I am planning a trip to Vancouver in August. We are thinking of doing some hiking in Garibaldi park. From Vancouver, should we just take road 99 straight to Squamish/Whistler and then back? Or take an extra day to make a loop via highway 1? My plan is to spend 3-4 days in the area. More precisely my questions are:
- Does highway 1 to Lillooet offer nice landscapes? If so, where to you suggest I stay along highway 1?
- Where is the best place to stay near Garibaldi park? Looking for evenning pubs if possible.
- If we don't take an extra day to drive the 1, are 3 nights/4 day too much for Garibaldi area?
We are looking for hiking, road or easy mountain biking, sightseeing, rain forest, mountain viewing. After Garibaldi we will be heading to Vancouver island for about 8 days.
I'm open to all your ideas.