I am planning on going to Canada in July/August 2014
I have 2 options and would like some advice
My first option is the studying option. I plan to fly from London straight to Montreal and do a French course ( I studied French at University and would like to practice my french language skills) the course is for 2 weeks. After my french course i would like to visit Quebec and Ottawa perhaps 2 days in Quebec and a day in Ottawa (could i visit Ottawa from Quebec/Montreal?)
My other option would be not do the studying option or New York.
I would travel from London straight to Toronto for a week, then head to Montreal for few days then quebec city for a few days. Then head back to Toronto and fly to Vancouver- would it be easier to fly from Quebec/Montreal instead of going back to toronto (i was hoping to base myself in Toronto as i can leave some things in tooronto with family) . From Vancouver i am hoping to see some of Western Canada. In particular - Whistler, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Vernon, Calgary. I am not sure whther it would be best to do a tour for this ( i have seen a contiki tour) or do this on my own. Please advise. I would then head back to Toronto for a week or so and then head back to London.
If i don't do the studying then i can afford to do the tour of Western Canada, I've also had a look at doing the studying option without going to New York and doing Western Canada aswell but its still too much.
Please advise on what you think.