11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

11 days in British Columbia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock British Columbia trip builder
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— 2 nights
— 4 nights
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Crofton, Vancouver Island
— 1 night


Whistler — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Whistler road trip website.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Whistler is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Whistler is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Whistler: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vancouver.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
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Vancouver — 4 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Take a break from the city and head to Granville Island and Vancouver Seawall. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Stanley Park, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take a stroll through Gastown, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vancouver trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Whistler to Vancouver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vancouver, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Victoria.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Inner Harbour and Craigdarroch Castle. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Sooke Regional Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, stroll around Beacon Hill Park, steep yourself in history at Old Victoria Custom House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Victoria trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: highs in Victoria hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Crofton.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Crofton, Vancouver Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Crofton route planner.

Traveling by car from Victoria to Crofton takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip
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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.