We are planning on a Vancouver vacation from July 27-August 5th. The family includes my wife and 2 boys, ages 12 and 16. So far, I have only booked airfare, no hotels, destinations, etc. I have been to Portland, Oregon many years ago, but no one else in the family has beeen to the Pac Northwest.
We would like to see Vacouver, Victoria island, Whale watching, beaches, rain forest, wineries, brewpubs (for me,not the kids!), etc.
Any suggestions on how to plan the trip? How many days in Vancouver, Victoria Island, Whistler? Do we need a rental car for the whole trip?
We would like to visit Seattle also, but don't know how difficult the border crossing is. How much of a hassle is the border crossing while driving across?