First post and am I'm not sure I'm posting it in exactly the right place to post it:
I am looking to get some advice about the best way of going about a 3 (possibly 4) week trip to Canada (estimated cost anywhere between £3,000 - £5,000 dependent upon options) and covering quite a few cities whilst I'm there. I'm thinking to cover multiple areas perhaps the easiest way of doing it would be to start in Vancouver and head east and fly back to the UK out of Toronto?
The background; my line of work in the UK is looking increasingly insecure, I'm a dual national and I know there is work that I would qualify for in Canada with my background. The issue is that I don't know if I'd want to live out there (my parents left when I was 4 so I have no adult experience of the country). I also haven't traveled much - my last 7 day holiday out of the country was at least 6-7 years ago (hence why I can afford to do this).
In short I know I can get work in Winnipeg, but ideally would also like to at least spend some time in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Toronto. I've little interest in doing the tourist parts (I've been back to Toronto once 13 or 14 years ago - and did all of the usual suspects, but would probably check out the odd museum or landmark) but I am just generally keen to get a feel of the cities and maybe catch a sports game (CFL or maybe some hockey as I know there are a lot of leagues). I'm just very keen to get a feel for each of the cities and their suburbs and hopefully have a bit of fun on the way.
I'm just genuinely not sure what's the best way of going about this and would appreciate some advice. I'm thinking a possible option is to fly to Vancouver and do 3-4 days there and rent a car and do the Trans-Canada Highway which will pick up some of the cities I'm interested in? (but I've noted the driving distances between some of these cities isn't a 1 or in some cases 2 day drive).
Thanks for any comments.