Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Wheeled duffle options
  2. 2 TripIt App?
  3. 3 Watch Out! There are Fees!
  4. 4 Money transfer
  5. 5 Fodor's: Please Stop with the Obnoxious Ads
  6. 6 Newbie Using Whats App
  7. 7 Itinerary Planning Apps
  8. 8 Why Do People Bother With Tripadvisor?
  9. 9 Best way to find new things to do in new city/country?
  10. 10 Grad trip: African Safari vs. Europe
  11. 11 Best time to purchase ticket on British Air
  12. 12 In search of international vacation ideas with toddler from NYC
  13. 13 Passport signature
  14. 14 Need advice! First time to Ireland, 10 day itinerary set
  15. 15 Switzerland-Paris10 days trip...queries
  16. 16 St. Louis MO to Yellowstone
  17. 17 Do you get your expired passport back?
  18. 18 May or June trip ideas with 2 adult children
  19. 19 Outdoorsy but with shopping
  20. 20 Travel ideas near spring break?
  22. 22 Barcelona in 4 nights - tips and recommendations needed
  23. 23 Smallest Backpack you've used
  24. 24 Mapping tool for multi-mode, multi-destination trip?
  25. 25 Footwear / clothing for adventure / exploring
View next 25 » Back to the top


Jump to last reply

My son and his girlfriend are currently travelling the world, and we are going to meet them in Vancouver later this month. We (Me, wife and my other son) fly into Vancouver on 18 March and have 4 nights in downtown Vancouver, before meeting them at Vancouver Airport on the morning of 22 March and collecting a hire car. We then have until Saturday 1 April with them until we are due to fly home to the UK. I have looked at driving into the Rockies including Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Whistler etc, but have realised that this will involve a considerable amount of driving, unless we were flying home from Calgary, and will leave us with very little time in each location. Also it is probably not the best time of the year to do this trip?

Consequently, I have pretty much decided to abandon the Rockies, apart from a short trip to Whistler, and leave them for another trip in the future. This leaves the question of how best to use the time that we have available, which is 22 March until 1 April, starting and finishing at Vancouver Intl Airport.

It appears that there is plenty to see and do, including Whistler, Vancouver Island, Victoria, Seattle, Olympic NP, Mount Rainier NP, etc. I am just seeking inspiration as to what would be a suitable route and where is worth visiting/spending time at?

There will therefore be 5 of us, and as it is likely that I will be picking up the tab, I would like to keep to a sensible budget!

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.