We are planning a trip to BC next year in June/July. At the beginning of our trip we want to go to Vancouver Island for a week. I am considering going straight to the island after arriving at the international airport. I understand that we could do this either by bus/ferry or seaplane? At the end we want to go to downtown Vancouver where we are spending a few days.
I was considering spending 3 nights in Victoria and 3 in Sooke. I wondered if it made sense to start in Victoria, then hire a car and drive to Sooke ,where we would do some day hikes, then drive to Nanaimo via Port Renfrew and Lake Cowichan and then ferry to Horsehoe Bay and bus to Vancouver.