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Rental car Vancouver from 27 $ per day

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Current offers in Vancouver

Economy
Economy
e.g. Toyota Yaris or the like
Toyota Yaris
from 26 $/day
Economy
  • All-round carefree package
Mitsubishi Mirage
from 31 $/day
Economy
  • Directly available
Toyota Yaris
from 26 $/day
Economy
  • Without excess
Mitsubishi Mirage
from 29 $/day
Compact
Compact
e.g. Kia Rio or the like
Kia Rio
from 26 $/day
Compact
  • All-round carefree package
Chevrolet Sonic
from 31 $/day
Compact
  • Directly available
Kia Rio
from 26 $/day
Compact
  • Without excess
Chevrolet Sonic
from 29 $/day
Further vehicle classes
Intermediate
e.g. Toyota Corolla or the like
Toyota Corolla
from 26 $/day
Station Wagon / Minivan
e.g. Dodge Caravan or the like
Dodge Caravan
from 43 $/day
7 seater
e.g. Dodge Durango or the like
Dodge Durango
from 42 $/day
Off-road vehicle (SUV)
e.g. Jeep Wrangler or the like
Jeep Wrangler
from 30 $/day
Convertible
e.g. Ford Mustang or the like
Ford Mustang
from 48 $/day
Luxury Car
e.g. Wild Card or the like
Wild Card
from 28 $/day
Motorcycle
e.g. Harley D Sportster 1200-ohne Stauraum or the like
Harley D Sportster 1200-ohne Stauraum
from 136 $/day

Explore Vancouver and Southwest Canada with a rental car

Skyline Vancouver

If you long for a mix of modern cityscapes and breathtaking natural surroundings, you should definitely consider visiting Vancouver. This metropolis is located in southwestern Canada. It’s in the province of British Columbia, on the Pacific coast, near the Coast Mountains and the US border. With nearly 2.5 million inhabitants, Vancouver is Canada's third largest metropolitan area. The city itself has about 630,000 inhabitants. Perhaps surprisingly, settlement of the city only began in the 1860s. Vancouver also has a large port, which now exports more goods than any other port in North America. What many do not know, is that after Los Angeles and New York, Vancouver is the third most important location for the North American film industry. There is therefore much to see in "Hollywood North", as the city is known.

Vancouver is a perfect place to discover with a rental car. Make use of DriveBoo and compare offers of many different car rental companies and choose the one that suits your needs best.

When should I travel to Vancouver?

If you want to enjoy the Canadian summer, we recommend planning your holiday for the months between May and September. Winter is often hard and icy cold here - we imagine that most people do not want to make a city trip under these conditions!

Looking for a rental car in Vancouver? Book it at the airport!

You will probably arrive in Canada by plane. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is easily accessible and connects the city with the rest of the world. In terms of passenger numbers and aircraft movements, it is the second largest airport in Canada. It is located just 15 km south of the city, on Sea Island. With a rental car, you can get from the airport to the city centre in no time. Then, you can discover not only the city itself, but also the sprawling, beautiful surroundings of the metropolitan region.

Airport Vancouver

Our specialists working at Driveboo confirm that booking a rental car at the airport is always beneficial for the following reasons:

  • Great selection and availability of vehicles
  • Long opening hours
  • Favourable prices, thanks to great competition

What should I know about driving in Canada?

  • A national driver's license with a translation (English/French) should be sufficient in Canada. However, an international driver's license is also highly recommended. A national driver's license is valid for different periods of time in different provinces—in British Columbia (Vancouver) it is valid for 90 days.
  • If you want to hire a car in Canada, you have to be at least 21 (or 25 in some cases) and have a valid driver's license and a credit card (for the deposit).
  • If you wish to rent a car, you should always remember to take out full insurance without non-waivable excess in case of an accident, damage or theft and the liability insurance with a sufficient level of risk coverage from a recognised insurance company in Canada.
  • What you may not know is that Canada does not have social security agreements with most European countries. We therefore recommend supplementary insurance that provides comprehensive protection in the event of illness.

Which traffic regulations apply in Canada?

Sign Vancouver

The roads in Canada are well developed. Therefore, some routes require a toll, such as parts of Highway 407, as well as some tunnels and bridges. You will also have to pay a toll when driving on the Golden Ears Bridge and the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver.

When driving in Vancouver, be sure to always keep an eye on your speedometer. The maximum speeds of 40-50 km/h in urban areas and 80-110 km/h outside of urban areas are strictly enforced.

More traffic regulations in Canada

  • Your lights have to be on also during the day.
  • Yellow lines at the edge of the road determine whether or not you can park at the roadside.
  • It is forbidden to drive with a blood alcohol level which exceeds eighty milligrams of alcohol in one hundred millilitres of blood.
  • Winter tyres are mandatory in Vancouver from October 1st to April 30th. The tyres should, however, be taken care of by the car rental company.

What are the penalties for drivers in Canada?

In Canada, speed monitoring is performed by radars installed in police cars. If you are caught speeding, you will be prosecuted. We have summarised some of the possible penalties for you.

Offense Fine
120 km/h instead of the allowed 100 km/h ca. 100 CAD
140 km/h instead of the allowed 100 km/h ca. 300 CAD
Illegal parking ca. 150 CAD (towing also possible)

Where can I park my rental car in Vancouver?

If you are ever unsure, it is best to park in a designated car park. Parking by hydrants or in other forbidden areas can be very expensive if you land a fine. If the curb is marked in yellow, then you can be sure that you cannot park there.

We also strongly advise against throwing away a ticket. The authorities will contact your car rental company - who will already have your credit card details.

Should I expect to pay a deposit for my rental car in Vancouver?

Yes. This has nothing to do with Vancouver in general but more with the fact that every car rental company bills a deposit based on the value of the vehicle. If the car is returned without damage, your deposit will be repaid almost immediately.

What phone number should I know while driving in Canada?

Emergency situation Phone number
Police, Fire department, Ambulance 911

Where to go with my rental car from Vancouver?

Totem Poles Stanley Park Vancouver

Totem Poles Stanley Park

Whistler Mountain Vancouver

Whistler Mountain

Vancouver is situated, as already described, in the beautiful southwest of Canada. Both the city itself and the surrounding area offer wonderful sights and attractions. These include:

  • Pacific Coliseum
  • Sun Tower
  • Living Shangri-La
  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • First Beach and Jericho Beach
  • Whistler Mountain
  • North Shore Mountains

And this is only a short list of the area’s sights and destinations—you’ll find many more when you visit!

Trips with a rental car in the area around Vancouver

Vancouver is a breathtakingly beautiful, modern metropolis. If you plan to enjoy not only the city itself, but also its surroundings, you should definitely hire a rental car. We highly recommend exploring of this corner of Canada.

Destination Distance with a rental car Time
Lynn Canyon Park 16 km 20 min
Lighthouse Park 20 km 30 min
Bowen Island 30 km 60 min
Whistler Mountain 120 km 100 min
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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Vancouver

Can I rent a car in Vancouver without a credit card?
No, in Vancouver it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {in Vancouver?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance in Vancouver?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost in Vancouver?
A rental car in Vancouver costs on the average 30.35 $ per day.
What does a rental car in Vancouver cost per week?
A rental car in Vancouver costs on average 212.43 $ per week 30.35 $ per day).
How much does a rental car in Vancouver cost for one month?
A rental car in Vancouver costs on average 910.42 $ for one month (30.35 $ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest in Vancouver?
Holiday Autos is in Vancouver the cheapest. A rental costs 121.39 $ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost in Vancouver?
A small rental car costs in Vancouver 37.78 $ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost in Vancouver?
A middle-class rental car costs in Vancouver 30.61 $ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car in Vancouver?
In Vancouver the deposit amounts begin at 229.59 $.
How high is the liability sum in Vancouver?
Each rental car is insured at least with the legal liability sum. In Vancouver there are 1 provider with a liability sum greater than 7.5 million euros.
How high is the fee for young drivers in Vancouver?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.

Questions about car rental providers

Which car rental providers are at the Vancouver?
At the Vancouver there are 9 Supplier: e.g. Rentalcars.com, Cars & Camper, Tui Cars, driveFTI, Sunny Cars