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    Car Hire Canada

    Driving in Canada

    Car Hire CanadaHire a car in Canada and visit one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Canada offers a wide range of attractions, from large cosmopolitan cities such as Montreal and Toronto, to isolated Inuit settlements found near Hudson Bay.

    The contrasting Pacific and Atlantic seaboards and the thousands of lakes and rivers of the Canadian interior provide great opportunities for water sports and fishing. Car hire in Canada is very popular as it is an easy and convenient way to access any place or activity in such a large and wonderful country. Whether you choose to travel to Vancouver Island, or the Halifax Harbour on the Atlantic coast, your car hire will allow you to visit the entire region at your own pace.

    Experience some spectacular self-drive tours in the Great Canadian West and the Rocky Mountains, around Banff and Jasper National Parks. Along the way, look for elk, bears, and other wild creatures. The Old Quebec is also one the famous site that must be visited for its history, museums, European and charming ambience with lively cobblestone streets full of excellent restaurants.

    If you're a film buff, summer is the best season to experience bustling film events in Vancouver and Toronto. Don't forget to check out the highly acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival in September where bumping into famous faces is as commonplace as maple syrup in a store!

    Frequently Asked Questions About Car Hire in Canada


    Can I hire a car with unlimited mileage in Canada?

    Unlimited mileage car hires are offered by the majority of car hire suppliers in Canada with little restrictions. However, suppliers may apply restrictions on specific car hires such as luxury and SUV vehicles.

    Is zero deductible car hire insurance available in Canada?

    Most car hire suppliers in Canada allow zero deductible insurance and Auto Europe offers great rates on this coverage for our clients. Auto Europe's rates are even typically cheaper than purchasing basic insurance coverage from the supplier counter at the time of pick-up.

    Contact Auto Europe - CanadaCan I pick-up my car hire in Toronto and return in Montreal?

    One-way hires are not only possible but Auto Europe actually offers our clients excellent rates on one-way hires throughout Canada. Request a free quote from our booking engine and be sure to check rates from multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

    Country Essentials

    Traffic travels on the right-hand side of the road and the steering wheel is located on the left side of the vehicle. Seat belts are mandatory in Canada. Parking metres can be found in major cities across Canada. Parking lots are generally available in most urban locations. For additional information, we encourage our clients to refer to our specialised Canada Driving Information page.

    Standard Inclusions

    Auto Europe includes the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection in the Canadian car hire prices. The CDW and theft protection reduce the liability and excess of the driver to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in the price of your car hire.

    Licence Requirements

    You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car in Canada, although the age may vary by car category. You must have held your licence for a minimum of 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge.

    Tolls and Freeways

    There are not many toll roads in Canada. The main toll road is the highway 407 in Ontario. There are two ways to pay for the use of this road, the first being through a transponder that is mounted on the windshield of the vehicle. The other billing method is through overhead cameras that photograph the licence plates, send a bill to the supplier and the bill is then forwarded to the driver. The supplier may charge an administration fee to process this information. This fee will be stated in the car hire agreement at the time of collection so be sure to read it carefully. The fee varies depending on supplier.

    Border Crossings

    Most suppliers will allow cars to be driven through any state in the United States. Cars are not permitted in to Mexico. Some restrictions may apply to Alaska. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to hire. Domestic one-way car hires are available between select locations and additional fees and minimum car hire duration may apply. Not all vehicles are permitted on one-way car hires. Only certain suppliers allow international one-ways between Canada and the United States and fees will apply.

    Useful Distances

    • Vancouver to Calgary (970km approx.10hr)
    • Vancouver to Banff (850km approx.9hr30min)
    • Montreal to Quebec (255km approx.3hr)
    • Toronto to Ottawa (400km approx.5hr)
    • Whistler to Vancouver (120km approx.1hr30min)

    Car Hire in Canada with Auto Europe

    Whether you want to reserve a car at the Calgary Airport or Vancouver Airport, Auto Europe ensures a safe, reliable and secure online booking system. We offer exceptional customer service and a Beat Rate Guarantee to assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page and read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

    Canada Driving Inspiration

    To make your Canada self-drive adventure that little bit easier we have a range of resources to assist! You can download Auto Europe's Canada Travel & Driving Guide for free which provide useful information and touring ideas to create your own holiday itinerary.

    Additional Transportation Options in Canada

    Auto Europe is proud to guarantee our clients with the industry best rates on traditional car hires. To provide our clients with even more value, we additionally offer great rates on unique vehicle hires such as luxury, motorhomes, vans and more. So, no matter what you and your travel party are in need of, Auto Europe has a mode of transportation that can make your travel dreams a reality. Compare rates in our booking engine and take the next step in planning your holiday.

    Motorhome Hire in Canada
    Canada Motorhome Hire -  With a motorhome hire, unmatched levels of exploration in Canada are at your fingertips. This increasingly popular mode of transportation allows travellers to experience Canada in an unforgettable way with numerous locations safely pitch and immerse yourself in. When you pick-up an RV, you can make the most of your time in the region.
    Van Hire Canada
    Van Hire Canada -  When the capacity of a traditional car hire simply isn't enough, look no further than a van hire with Auto Europe. We offer small, medium and large vans that are ready to accommodate anything from large travel parties to heavy luggage, so you can travel comfortably and conveniently. Use our booking engine to compare rates on van hires in Canada.
    Luxury Car Hire Canada
    Luxury Car Hire Canada -  With a luxury car hire in Canada, travellers can make the most of their time in the country. When behind the wheel of luxury models such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, you can have a premium car hire experience you will never forget. Compare rates and find your ideal vehicle today!