10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

10 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia attractions planner
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Fly to Kelowna International Airport, Drive to West Kelowna
West Kelowna
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 3 nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights


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.
Wineries · Nature · Parks
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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 take a bus. 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.
Wineries · Museums
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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.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Victoria, Vancouver Island — 2 nights

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 Victoria Pier. Christ Church Cathedral and Old Victoria Custom House will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Government House, admire the natural beauty at Abkhazi Garden, explore the engaging exhibits at Miniature World, and explore the world behind art at The Bateman Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Victoria driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Tofino to Victoria in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Victoria are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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British Columbia travel guide

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.