I've been posting and reading for awhile, thought I'd put our plans up and let the pros take a shot at it. Suggestions welcomed.
Weds 9/5---Fly into Bellingham, grab a car and arrive at the Sheraton 4Pts-Richmond for two nights, using Sheraton points. I know, not a great location to explore downtown Vancouver but low Sheraton points required and short trip to the ferry. No concrete plans for Vancouver at this point or transportation to downtown.Drive our car or public trans? Where to park downtown if we drive?
Fri 9/7--Ferry from Tsawwassen to Naniamo, drive to Tofino, stop at Cathedral Grove on the way, maybe lunch in Port Alberni if you guys think seeing Port Alberni is worth the stop.
Fri, Sat, Sun--Stay at the Tofino Motel Harbour View three nights. Good location and good price? Plan to do rain forest hikes, beach walks, eat, and chill out. Suggestions as to trail heads and restaurants appreciated. Whale trip? Not the best time of year I hear. Bear trip?
9/10---Check out, drive to Campbell River, leisure day. Where do we stop on the way, don't care if we get to CR late? Cheap room, Travelodge/ old Super 8.
9/11--Two nighst at the Heriot Bay Inn, Quadra island, with a bear trip to Butte Inlet on the 12th. The 11th is wide open, could hang in CR for awhile or take the ferry to Quadra Island/Cortez and spend the day there.
9/13--Work my way back to the ferry and go back to the 4Pts Sheraton, meet two friends from Texas who are staying there.
The 13th is wide open, time on the island or hurry back to Vancouver? Stuff to do on the way to the ferry?
Dinner the 13th----Joe Fortes, good views from rooftop?
13th & 14th-- Wide open to play in Vancouver, attend Night Mkt. (Fri only or Thursday also?) in Richmond. Suggestions appreciated. We're not museum people, love old funky parts of town to walk, drink, shop, sightsee, drink, etc.
9/15--Get up REAL EARLY, catch a 9:15 plane to Ohio from Bellingham. Can I do this?
Tell me where I've screwed up!