I've made several revisions to our June 2007 VIA RAIL trip, based on your great input. So now, we arrive in Vancouver BC @ 7:30am on the 15th of June. Our plan is to head for Victoria right away. We will want to have a car in Victoria so ??? can we rent a car in Victoria or do we need to ferry one across from Vancouver??
If we can get car in Vancouver, which Ferry do we take so we can arrive close to car rental place???
We have a lot of info from threads regarding hotels/B&B's/restaurants in Victoria and I'm leaning toward the Llamma farm B & B, or Abigails, any input????).
From your threads it appears that the Coastal is sometimes late so I'm leaning toward getting to Emeryville the day before, can't afford to miss our connection. Good idea or am I being over-cautious??
If you agree with this plan, that would give us from the 15th to the 19th in the Vancouver/Victoria area. ???? Three days in Victoria then one day in Vancouver and leave from there????
(OR) spend arrival day and night in Vancouver, cross over to Victoria on 16th, spend three days nights in Victoria then Ferry across to Seattle and train it from there??? or go back across to Vancouver and head out from there???
Appreciate the input!!!!!