Car Hire in Canada

Canada’s vast expanses and fascinating wilderness make it the perfect place for an extended road trip. For those who prefer urban landscapes, renting a car provides the freedom to explore the country’s easily navigable cities. Read our tips on what to see and do with car hire in Canada:

Vancouver, a year round treasure

A rental car is highly recommended in Vancouver where the attractions are many and diverse, but often located far apart. Discover the many sides of cosmopolitan Vancouver, from Kits Beach in warm weather, to Gastown, the city’s historic centre featuring independent boutiques and eats. In the evening, get in with Vancouver’s younger crowd and sip on a drink by the waterfront in Yaletown.

In winter, Vancouver is a mere half hour from the closest ski fields with a view of the city. Open til late in peak season, you can zip down the slopes after dark in view of the twinkling lights of the city. For anyone serious about snow sports, the two hour drive to world-famous Whistler is a must-do.

Jasper and Banff National Parks

Pick up a rental to explore some of the world’s most beautiful mountainous region on the border of Alberta and British Columbia. Jasper National Park’s jewels include the pristine Medicine Lake and glacial Maligne Lake. Lay back and relax at the Miette hot springs before heading south to discover the Columbia Icefield, feeding a huge network of glaciers in the area.

The lovely township of Banff makes the perfect home base to exploring neighbouring Banff National Park. The area also features a family of incredible lakes including the famous emerald waters of Lake Louise, offering hiking, skiing and incredible vistas.

Montreal’s unique blend of cultures

Montreal’s European feel is cannot only be attributed to the French language spoken by the locals. The city’s beautiful historic architecture go further in making you feel almost like you have landed on the wrong continent. Paul Street in old Montreal is one of the best spots to experience this.

In the winter chill, explore the city’s huge underground network of restaurants, hotels, shops and more, built below to keep out of the snow. Warm up with Montreal’s comfort foods range from poutine to thick smoked meat sandwiches. In warmer weather, drive to Mont-Royal park for a gorgeous view of downtown and the surrounding mountainous region.