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Victoria, Canada Car Hire Useful Information

Victoria is a beautiful city on Vancouver Island known for its scenic landscapes, historic sites, and pleasant driving conditions. Here's some information about driving in Victoria and nearby places to visit:

Driving Conditions in Victoria:

Victoria is known for its well-maintained roads and relatively calm traffic compared to larger cities. The city and its surrounding areas offer a great environment for driving.

Recommended Car Type:

For driving in Victoria and the surrounding regions, a standard compact car or midsize sedan is typically sufficient. These car types are easy to maneuver and offer good fuel efficiency.

Distance from Airport to City:

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is located approximately 26 kilometers (16 miles) north of downtown Victoria. The drive from the airport to the city center typically takes around 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Places to Visit in and Around Victoria:

Downtown Victoria: Explore the city's historic downtown, which features beautiful architecture, shops, restaurants, and attractions like the Royal BC Museum and the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

Inner Harbour: Enjoy the picturesque Inner Harbour, where you can stroll along the waterfront, visit the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and take a ferry to nearby destinations.

Butchart Gardens: Located about 23 kilometers (14 miles) north of Victoria, Butchart Gardens is a renowned botanical garden featuring stunning floral displays, walking paths, and tranquil settings.

Victoria's Beaches: Visit local beaches like Dallas Road Beach, Willows Beach, and Cadboro Bay Beach to enjoy the island's natural beauty and ocean views.

Royal Roads University Hatley Park: Explore the historic Hatley Park National Historic Site, home to beautiful gardens and a stunning castle.

Saanich Peninsula: Drive north to the Saanich Peninsula to discover wineries, farms, and rural landscapes. You can also visit places like Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park for outdoor activities.

Sidney: Located north of Victoria, Sidney is a charming seaside town known for its bookshops, art galleries, and waterfront attractions.

Swartz Bay: This is where you can catch a ferry to Vancouver or other nearby islands, making it a gateway to further adventures.

When driving in Victoria, remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road, adhere to speed limits, and be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists. The city and its surroundings are known for their scenic drives, so take your time to enjoy the beautiful landscapes along the way.

Current Rental Rates in Victoria BC

Kia Rio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 76.59 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 536.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 78.31 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 548.19 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 80.03 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 560.23 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Victoria BC: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Victoria is the capital of British Columbia despite being on Vancouver Island, off the coast of the state it’s the capital of
  • The city is equidistant from Vancouver, the state’s largest city and Seattle
  • The closest point on the mainland is Port Angeles in Washington State
  • The city is popular with retired people from the mainland who move there for the quieter pace of life
  • Victoria is known as the City of Gardens for the number of public parks there are in the city


Popular car hire destinations in Victoria BC

Best car rental companies in Victoria BC

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Victoria BC car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    National US Corporate
  • € 536.13
    Average price:
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  • € 76.59
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    Ford Escape
  • 28
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