I am planning a trip for the last 2 weeks in August for 2 adults and 2 teenagers and would be grateful for advice on my proposed itinerary:
Arrive Vancouver Friday 15 August. Plan to get ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola on Tuesday 19 August. Is spending a couple of nights in Telegraph Cove a good idea? Looks like good whale watching and grizzly bear tours from there - but limited choice of accommodation. Should we stop over on way to TC if so where?
4 nights in Bella Coola (at Tweedsmuir lodge? This looks quite expensive but very nice and more bear watching opportunities. Is 4 nights too long? We like hiking, mountain biking all of which on offer).
Spend second week driving back to Vancouver on Highways 20 and 97 via Nimpo lake - go for scenic flight over Hunlan Falls/Ice Fields. We also would like to go white water rafting and/or horse riding on a dude ranch. Is Williams Lake a good base for rafting? Any suggestions on where to stay for this and riding option. Is the area around Clinton best for dude ranches?
Drive back to Vancouver via Joffre Provincial Park.
Is this doable? Any suggestions/tips most welcome.