Hello. We are thinking about a trip for our 25th anniversary next summer and Vancouver is one of the places we are thinking about. We would probably be going in mid-August. There are just the 2 of us and we really haven't given much thought as to any particular part of the area to stay in. That said, we would be interested in see the metro area (i.e. Vancouver, islands, Victoria, surrounding area). In that regard, we have our first question: how easy is it to get around the area? We would be flying in and would prefer not to rent a car and we generally like public transportation.
Our interests include the following:
1. historical and cultural sites--We would include in this category any/all of the following: military sites, heritage sites, lumberjacks
2. First Nations history and culture
4. wineries in the area
5. any hot "foodie" spots that should be tasted
6. Shakespeare in particular and theater in general
We're not really hikers or anything like that. Our idea of parks are nice places to see some flowers or statues as opposed to taking a hike. Information along those lines would be appreciated.
Finally, we would be interested to know of any festivals/fairs that are generally held around the time of our planned visit.
Thank you all in advance!