Last fall we spent a long week end on Vancouver Island. Canada is not far from here, it is different enough that you know you are in a foreign country. We have made trip to Victoria almost every fall for a decade, I recommend Victoria as an easy city visit, walkable, lots to do and the people are very friendly.
We came home via the Black Ball Ferry that sails between Victoria and Port Angeles. It was an overcast and moody day, the strait was calm and the crossing short (90 minutes).
Link to Strait of Juan de Fuca