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Car hire Canada

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Car hire Canada

CompareCarHire.co.uk Canada is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular cities in Canada

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

When to book a rental car in Canada

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Location information for Canada

Canada is best explored by rental car. CompareCarHire.co.uk has over 167 pick-up locations in Canada. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Car hire in Canada

The vastness of the Canadian landscape is perfectly setup for epic road trips through the impossibly wide, open spaces dotted with luxuriant greenery, majestic mountains and other spectacular scenery. Arranging cheap car hire in Canada is the easiest way to travel the endless roads and enjoy all there is to see and do.

Major airports and ports

The first port of call in Canada for most is one of the 10 major international airports, with Toronto Pearson, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton being the busiest all year-round. Passenger ferry services will take visitors from Vancouver Island to the mainland, while vehicle ferries traverse the waters between Nova Scotia, Quebec and Newfoundland.

Transport

About 80 per cent of Canadians drive automobiles to work, and car rental in Canada is also the best way for tourists to travel. For those taking public transport however, all major cities have fairly decent bus, rail and rapid transit systems. Tourists looking to escape to the great outdoors for a fun-filled weekend are best to compare Canada car hire rates online with us before arriving.

Driving tips

Motorists should be prepared to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Canada, while wearing safety belts is a must at all times. Some parts of the country have road signs in French, so it helps to know a few basic phrases. Drunk driving is a grave offence, and those with a previous record require a waiver before they can enter Canada. Motorists should also be on the lookout for wildlife such as deer, moose or caribou, crossing unexpectedly on country roads.

Places to visit

The Canadian Rockies extend from British Columbia to New Mexico in the US, but the mountain range on Canada's side is perpetually snow-capped, making it uniquely Canadian. Niagara Falls at the southern tip of the country also crosses the border to the US. The roar of this expansive waterfall is a natural wonder and best viewed over land. At The Prairies, Canada's vast flatlands, visitors can see 180 degrees of clear blue skies all around.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Canadian dollar
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    50 - 100 km/h
  • Language
    English, French
  • Popular car category
    intermediate
  • Popular rental companies
    Hertz

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
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