This is great information. Thanks so much! We are traveling with friends (5 of us) on the Spirit leaving August 27th from Vancouver. We really want to see widelife & do some hiking but the prices seem exorbitant. Since this is our first time, we weren't sure if some of the areas were open to the public or if you had to be with a tour group to gain admission. Your info and a post from "Cruising for fun" helped solve that mystery. Thanks especially for the coupon info.
(I stumbled on this message board by accident a few days ago and am so thankful that I did.)