I am planning to travel through Alaska and Canada for six months and was hoping to buy a car for this time.
I was planning on flying into Seattle, then be travelling to Vancouver and Vancouver Island then up to Prince Rupert from where I wanted to take a trip through the Inside Passage and then buy a car up there.
Since I will be flying out from Canada I was thinking to buy the car in Whitehorse, Canada to avoid complications.
Now,I heard that it's more expensive to buy a car up there or even to buy a car in Canada rather than in the U.S. Is that the case?
The reason, why I had planned it like this was, that I thought it would be cheaper to travel through the Inside Passage without a car and I had figured that up to Skagway, I wouldn't really need a car.
However, if there would be a big price difference, I would have to rethink my strategy.
I hope someone can help me with this.
Also, as a European citizen, I have a European driver's license. Would that suffice or will I need to get a International one?
And what else will I need to take care of?
Insurance? Tax? How does that work?
Thanks for your help.