I'm planning a trip to BC for late July/early August and I want to maximize my time but take in as many outdoor activities and as much nature/wildlife as possible. What are the main differences between Campbell River and Telegraph Cove? Are certain sights available at one area and not the other? Is one more easily accessible? I wouldn't want to miss bears and whales but not sure what else is available.
Also, I'm traveling from NY and not sure of the best route. Do I fly to Victoria? Vancouver? Since I'm from a big city I try to avoid them when I travel. Lastly, I would love to do some hiking in Banff. To my understanding this means flying from NY to Alberta (Banff) the. Taking a small flight to the Campbell Island area. Is this feasible? Looking to spend about a week in total.
Thanks so much