Car hire in Canada
Canada car hireWith landscapes as diverse as the Canadian people themselves, Canada offers some of the best skiing you’ll find, breath-taking landscapes and some of the friendliest people on the planet. So what are you waiting for? Start your Canadian adventure with Avis car hire today.
Top Canadian Avis airport locations
- Calgary International Airport
- Edmonton Internation Airport
- Halifax International Airport
- Montreal International Airport
- Ottawa International Airport
- Toronto International Airport
- St. Johns International Airport
- Victoria International Airport
- Vancouver International Airport
- Winnepeg International Airport
Plan your trip in CanadaPerhaps best known as a destination for winter sports and activities, Canada offers so much more.
Canada also caters for the wildlife enthusiast, the architectural aficionado and the advocate of the great outdoors.
One thing to keep in mind though is the weather, Canada has four distinct seasons and depending on where and when you go, you should be prepared to experience all four seasons – sometimes simultaneously.
Road trips in CanadaToronto to Stratford, Ontario
A short hour or so drive from Toronto, the trip to Stratford is not about the drive itself, but the destination more than makes up for it. Stratford boasts historic inns, a scenic river and world-class restaurants.
If you’re taking your trip between April and October then make some time for the Stratford Festival, a celebration of all things theatre, attracting people from all over the world.
Squamish to Whistler B.C.
If you’re more about the journey than the destination, then you can’t go far wrong taking the drive along BC Highway 99, often referred to as the Sky Highway.
It’s around a two-hour drive from Vancouver to Whistler and well worth it. Throughout this drive you’ll be in view of the breath-taking Coast Mountains, a stunning backdrop to a wonderful drive.
The Cabot Trail
If you want to enjoy the best of Canada’s east coast, then you simply must travel the Cabot Trail. This coastal path is a fantastic way to take in the sights of the east coast of Canada; the trail is a loop around Cape Breton Island and passes by indulgent seafood restaurants and cosy villages.
Canadian driving rulesWhich side of the road?
In Canada, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- In some provinces mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device – you should check the law for any provinces you will be travelling in
- Do not overtake school buses
- If pulled over by police, do not exit your vehicle. Turn the ignition off and sit patiently with your hands visible
Speed limits in Canada are set by each province. Please use this as a guide only, you should check the law for any provinces you will be travelling in.
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailer:
- School zone: 30-50 km/h (19-31 mph)
- Residential areas: 40-50 km/h (25-31 mph)
- Major roads in urban areas: 60-70 km/h (37-44 mph)
- 2-lane highways: 80 km/h (50 mph)
- Motorways: 110 km/h (68 mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Each province has its own rules and regulations about child seats - you should check the law for any provinces you will be travelling in
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.