About to take off tonight and still scrambling to plan our trip to VI. Thankfully all our accommodation is booked and read about many options, just have to plan the specifics of each day. We are taking our two girls (6&9) to camp for August 5-11th so we will be in Ucleutet and Courtenay alone, but the rest of the time we travel as a family.
We arrive early on the 2nd, have reservations for the ferry to Victoria, and will leisurely head to Sooke that day. Would love a glance at our itinerary if you can. We love hiking and our girls want to see nature of any kind.
Also, for Butchart Garden fireworks on August 4th, what time would we need to get there to be able to park? Website says early but how early? Not sure if it is worth it given we are staying in Sooke and girls off to camp the next day, but sounds incredible.
Thanks so much in advance!
-Arrival in Vancouver at 7am, ferry to Victoria, get groceries somewhere
-Walk around East Sooke park if not too tired
Sooke Potholes, Botanical Beach (too far of a drive?)
-Day trip to Victoria, Butchart Gardens and Fireworks
-Drop girls off at Nanoose Bay, Drive to Ucluetet
August 6— Ucluetet
August 7-- Ucluetet
-Strathcona area, recommended long day hikes?
August 13—Campbell River
August 14—Campbell River
-Day trip to Quadra Island
August 15—Salt Spring Island
-Duncan Raptor Center
-Crofton to Vesuvius ferry
August 16—Salt Spring Island
-Long Harbour, SI to Tsawwassen
August 18---Fly Home