We are planning a trip to Vancouver Island for during the peak summer season this year and thought that it would be wise to have all major camping sites and ferries booked well in advance so that we don't have any disappointments during the trip. I booked the Pacific Rim Park camping sites several weeks ago and the ferry this week. For the few extra dollars to book in advance, it does give me some peace of mind that I will get where I want to go and be able to stay there once I am there. Biggest downside is that it does make it more difficult to change your plans if you have to.
Dave W - 2013 Escape 19' and 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
"When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra