Visiting Canada August/September... the first 10 or so days I plan to spend on Vancouver Island, before heading into BC/AB for most of September. .
I need to pick up my rental car for travelling inland in September (Its a lot cheaper), thinking the 1st or the 2nd,
The way I see things I have three options.
1) Spend Labour Day in Vancouver and collect hire car on the 2nd.
2) Spend Labour Day on Vancouver Island (around Nanaimo), and travel to Vancouver on the 2nd and collect car.
3) Collect hire car on Labour Day, and drive to Kelowna. I fear the roads could be quite busy heading inland. But I suppose most people would be returning to Vancouver rather then leaving it.
Which would be the more interesting / most pleasant location to spend it?
Do shops have big sales on Labour Day, if so it might be a good time to do shopping in Vancouver.