Moul Falls Trail ©
Moul Falls Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): trek along Cheakamus Lake Trail, sample the fine beverages at Pemberton Distillery, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then get outside with Whistler Village Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Whistler itinerary planner.

Getting from Clearwater to Whistler by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Whistler sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ucluelet.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pemberton
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Whistler Village Sports ©
Whistler Village Sports

1
night
Ucluelet, Vancouver Island

Ucluelet ©
A haven for surfers on Canada's west coast, the small town of Ucluelet offers rugged, rocky scenery to complement the powerful waves that crash against its shores.
On the 3rd (Mon), view the masterpieces at Reflecting Spirit Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Clayoquot Sound, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cox Bay Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Rim National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ucluelet trip itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Whistler to Ucluelet in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Whistler in June: highs in Ucluelet hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Victoria.

Things to do in Ucluelet

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tofino
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Cox Bay Beach ©
Cox Bay Beach
Clayoquot Sound ©
Clayoquot Sound
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park

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 5th (Wed): go for a walk through The Butchart Gardens and then take in the waterfront activity at Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Government House, hike along Scenic Marine Route, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abkhazi Garden, and finally make a trip to Government Street.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ucluelet to Victoria takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Neighborhoods Trails

Side Trip

The Butchart Gardens
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater ©
Ogden Point Terminal & Breakwater
Scenic Marine Route ©
Scenic Marine Route

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nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at False Creek, steep yourself in history at Deep Cove, and then take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Vancouver day trip planning app.

Drive from Victoria to Vancouver in 3.5 hours. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

North Vancouver
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
False Creek ©
False Creek
Vancouver Aquarium ©
Vancouver Aquarium

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