Welcome from Ontario Canada! BC is an awesome province for spectacular motorcycle rides! We were there last May (sadly just a rental car) and drove through the Frasier Valley, all the while imagining how awesome that ride would have been on a bike.
Welcome to the forum from Md. I think it's a good choice riding the 250 until you feel comfortable enough for an upgrade....In the words of my favorite actor Clint Eastwood, " A man's gotta know his limitations".:biggrin: