We'll be staying in seattle for 3 days, and in the city of victoria for 3 days in early october, taking a whale tour one of those days...so we get a lot of water/ocean scenery on our trip. Fiancee is also wanting to see/photograph some of the beautiful mountains/trees kinda scenery too.
If we take the amtrak train from Seattle-Vancouver and then ferry over we get some good mountain/woodsy scenery.
But we were thinking, if we don't ride the train and just take the ferry from Seattle to victoria---that's more water/ocean photos...how can we experience the beauty of the mountains and trees while in victoria?
Would it be worth renting a car for a day and driving around to see the mountains/trees? Or is there a good state park/scenic area within an hour or so drive of Victoria? Are there commerical day tours from Victoria to somewhere in the mountains? Whistler is like a long way away from Victoria, right? Or is it an easy drive?
Sorry for so many questions.