i will be flying from miami to canada on august 1st and don't have meetings until the morning of august 6th in vancouver. this will be my fifth time to vancouver. i have been to victoria twice and whistler twice so I want to now see something else prior to the 6th.
I was going to spend 4 days at the knight inlet lodge but didn't start the process fast enough.
I have heard that northern vancouver island is best for wildlife viewing. since knight inlet is booked what location do people suggest? telegraph cove is at the top of my list because the bear and whale tours seem quite popular. however, i know that just because something is popular does not mean it is good so I am open to suggestions.
if i had more time i would like to consider maple leaf tours or ocean light tours but i know there isn't enough time for those.
also, if someone knows how much time it will roughly take to get from the city/town they suggest to the hyatt on burrard i would greatly appreciate a time frame.
in terms of animals, i would like to see bears even though i saw some in whistler, whales even though i saw a bunch on a great tour in victoria and have heard the johnston strait is quite nice. thanks in advance for the tips.