The ultimate road trip

Car hire in Canada

Canada is the land of road trips and is best explored by car. Discover a diverse range of spectacular landscapes as you drive through the countryside and nature.

Even though road tripping is a great way to see Canada, it is also important not to waste your holiday driving. Going at a relaxed pace means you spend just a few hours driving between each location, and have time to truly enjoy each attraction along the way.

The drive to Jasper National Park in autumn
Roadtrip through the mountains in Alberta
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We have many years of experience designing holidays that take in the unique contrasts of Canada. Without the need to visit every ‘highlight’ as promoted in the well-known guide books.

Whether you're travelling solo, or need to be able to fit your whole family in the car, it's important to know your options and the rules of the road. Would you like more information about your options? Feel free to contact one of our travel specialists. They are more than happy to tell you more about our car rental options, without obligation.

A car driving through Glacier National Park, Montana
Knowing the route ensures you see only the best attractions
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Canada offers a wide variety of scenic driving routes. These lead you through spectacular landscapes, lush forests, national parks, and prairies. Along the way, you will see glaciers, wildlife, and several hundred lakes. In your comfortable SUV, you can drive at a leisurely pace, and stay at least two to three nights at each location.

Since 1 April 2019, we are carbon offsetting all of our client’s flights and car driving whilst they are on holiday.

Discover all the hidden gems throughout Canada by car
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A large SUV offers higher ground clearance and visibility
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Car types

The ideal model of car of course depends on who you'll be travelling with, how long your holiday is and how much luggage you'll have. For more information, select your travel companions or contact one of our experienced North America travel specialists.

A standard SUV: gives you the flexibility to explore more. With maximal fuel efficiency and affordability, it is a comfortable car to drive for those without much luggage.

A medium-sized SUV: offers good fuel efficiency and more space for you and your luggage. Our hire cars are less than six months old, are well-equipped, and are well suited to drive on Canadian roads.

A large SUV: offers more space for you and your luggage. Greater power and luxurious comfort. With a higher driving position, enjoy improved visibility of the road.

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One step closer to your dream trip

More is possible than you may think

You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

For the best local tips and advice, visit one of our online presentations. Meet our travel specialists and have all of your questions answered.