What you should know before you rent a car
Car hires in Canada: practical information
Where to rent a car in Canada
Oh, Canada! If you've booked flight tickets to Canada, you're in for one memorable trip! Canada is a dream destination, from east coast to west, it's full of different cultures, flavours, wilderness and metropolitan cities. It's moulded from other cultures but still retains traditions that are all its own. It's nearly impossible to get around Canada without a car hire Canada, the distances are just too wide, the public transportation just not enough.
If you plan to get out and about, a rent car in Canada is essential, even in Toronto! Will your trip take you to Toronto, Montreal or maybe Vancouver? All Canadian airports have plenty of car rental companies to choose from making it easy to get a car hire Canada airport as soon as you arrive.
Driving in Canada: parking and other tips
For driving in Canada, your regular UK driver's license will be enough. You'll also need your passport and the certificate of registration and proof of car insurance with you at all times while driving your economy car rental in Canada. In Canada you can drive as young as 16 but you need to be at least 21 to rent a car in Canada. There is a slightly higher tolerance for alcohol here, 0.08%. We always recommend not to drive if you plan on drinking. If you do drink, make sure you have a safe alternative (or a designated driver) to get you back to your hotel in Canada.
Canadians drive on the right-hand side of the road. You must have your headlights on at all times while driving, day or night. In terms of speed limits, urban roads are limited to 50km/h, main roads 80km/h and highways 100km/h. There are provincial differences, so just follow the signs and the flow of traffic.
Road trips in Canada: what to do, what to see
It's hard to pick just three cities to visit with your Canada car hire in a country so vast! But if you're in Ontario, Toronto is a city you just can't miss out on! Take the elevator up the CN Tower, the symbol of the city, and check out the gorgeous views of Lake Ontario. In the city, do all your shopping along Queen West, not forgetting lunch in Kensington Market at a trendy vegan cafe. China Town and Little Italy will transport you to other cultures while the Art Gallery of Ontario will keep you up to date on contemporary Canadian art.
Did you book holidays in Canada to brush up on your French? Well, then Montreal is the city for you! This city is elegant, timeless and totally happening! Plan at least 3-4 days here. It's booming in the summer when the world's biggest jazz festival kicks off! As a hotspot for Canadian arts, don't miss out on the endless free live music in the bars at night, music in the parks or the art galleries downtown. Careful though, if you spend too much time here, you won't want to leave.
This is one sight to see at least once in your life! Millions of gallons on water flow off the top of the Falls every second creating a thunder you've never experienced before. To get closer, take the Maid of the Mist cruise boat to the foot of the Falls! The Niagara region is also famed for its wines too, so save time for a tour and tasting! Niagara Falls makes a great day trip from Toronto as it is only 100km away.