My partner and I are planning a roadtrip across Canada around September this year and we are wondering what the best options are for getting a vehicle. Our initial thoughts were to fly to LA or Seattle, pick up a hire car and drive up to Canada, across to the east coast, back into the US, across the top of the US and back to our point of origin. Rudimentary searches of hire car companies have come back "not available" so we are not even sure if it is possible to take a hire car on a trip like this through two countries. I even had a problem looking at hiring a car in Vancouver and taking it across to Montreal - seems as if hire cars are for single or adjacent provinces only. Does anyone know if this the case?
I guess our other option is to buy a car and do the trip that way. Unfortunately that adds time at the beginning and end of the trip to find the right vehicle.
As we are flying from Perth in Western Australia we are not really keen to start or end our journey on the east coast of Canada or the US - the flying time to Australia from that side of the world is a nightmare and it seems such a waste to be sitting in a plane when we could be enjoying the back roads and scenery.
Your collective thoughts would be much appreciated.