Where can you rent a car in Canada?
When renting a car in Canada, you’ll find most leading international rental agents are very well represented at all major airports, suppliers including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt & Thrifty. You’ll also find many downtown locations in major towns and cities offering added convenience for those not arriving or travelling by air.
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Tips for renting a car in Canada
Before booking car rental in Canada, it’s useful to consider what you plan to use the car for, how many passengers will be travelling and what luggage you need to carry. Canada is a vast country and driving distances can be huge, so you might want to consider a larger rental car in Canada than you are used to, one better equipped for longer journeys. Renting and SUV in Canada is a great option for groups and families, many of which can cater for up to 7 passengers with luggage and offer a comfortable ride for a long day on the road.
What's included with car rental in Canada?
You should also check what is included in your rental, most car rentals in Canada include insurance and taxes and our rates always include one-way fees. If you need any additional extras such as child seats, sat-nav or additional drivers, it’s worth comparing costs between rental agents as the cheapest rental agent may not offer the lowest total cost for your rental when you take optional extras into account. You shouldn’t need an international driving license when renting a car in Canada unless your domestic license is not printed in the roman alphabet. If you plan to take your rental car from Canada into the USA via any of the popular border crossings you should disclose your intentions to the rental agent on arrival so that the necessary documentation can be prepared.
Does car rental in Canada come with snow chains / winter tyres?
Depending on the time of year you are renting a car in Canada and where abouts in the country will determine if the rental car is supplied with winter tyres. Where legally required to drive on the road, winter tyres will be included free of charge with any rental car in Canada. Snow chains will be classed as an optional extra and can be included within your rental.
Canada Mini Guide
Canada covers a very large land mass, the second largest country in the world. Canada is noted for its vastly untouched natural landscape, and it's entirely unique history and culture. Canada is a very popular tourist destination, and is also one of the most economically wealthy nations in the entire world. The land border between Canada and the USA
is the longest undefended land border in the world.
Canada has two official languages, English and French. All sign posts and official documentation is produced in both languages. English is the primary language everywhere in Canada except the region of Quebec. When visiting Quebec it is usually fairly easy to get by with only English as your spoken language, almost every Canadian national is multilingual to some extent. Canadian English uses a combination of both British and American spellings, with local dialects introducing French words as slang. Canada is a country which is defined by very large distances. An area of outstanding natural beauty. These large distances make car hire as part of a vacation package a logical choice. In some areas there will be a need to equip the vehicle with special cold weather equipment.
Canada can be divided into six separate regions known as 'provinces'. The Atlantic Provinces focus very much around maritime culture, and are typified by traditional fishing villages and rich folk heritage. Quebec is the largely French speaking area of Canada, it displays both style and charm, lush farmland and quaint rural villages dot the landscape. Ontario is the modern cultural centre of Canada, great lakes, breathtaking coastal scenery and small towns abound. Prairies, this is the rugged area of Canada, the Rocky Mountains form the backdrop, with heavily forested valleys and laid back rural towns. British Columbia is home to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, great winter sports and unspoiled wilderness area surround the city. The North is an arctic area, featuring glaciers, mountains and huge lakes.
The largest cities in Canada include the capital city Ottawa, which is actually only the 4th largest city in Canada, popular with tourists. Calgary is close to the Rocky Mountains and was the host of the Winter Olympics in 1988. Edmonton is often termed "the festival city of Canada", with a seemingly unending schedule of festivals both small and large; it is the capital of Alberta and contains a range of site of interest to tourists.