CANADIAN AFFAIR - THE TRAVEL EXPERTS

Canada Car Hire Holidays

Hire a car for a taste of freedom

Hiring a car is one of the best ways to explore Canada. Places like the Rockies and the Maritimes are perfect for road-trips. The country is made for driving, and there's so much to see! I found it easy as the roads in Canada are wide and quiet.

Ashley Paton, Canadian Affair Travel Expert

How To

3 easy steps to book

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avis car hire in canada

Avis

Our quality Canada Car Hire partner

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benefits of car hire

Benefits

Why you should hire a car with us

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fly drive holidays

Fly Drives

Plan your road trip

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hotels in canada

Hotels

The best stop-offs

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Our favourite routes

Canada has some absolutely epic driving routes - it's the perfect excuse to hire a car and get out on the open road.

The Cabot Trail
The Sea to Sky Highway
The Icefields Parkway
Pacific Rim Highway
Algonquin Park Corridor

Roads built for driving

Watch our videos for an insider's view of road-tripping Canada

Essential tips for driving in Canada

Follow these car hire pointers for a smooth ride during your holiday.

car hire FAQs and documents

Credentials

Remember that you need to be aged 21 or over and hold a valid driver’s license in English or French or an International Driving Permit to hire a car in Canada. Most hire car companies also request a credit card to secure the booking, so make sure you take yours with you on holiday.

drive on the right in Canada

Driving right

Don’t forget that in Canada, you drive on the right-hand side of the road!

driving in canada's national parks

National parks

Remember you must buy a National Parks Pass from a ranger station to drive through any of the parks.

speed limits in canada

Speed Limits

Speed limits are usually 100kmph for highways and 50kmph for towns, but different Provinces vary.

empty road in canada

Fuel stops

Keep your tank half-full as even major highways can sometimes have 60km between petrol stations

british columbia ferries

BC Ferries

Driving in British Columbia isn’t complete without a ferry trip. Popular sailings link Vancouver with Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver Island. You can also sail up to the Sunshine Coast, to the Southern Gulf Islands or overnight to Prince Rupert. Book in advance and get ready to island-hop!

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