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Compare Prices of Car Hire in Canada & Save Money

Bienvenue and welcome to Canada and Canadian Car Hire. DriveNow can help you find and secure the best pricing on car hire in Canada before you leave home.

Working with the top Canadian Car Rental companies DriveNow sources the latest and lowest prices on car hire right across Canada allowing you to compare, book and save on the latest rental deals and all backed by DriveNow's lowest price guarantee. Our Canadian Car Hire partners include only trusted and familiar brands such as Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.

Wherever you are located the DriveNow booking service is absolutely Free with no booking, admin or any other fees and the rental rate on your Canadian Car Rental is immediately locked in with your booking email confirmation. There's no deposit or anything to pay up front, simply pay with your credit card when you pick up your vehicle in Canada and the only other costs are any optional extras you wish to take out when collecting you car.

At DriveNow we pride ourselves in our customer service and understand that it's not just about finding an online booking service and good price. Our reservations team are there to help and answer any questions you may have on renting a car in Canada and can be reached on the numbers at the top and bottom of this page. We welcome and actively seek your feedback to continuously improve the level of service and support we deliver.

So, why book your Car Hire in Canada through DriveNow?

  • Price - We constantly check for the latest deals and lowest rental rates in Canada
  • Currency - Prices are shown in Canadian Dollars so you know exactly what you will pay when you pick up your car
  • No Fees - Who likes fees? DriveNow charges no booking, admin or other agency fees
  • Trusted Suppliers - We only work with popular well known rental agencies
  • No Credit Card details are required when making your booking (with most suppliers)
  • Simplicity - Quick and easy with instant rate comparison
  • Immediate Booking confirmation and locked in rates
  • Drive-away Prices including all taxes and levies (excludes driver under 25 surcharge)
  • Lowest Price Guarantee
  • Trust and Experience - DriveNow has been comparing the best deals in Car Rental since 2003

What's the secret to getting the best price on Car Hire in Canada
The secret to finding the cheapest car hire deals is surprisingly simple .... Book Early.
Hiring a car is in many ways just like buying an airline ticket. If you book during peak periods the prices will be higher. Prices also vary between locations and will depend on the vehicle you want to rent and its availability. With no payment required until you collect your car, it doesn't cost you a cent to book early but may end up saving you more than a few dollars.

Common Questions

How old must I be to hire a car in Canada?
The minimum age is 21, however there are young driver surcharge fees for anyone under the age of 25. As these fees and restrictions vary between rental companies and locations please check the total price breakdown to determine additional costs associated with the youngest driver and used the comments section to allow us to confirm additional fees for your chosen rental location. There is no maximum age limit for renting cars in Canada however some rental franchisees may impose their own local restrictions. If you have concerns about the upper age limit please use the comments field and we will confirm this for you. There are no cancellation fees so book with confidence knowing you can cancel at no cost.

What driving license do I need to rent a car in Canada?
You can rent a car using your own driving license as long as it is in Roman based language (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German etc) and is full with no endorsements. Non-Roman language licenses should be supported by an international Driving Permit. Good advice is to always carry your passport when driving a rental car and ensure you have this available when picking up the vehicle.

Understanding Canadian Roads
Traffic in Canada drives on the right and distance and speed are measured in kilometres. Fuel, known as "Gas", is delivered in litres. Whilst speed limits vary between provinces generally in built up areas the speed limit is 50kmh, highways operate at 80 and freeways 100kmh. Speed limits are enforced by the police with radar and speed cameras.

Car Hire - Automatic or Manual Transmission?
The majority of rental cars in Canada come equipped with automatic transmission.

Car Hire payment
You will be required to pay for your vehicle using a credit card.

Am I required to use a Seatbelt in Canada?
Yes. The wearing of seatbelts is mandatory throughout Canada. Laws on child seats and boosters vary between provinces. Generally child seats are required for children weighing less than 40lbs (18 kilos) and booster seats are required for those under 4' 9'' (145cms).

Using a Mobile Phone whilst driving
Like many countries using a mobile phone whilst driving is illegal across Canada and fines are imposed on those caught doing so.

Read this far? ... Did you know facts on Canada

Did you know that Canada is not only the world's second largest country is also has the world's longest coastline with possibly the world's largest number of islands (literally 1000s) falling under a single country's jurisdiction.

Did you know that Canada stretches over 5500kms from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans.

Did you know Canada’s name comes from the Iroquoian term for village, Kanata, following a misunderstanding between Jacques Cartier and some Iroquois aboriginals.

Did you know that North America's lowest recorded temperature was -63C at Snag, Yukon Territory, on February 3, 1947. That is seriously cold.

Did you know that in 1962 Pincher Creek in Alberta recorded one of the largest and most rapid temperature changes moving from a frigid -19C to balmy 22C in a little over 60 minutes.

Did you know ... there's a lot to see and enjoy in Canada!