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Whistler or Vancouver island

Seal Beach, CA
2 posts
1 review
Whistler or Vancouver island

I will be in Vancouver (city) for 5 days vacation and want to stay outside the city for 4 additional days...maybe Whistler...or suggestions for end of june. Not enough time to go as far as Tofino.

Nanaimo, Canada
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for Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
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1. Re: Whistler or Vancouver island

Sure you have more than enough time to go to Tofino! Leave on the 8:30 am Horseshoe Bay ferry to Departure Bay. Arrive at 10:10. Drive to Tofino and arrive there are 1:00 - 1:15 pm. Stay 3 nights, drive back. Lots of time.

Depending on what you want to do I would suggest Vancouver Island over Whistler. More things to see and do, more options.

Let us know what you like to do and we can offer lots of advice!

Vancouver BC
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2. Re: Whistler or Vancouver island

Two entirely different venues. Whistler means park the car and head out for activities like wind surfing, canoe/kayak, downhill biking, dining, partying etc. The Island involves ferries and travel time and depending where you go maybe fishing, zodiac exploration, beach walking. What you want to do answers the where question.

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Whistler or Vancouver island

End of June means Canada Day on July 1st and Independence Day on July 4th. Extremely busy on the ferries to the Island and reservations would be a must.

You could always do a day trip to Whistler on one of your Vancouver Days (2 hours, stops extra.) Visiting Tofino is a unique experience.

Agree, it depends on what kind of activities you are interested in.

Seal Beach, CA
2 posts
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4. Re: Whistler or Vancouver island

Thanks. We've decided to head up to Tofino for a 3 nights. Probably stay at Wickininnish or one of the other resorts. The Zodiac trips look fun, hot springs too. Any suggestions where to eat in Tofino area or other "must see" while we are there. We will take the ferry back to Vancouver late after 8pm the last day.

5. Re: Whistler or Vancouver island

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