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BC Trip Reports to 2014
Trip Reports share previous visitors' experiences of their vacations and include a variety of itineraries and interests. Trip reports on this forum often include time in the Rockies. They are a very useful planning tool for a Trip.
The link to the original Trip Report Collection thread is here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
Please consider posting your own Trip Report on the British Columbia Forum after your own vacation.
Below is a list of reports with the most recent ones listed first.
Trip Reports 2014
Vancouver Island Visit by SunSeaker37, Edmonton, December 2014
Victoria, with lots of restaurant experiences.
Vancouver Visit by Cyclone888, California, November 2014
6 days, US Thanksgiving with a stop in Seattle
Short visit by Sandra M, New Hampshire, November 2014
3 days in Vancouver
A Very Useful TR by exporer0412, UK, Sept 2014
2.5 weeks, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Rockies
City of my Dreams by Ilovetravel50, UK, Sept 2014
10 days, Vancouver and Whistler, no rain!!
6 days in Vancouver and across the province, and a week in the Rockies.
Vancouver by Krystal82004, Arizona, Sept 2014
4 days without a car
A few days on north Vancouver Island for whales. Then a flight from Comox to Calgary for a few days in the Rockies.
A Gulf Island by Mrmkbb, Hawaii, Sept 2014
A few days on Galiano.
3 weeks by derbylady_8, UK, Sept 2014
mid-Island and the Victoria area
10 days in Vancouver and a one day report for Stanley Park.
1.5 days in Victoria by flipper314, California, August 2014
Port Angeles to Victoria return by ferry, no car.
Whistler by amkath, Washington, August 2014
4 days at Whistler
Trip Report by sarge_in, Los Angeles, August 2014
5 days Vancouver plus day trip to Whistler, 2 days Victoria. Family of 4. Lots of tips. South Asian foods.
Vancouver Island by Helen Z, Innisfail Alberta, August 2014
5 days, Victoria,
1 week, Victoria, Sooke, Qualicum Beach, Tofino. 3 very nice sets of photos.
1 full day in Vancouver.
Vancouver & Victoria by Alumnus, Iowa, July/August 201410 days, no car
Vancouver to Rockies and back by cromansydney, Sydney, July 2014
10 days, quick paced trip, lots of driving, lots of hiking
Manning Park by johnny2bc, Burmaby, July 2014
3-4 days in mountain air, walking various forest trails, and enjoying the natural sights & sounds
Western Canada by wildlife_lover, Silver Springs, July 2014
2 weeks, Part 1 Vancouver to Banff.
Seattle, Vancouver, Whistler by Lyn E, location unknown, July 2014
1 week, no car
Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver by martyap, Bellmore, NY, July 2014
1 week, no car except for day trips.
Touring and Fishing by traveller47, Port Moody, BC, June/July 2014
1 week, Vancouver Island: Cluxewe Resort, Port Alice, Fort Rupert, Quatsino Lodge
Victoria, Whistler, Vancouver by ztaaks, Detroit, June/July 2014
1 week, Seattle > Victoria > Whistler > Vancouver > Seattle
Rockies and Coast, by kajay, UK, June 2014
2 weeks, See post 23: Vancouver > Rockies > Prince Rupert > BC Ferries > Vancouver Island, Vancouver. The thread contains the planning process as well.
BC with mimimal use of car by u16girl, Montréal, June 2014
16 days, Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, Parksville, Ucluelet
Sun, sea and sand by 611sunseekers, UK, June 2014
2 weeks, Vancouver, Parksville, Ucluelet/Tofino, Victoria
6 Nights Vancouver Island by Valiantsontour, UK, June 2014
The Vancouver Island portion of a longer trip from Seattle to Haines, Alaska, then Whitehorse (Yukon), Skagway
(Alaska), south on the Cassiar Highway to Stewart, Bella Coola, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and back to Seattle. Includes links to the Road Trip Forum's Trip Report version and Valiants' travel blog with photos.
BC and the Rockies by Jeannette504216, UK, May/June 2014
Part 2 for Clearwater to Jasper
Part 3 for Jasper
Part 4 for the Icefields Parkway and Banff
16 days, Vancouver > Whistler > Clearwater > Jasper > Banff > Calgary
Most Amazing Week by Travel4Fun56, Saskatoon, May 2014
1 week on Vancouver Island
BC and Alberta by cch1, Wisconsin, April 2014
2 weeks round trip from Seattle > Vancouver > Rockies > Idaho > Seattle
Trip Reports 2013Vancouver by SuzyTraveller, Missouri, September 2013
4 days in and around Vancouver.
Vancouver followed by Ucluelet and Victoria - partly by public transit and partly by car rental
13 Days by ksols, Kansas City, September 2013
Seattle > Victoria > Vancouver > Whistler > Vancouver > Seattle
3 days in each city.
Vancouver by Oceansidetraveler0, New York, September 2013
4.5 days in the city
In Search of the Spirit Bear by Valiantsontour, UK, September 2013
7 days, Vancouver, Shearwater, Klemtu, Spirit Bear Lodge
Vancouver Island by kaswan, Sheffield, UK, September 2013
2 weeks, Nanaimo, Ucluelet, Tofino and Telegraph Cove
Trip to Vancouver by cperryfranz, Boston, September 2013
7 days in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria
Vancouver by Brit_in_SoCal, Thousand Oaks, CA, September 2013
3 days of foodie excellence.
21 Days: Rockies, Vancouver Island and Vancouver by w-spoons, York, UK, August/September 2013
From the original OP question and planning discussion to the Trip Report in post 12.
Two Aussies Trip Report by Maudie56, Perth, August/September 2013Alaska Cruise, The Rockies, Victoria.
A 10,000 km road trip to Northern BC and Alaska in four travel stages. In the Traveller Article, there is a link to the author's travel journal that describes each stage of the journey. The following map includes enough locations to make sense of the journey, by Sharonbader, August-September 2013
The map itinerary includes Vancouver > Port Hardy (pin Q) > BC Ferries to Prince Rupert (pin A) > Terrace > Cassiar > Whitehorse > > Dawson City > Fort McPherson > Tok > Haines Junction > Haines > Skagway > Liard Hotsprings > Fort Nelson > WAC Bennett Dam > Prince George > Vancouver. Route Map.
Inside Passage BC Ferry, Stewart Cassiar, AK Highway (Stage 1) by Sharonbader, August 2013
One route from Vancouver, BC to Watson Lake, Yukon.
Alaska Highway through Northern BC Rockies (Stage 4) by Sharonbader, September 2013
Beautiful drive through Northern BC, check out biking, hiking and camping in BC Parks!
8 nights, Ucluelet, Nanaimo, Chemainus, Duncan, Victoria
Vancouver and Victoria by promopro, Atlanta, July 2013
A few days in each city, with a celiac's approach to eating.
Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast by thrumpin, Burnaby, July 2013.
4 days, by motorcycle.
British Columbia Trip Report by Jeff D, Oregon, June 2013.
10 days, Victoria > Pt Hardy > BC Ferries > Prince Rupert > Jasper NP > Fraser Canyon > Oregon
4D3N Vancouver pre-cruise by Globe Trekker89, Singapore, June 2013.
Includes poster's blogs and many photos.
Whistler by Chinka_Abbi, Cairns, July, 2013.
3 days at the mountain.
Vancouver and Vancouver Island by jemmwm, Brisbane, June-July 2013.
Vancouver to the Rockies and Back by jemmwm, Brisbane, June-July 2013.
Part 1: 1 week - Vancouver, Vancouver Island.
Part 2: 2 weeks - Vancouver to the Rockies and back.
Gulf Islands (Saturna, Pender, Galiano), Vancouver Island and Newcastle Island by Cheezz, Los Angeles, June 2013.
9 days by car and inter island ferries.
Canadian Rockies and BC, including Victoria by JPW100, Paignton, UK, May-June 2013
13 nights. Combination coach, hire car, Rocky Mountaineeer. Comments about the benefits of flying out of Victoria to the UK.
Vancouver and Whistler by Benjii, Cumbria UK, March-April 2013
3 weeks with some skiing.
Trip Reports 2012
Whistler at New Years by Momabear5, Chilliwack, December 2012
5 days for a family vacation.
Vancouver Island Getaway Parksville/Qualicum by traveller47, Port Moody, September 2012
3 nights with a focus on eating and a bit of hiking.
1 Day Self Guided Tour Vancouver by familytravels1, Victoria, September 2012
Calgary to Vancouver by Mazza50, UK, August 2012
9 days via Banff, Jasper, Valemount, 100 Mile House, Whistler, Vancouver
Bear viewing in Churchill and British Columbia by SheaG, Hawaii,
Manitoba/Churchill Wild, Vancouver, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino - Campbell River, Knight Inlet.
3 week trip to wilderness lodges.
Precruise Trip Report by TDTtraveler, Texas, August 2012
August 24-26 in Vancouver
Trip Report by BtWgn, "Home", August 2012
Seattle, Vancouver, Whistler, the Cascades Loop Drive, Seattle
2 Part Trip Report by jaw75, Los Angeles, July 2012
* 11 bars in 2 days Vancouver
* Vancouver Island 4 nights camping
Trip Report - Vancouver by azislandgirl, Arizona, July 2012
Family with boys 14 and 12
Northwest Trip with Outdoors Potential by sgold_seattle, Washington, July 2012
Seattle > Bellingham > Vancouver > Sea to Sky Highway > Seattle in 4 days.
16 Day Road Trip - BC to the Rockies by Vaycee, Australia, June/July 2012
Part 1 - Vancouver
Part 2 - Whistler > Blue River > Jasper
Part 3 - Jasper
Part 4 - Icefields Parkway to Banff
Part 5 - Revelstoke > Kelowna > Washington State
Part 6 - Victoria cruise ship stop
Retired couple from Australia on a 5 week holiday.
Trip Report - Vancouver Island by OregonExplorer, Oregon, June 2012
one week Oak Bay, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Port Alberni, Nanaimo
Trip Report by johnny2bc, Burnaby, May 2012
One week from Burnaby to Calgary/Drumheller and back
A Stellar Trip to Vancouver by MrExit23, North Carolina, April 2012
One week Vancouver, focus on food and sightseeing
Vancouver Trip Report by QldAussie, Australia, December 2011/January 2012
Part 1 - Vancouver, Whistler
Part 2 - Victoria
3 week holiday with children 10 and 11
Trip Reports 2011
West Coast Trip Pt 1 by powderglut, Colorado, September 2011
5 nights on Vancouver Island: Ucluelet, Tofino, fishing the area. Quamichan Inn, Duncan.
Trip Report by SDugood, Texas, September 2011
1 week, Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island
Trip Report by lovejoy_dds, Wisconsin, Sept 2011
1 week, Vancouver, Whistler and Squamish, with a toddler
Trip Report by brabb, UK, August/September 2011
3 weeks: Calgary > Banff > Icefields Parkway > Jasper > Prince George > Barkerville > Bella Coola > BC Ferries to Port Hardy > Nanaimo > Vancouver > Kelowna > Nelson > Invermere > Calgary.
Trip Report .... Long by JoMammy, Florida, August 2011
7 days Vancouver, focus on food
Trip Report by junebug, Ontario, August 2011
5 days in Vancouver
So Ready! Here's the Plan by benabi, Texas, August 2011
1 week, Vancouver, Whistler
Accommodations Report by weloveCanadaxxx, Cambridge, UK, July 2011
2 weeks. Vancouver to the Rockies and back
Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler by browna1234, Utah, July 2011
8 days, food, fun, fitness
My Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK TripWow slideshow and TR by Places, New York, July 2011
4 days with accommodation in Stewart
The BC Portion of a Road Trip to Alaska by PopOle19, Australia, July 2011
A Short Road Trip in BC by OregonExplorer, Oregon, June 2011
Vancouver > Whistler > Pemberton > Lillooet > Cache Creek > Chilliwack
DIY Vancouver and Trafalgar coach tour by leisure2go, Australia, May 2011
24 days by Rocky Mountaineer and coach tour. Vancouver, Jasper, Banff, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver.
RV Travel Through BC and Alberta by Petedenwales, UK, May 2011
21 days by group RV travel organized by a caravan and camping club in the UK.
Trip Report for Vancouver by mariemtc, Seattle, February 2011
3 days in Vancouver.
Trip Reports 2010
Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast by MooeyWirral, UK, October 2010
2 weeks by car.
Calgary to Vancouver by Rav4England, UK, Sept 2010
24 days from Manchester into Calgary and out of Vancouver touring the Rockies, Vancouver Island and Vancouver. Written with an excellent offering of daily details.
A Touring Holiday in British Columbia and Alberta by GillyB57, UK, Sept 2010
Seniors in a 7 seat van over 23 days. Vancouver, Kamloops, Clearwater, Jasper, Lake Louise, Golden, Revelstoke, Kaslo, Cranbrook, Banff, Calgary.
3 1/2 Day Trip Report by Richie, California, Sept 2010
Vancouver - We Loved it! by FrankNYC, New York City, September 2010
3 nights Vancouver, day trip to Whistler.
2 weeks in the city by CanucksTraveller72, London UK, September 2010
Canucks, food, cycling, day trip to Whistler.
BC and Washington by travelinlite, Scotland, August/September 2010
Travelled by RV over 3 weeks: Vancouver, Whistler, Armstrong, Kaslo, Nelson into Washington State to Seattle and back to Vancouver.
Our Drive on the Cassiar Highway by UrbanNYC, New York City, July 2010
Prince Rupert, Terrace, Stewart, Hyder AK, Dease Lake, and on to Whitehorse YT and Skagway AK.
Trip Report - not so long by FendelIV, Massachussetts, July 2010
1 week, Vancouver and Victoria
Tips and More by carmelina, Chicago, July 2010
5 days in Vancouver
Numbat’s North American Adventure by numbat, Australia, July 2010
Part 1 - Vancouver to Seattle
Part 2 on the Seattle Forum
Part 3 - Vancouver to Nanaimo by seaplane, Parksville, Victoria, Port Hardy to Prince Rupert by BC Ferries, Prince Rupert to Vancouver by plane, Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper.
Part 4 - Jasper, Icefields Parkway, Banff, Calgary, Drumheller, Calgary.
Vancouver Island by organized tour, Icefield Parkway by organized bus.
Seattle-Victoria-Tofino-Victoria-Friday Harbor-Orcas Island-Seattle by judym698, Philadelphia, July 2010
Mixed weather, walks, hikes, focus on Tofino.
Vancouver - Alaska - Whistler - Clearwater - Rockies by jrjs, UK, June 2010
A 3 week self drive.
Trip Reports 2004, 2008, 2009
Chilcotin Fishing and hwy 99 (long) by Traveller47, Vancouver, 2009
Up the Fraser Canyon to Williams Lake, then west to Nimpo Lake
Calgary to Vancouver by Frommy, Australia, June 2008
Part 1 - Calgary to Banff
Part 2 - Banff and Lake Louise
Part 3 - Banff to Jasper
Part 4 - Jasper
Part 5 - Jasper
Part 6A - Jasper to Golden
Part 6B - Jasper to Golden (cont'd)
Part 7 - Golden to Kelowna
Part 8 - Kelowna to Vancouver
Part 9 - Vancouver
Part 10 - Vancouver/Whistler/Home
Describes a 3 week self drive with an excellent offering of daily details.
Vancouver Indian Arm Luncheon Cruise Slideshow to accompany the above Trip Report.
Vancouver to Jasper Slideshow by AchesonTopekaSantaFe, UK, 2008
Vancouver to Prince Rupert by plane, VIA Rail Skeena to Jasper.
Various Alberta and BC Pictures by MrJarArt, Ontario, June 2004
Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Heritage Park Calgary, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Tofino, Victoria, China Beach, Vancouver.