We are flying to Vancouver via Toronto for a conference in Whistler, BC. We have 2 days before arriving in Whistler on January 13th. That time of the year, if we have an extra day or 2 prior to the conference, should we attempt to go to Victoria Island? Are the Christmas lights down at the Gardens by that time? I believe you take a ferry from Vancouver, then do a tour of the gardens. Is that a day trip or more from Vancouver? What else would you suggest we do/see if we have those days prior in Victoria or Vancouver? We are coming from NY..so it is an area we are visiting for the first time, unfortunately not in the best months to see the best of the arena. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!