We arrive at Vancover airport about 1pm, renting a car. So out of there by 2pm say. This is on a Tuesday. I then have rest of Tuesday and all of Wednesday and till Thursday 11am when I have to start to drive to Banff. Is this enough time to see Vancouver island? I was thinking of taking a late ferry (with our rental car) to Victoria and stay in a hotel there for 2 nights. On thursday after any final morning sight seeing we would take ferry back and start drive to Banff.
On our return we will have 2 more night and 1-2 day in Vancouver, hoping to see main vancouver sights on that back end. Does this make sense?
When one goes to places in Vancouver (Stanley Park, chinatown? gastown? the "neighborhoods", where does one park? I am not a foodie or a beer/bar person, but would enjoy walking in quaint, safe parts of town.)