10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Kelowna International Airport, Drive to West Kelowna
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West Kelowna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Osoyoos
— 1 night
Fly
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Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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West Kelowna

— 2 nights
Calling itself the "Four Seasons Playground," West Kelowna boasts golf courses, gardens, pet-friendly parks, and several outdoor play areas.
On the 9th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our West Kelowna trip app.

Reykjavik, Iceland to West Kelowna is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in May, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in West Kelowna: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Osoyoos.

Things to do in West Kelowna

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Osoyoos

— 1 night
Thanks to favorable year-round weather and plenty of fresh water, the area surrounding Osoyoos remains a top producer of fruit and wine.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): do a tasting at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Desert Hills Estate Winery, then do a tasting at Silver Sage Winery, and finally do a tasting at Rust Wine.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Osoyoos day trip site.

You can drive from West Kelowna to Osoyoos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from West Kelowna in May, Osoyoos is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Tofino.

Things to do in Osoyoos

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Tofino, Vancouver Island

— 3 nights
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.
On the 13th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then kick back and relax at Chesterman Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Mark Penney Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then visit a coastal fixture at Amphitrite Point Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tofino travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Osoyoos to Tofino takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Osoyoos in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tofino: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Victoria.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites and The Bateman Gallery. Christ Church Cathedral and Victoria Pier will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Government House, admire the natural beauty at Abkhazi Garden, have fun and explore at Miniature World, and admire the striking features of Old Victoria Custom House.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Tofino to Victoria takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Victoria sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

British Columbia travel guide

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Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.