vancouver island

Jul 31st, 2017, 09:11 PM
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vancouver island

Hi, going to Vancouver British Columbia end of Aug. 2017. Traveling to Vancouver Island. Was told we must see Tofino, but then learned its 5 hours from Victoria. If we took the ferry to Nanaimo, would it be reasonable to rent a car drive to Tofino for a night then drive to Victoria for to nights? We only have 3 nights total for Vancouver Island. All the advice is certainly appreciated...
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Aug 1st, 2017, 03:20 AM
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I'd advise against that - all that gives time for is the drive to and from, with no chance to actually spend in Tofino. Instead, you could possibly do 2 nights in Tofino, 1 night in Victoria.
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Aug 1st, 2017, 02:56 PM
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IS Tofino the place to go? Expedia wont give money back on hotel in Victoria, but we are willing to let it go and stay 3 nights in Tofino.. Is that right?
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Aug 1st, 2017, 03:49 PM
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I'd say Vancouver island is the place to go and then you have options. In your situation I'd probably stick with Victoria and rent a car to drive up past Sooke to China Beach. Perhaps do the 45 minute hike to Mystic Beach. Which is exactly what we are doing the last week of August.
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Aug 1st, 2017, 04:52 PM
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I'd advise you to listen to xcountry -- IME, that's someone who really knows what it's like up there! JMO....
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Aug 2nd, 2017, 11:26 AM
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I would wonder if you will even get a hotel in Tofino or Ucluelet at this point, so stick with the south end. As said above, lots to do there.
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Aug 2nd, 2017, 02:50 PM
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With 3 nights total, I would visit either Tofino or Victoria but not try to fit in both.
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