Frequently voted ‘Canada’s most walkable city’, Vancouver’s neighbourhoods can easily be explored by foot, bike or public transport. But if you’re hoping to discover areas further afield, hiring a car in Vancouver will give you all the flexibility you need for your dream trip whilst helping you to make the most of your time in Canada!

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Why hire a car in Vancouver?

If you’re planning a holiday to Vancouver, finding a hire car for your trip from a trusted car rental company ensures you’ll get to see the best of what the city has to offer! We only work with the most reputable car hire companies, like Avis, so you know you’re booking a high-quality rental car.

There’s so much to do in Vancouver, and it is one of Canada's most beautiful cities. The cultural hub of British Columbia offers a thriving art scene, colourful communities and an unforgettable backdrop - which includes the overlooking North Shore Mountains - that is sure to make your holiday to Canada one that you’ll never forget.

The freedom and flexibility that accompanies hiring a car in Vancouver are unrivalled. Not only does hiring a car provide you with the option to explore the city of Vancouver at your own pace, but it also presents you with the opportunity to venture further afield.

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Picking up your hire car in Vancouver

How long you wish to stay in the downtown area and where else you want to travel on your Western Canada road trip will determine the best pick-up location for your car hire in Vancouver. Popular car hire locations in Vancouver are:

  • Vancouver International Airport, 3880 Grant McConachie Way Vancouver, V7B 1V7 - Avis, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty all have locations at the airport.
  • Avis Vancouver Downtown: 757 Hornby Street, Vancouver, V6Z 1S2
  • Hertz Vancouver Downtown: 1270 Granville Street Vancouver, V6Z1M4
  • Dollar & Thrifty Vancouver Downtown: 413 Seymour Street, Vancouver, V6B 3H5

Since many people choose to fly into Vancouver, renting a car at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a popular option. The downtown depots are very conveniently located in Vancouver so if you are already staying in the city this is also a great option.

Top tips for hiring a car in Vancouver

  • Book in advance – unlike flights to Canada, you don’t necessarily need to book your Vancouver car hire well in advance. But if you have a particular vehicle class you would like to hire, we recommend booking your rental around one month or more before your holiday to get the best Vancouver car hire deals and prices.
  • Go compact – if you have two or fewer passengers and don’t have much luggage, we recommend hiring a compact car. Prices for hiring compact cars in Vancouver are cheaper.
  • Plan your route – your hire car might offer a sat nav package, but apps like Waze and Google Maps will help you to plan your route.
  • Go in low season – to get the best prices on Vancouver car hire, you could visit during a slower tourist season, such as November.

Car rental Vancouver – Book today!

Booking a car rental in Vancouver is a wonderful way to experience all that this amazing west coast city has to offer and the beautiful scenery of its surrounding areas. Whether you are after convenience or the freedom to explore more of Canada’s epic attractions on a leisurely road trip, a car hire in Vancouver will make it happen.

So, what are you waiting for? Discover Canada in comfort by getting in touch with us today for the latest Vancouver car rental deals.

Are you open to exploring other incredible locations in Canada? You might be interested in learning more about our car hire Canada holidays.

If you want to book a car hire in Vancouver, please contact us, or search & book online.

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