9 days in British Columbia & Peterborough Itinerary

9 days in British Columbia & Peterborough Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vancouver
— 2 nights
2
Whistler
— 2 nights
3
Tofino, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
4
Peterborough
— 1 night

2
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 out of Vancouver with an excursion to Shannon Falls Provincial Park in Squamish--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Stanley Park, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, step off the mainland to explore Granville Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver attractions planner.

Toronto to Vancouver is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vancouver, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Whistler.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shannon Falls Provincial Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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nights
Whistler

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Whistler Blackcomb and then enjoy some diversion at Whistler Sliding Centre. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Sea to Sky Highway, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Whistler travel app.

Traveling by car from Vancouver to Whistler takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Whistler, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Tofino.

Things to do in Whistler

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Sea to Sky Highway
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Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Food Tours
Whistler Sliding Centre ©
Whistler Sliding Centre

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Tofino, Vancouver Island

Tofino ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Pacific Rim National Park and then stroll through Long Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Roy Henry Vickers Gallery, thenkick back and relax at Chesterman Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tofino trip planner.

You can fly from Whistler to Tofino in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tofino when traveling from Whistler in April, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Peterborough.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery ©
Roy Henry Vickers Gallery

1
night
Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough shot to fame as the gateway to the Kawartha Lakes, a huge draw for local and international visitors since the early 20th century.
On the 29th (Wed), examine the collection at The Canadian Canoe Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Evans Contemporary, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Riverview Park and Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Cobourg Museum Foundation, thenpause for some photo ops at Primitive Designs, thengo for a walk through Holton Flowers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Whetung Ojibwa Art and Crafts Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Peterborough tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Tofino to Peterborough in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Tofino to Peterborough, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Peterborough

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Port Hope, Cobourg Museum Foundation
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The Canadian Canoe Museum ©
The Canadian Canoe Museum
Primitive Designs ©
Primitive Designs
Riverview Park and Zoo ©
Riverview Park and Zoo

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