We are planning a trip to Vancouver, BC, and driving down to Portland, OR., in July or August of 2014. What is the best month to plan for?
We will have two elderly people and five adults. We were thinking of flying into Vancouver and taking a ferry to Victoria, then taking a boat to Seattle. We thought we would rent a car/van in Seattle and drive down to Portland to visit relatives.
How long should we stay in Vancouver, Victoria? What are the sights to see in the summer?
Is it worth it to take a whale watching trip?
If we book on a boat/ferry from Victoria to Seattle, do you advise a particular company?
If we stay on Victoria Island, any advice on a hotel?