We are going on an Alaskan cruise and will have a few days both before and after the cruise. We will probably spend 1 1/2 days precruise in Vancouver and then 3 days on Vancouver Island after the cruise. (We have previously been to Vancouver Island and enjoyed Tofino so we're thinking of a different area this time.)
From reading previous posts, I see that West seems to be the restaurant of choice for Vancouver and will probably try it precruise.
After the cruise we think we'll head for Vancouver Island. I've read that Rosemeade, L'ecole and Cafe Brio seem to be the favorites around Victoria. What's the opinion on The Aerie and or Sooke Harbor? (I had read about them in the past) In fact we are debating staying in Malahat for a couple of days to be near The Aeries, and the wineries on the Island and not too far from Butchart Gardens via ferry. Speaking of the wineries, are any of them worth a visit?
Also are there any recommended Thai restaurants in either area?
Thanks for your help and comments,