Next July, after an Alaskan cruise that ends in Vancouver we have a few days to explore the region before flying out of Seattle back to the East Coast. We are seeking some info to plan our hotel stays.
We plan on renting a car for a day and driving to Whistler on the day we disembark from the cruise ship. That night we will stay in Vancouver. The next day (a Sat.) we would like to see Stanley Park then take the ferry (with all our luggage) to Victoria for the fireworks at Butchart Gardens. Is this a feasible plan? Will the ferry transfer take up most of the afternoon? How far in advance do we need to purchase our ferry tickets?
We will stay in Victoria Sat. night and explore the city on Sun.
On Mon. we take the ferry (and schlep our luggage) to Seattle and spend the night before flying out early Tue.
I'm wondering if the fireworks are worth it or should we spend the entire day on Sat. in Vancouver?
Thanks for your thoughts.