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.
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Canada has some absolutely epic driving routes - it's the perfect excuse to hire a car and get out on the open road.
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Want to know the best way to explore on your holiday? Hire a car in Canada. With your own wheels, you’ll have the flexibility to travel further and the freedom to discover Canada’s hidden gems. The country has nearly 260,000 miles of road – and trust us, these roads were built for driving. With our budget car rental in Canada you not only get a great deal, you also get to cruise along some of the most iconic driving routes in the world. The Cabot Trail hugs the cliffs of Nova Scotia’s windswept coastline, and Alberta’s Icefields Parkway soars past mountain peaks and glaciers between Banff and Jasper.
When you book your car rental through Canadian Affair, you enjoy all the perks. We offer free one-way car rental on lots of routes in Canada, which is perfect for an epic road trip (our tip: try the Pacific to the Rockies). All our cars come with fully inclusive insurance to keep you covered. We only work with the most reputable suppliers, like Avis, so you know you’re booking a quality rental car. Plus, you can pick up or drop off your car in a range of convenient locations, from airports like Calgary and Vancouver to downtown Toronto and Montréal. Hire a car by itself or add on a flight and a hotel to turn your trip into an unforgettable experience. Just give us a call to tailor your perfect car holiday in Canada.
Follow these car hire pointers for a smooth ride during your holiday.
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.
Don’t forget that in Canada, you drive on the right-hand side of the road!
Remember you must buy a National Parks Pass from a ranger station to drive through any of the parks.
Speed limits are usually 100kmph for highways and 50kmph for towns, but different Provinces vary.
Keep your tank half-full as even major highways can sometimes have 60km between petrol stations
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!