We will be in Victoria from August 11-13. While there, we would like to see a little of Vancouver Island. While in Victoria we want to see Butchart Gardens and explore the city, but we're not into the real touristy attractions downtown. We are thinking of doing some hiking or seeing some of the smaller towns.; we also wouldn't mind seeing some of the beaches. We had originally planned to spend time in Tofino, but had to cut our trip short. We will be leaving Vancouver the morning of the 11th and we were thinking we could take the ferry to Nanaimo and then have a leisurely day driving to Victoria. Or, we could take the ferry straight to Victoria and venture out after we get settled in. We are open to any suggestions.