Well, we’ve started to book some accommodation. Although we’d been excited by the SaltSpring Island Hostel, unfortunately the tipi and tree house reservations were grabbed right at the opening of the booking season, and we were too late to book!
However, instead we’ve found a lovely camping site Lakeside Gardens on a lake, where we can reach a lakefront (literally three feet out of the front door) cabana, big enough for all of us. It costs us $70 Canadian – which is about £30, which is expensive compared to what we may pay elsewhere, but it’s worth it to start with a few relaxing days before we dive into the hurly burly of our Canada adventure.
It’s a 2 hour ferry from Tsawwassen (gulp, I’ve got no idea how to pronounce that!), which is a 1 hour bus from downtown Vancouver, so it’ll be an adventure getting there.
But it looks lovely…