Hi all, I am considering moving a few things about in our itinerary and wanted your opinion. We expect to be busy, the aim is to see the sights and get a flavour for as much as we can - It is currently:
Sunday - leave Jasper, visit Mt Edith Cavell, (no walks, just the view point unless the walk happens to be really easy), sleep in Clearwater.
Monday - Visit Helmcken falls (this day feels very empty and a bit of a waste) sleep in Clearwater
Wednesday - Explore Whistler, sleep over
Thursday - drive to Vancouver, sleep in Vancouver
Friday - Vancouver, sleep in Vancouver.
My 'revised' thinking is busy but I think do-able:
Sunday - up early, leave Jasper, visit Mt Edith Cavell (no walks, just the view point unless the walk happens to be really easy), drive on down to Wells Gray and see Helmcken Falls, stay overnight in Clearwater.
Monday - up early, drive via Kamloops and Lillooet to Whistler, think this will take most of the day, stay in Whistler overnight.
Tuesday - explore Whistler, get a late checkout on our room, leave Whistler approx 5pm, drive to Tsawwassen to pick up the 8pm ferry to Nanaimo. Arrive in our hotel at Parksville approx. midnight.
Wednesday - Visit Tofino, sleep over in Parksville
Thursday - Visit Nanaimo and drive down to Victoria, spend a few hours there, ferry back to Vancouver, stay over in Vancouver
Friday - Vancouver, sleep in Vancouver
Any thoughts on this? How long does it take to embark/disembark the ferry with a car? what time would we have to arrive for an 8pm sailing? I'm wondering whether to just do a day trip to Victoria or Nanaimo as a foot passenger from Vancouver, but I REALLY want to see Tofino!
Anyway, any thoughts or advice would be appreciated, thank you!