Please can someone help advise as I am very confused!
We are flying into Vancouver on thursday and initially planned to stay 3 nights before travelling onto Seattle. However, I struggled to find accommodation last minute for the 3 nights so booked a non refundable rate for 2 nights (annoyingly there is now plenty of accommodation for 3 nights!)
We have a few options and are not sure what would be best:-
1. Book a 3rd night in a different Hotel in Vancouver and then take the early morning train to Seattle
2. Take the late afternoon train to Seattle and stay extra night in Seattle
3. Hire a car and drive to Grouse Mountain, Lyn Canyon or Capilano Canyon and then stay somewhere between Vancouver and Seattle for 3rd night and drop car off in Seattle.
There is little difference price between car and train as there are 4 of us travelling.
If we take the late afternoon train then half the journey will be in dark when we wont be able to see scenery.
Where would be good to stay between Vancouver and Seattle if we drive?
Is it easier to see Grouse Mountain etc if we have a car?
Thanks for any help