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Car Rental in Canada

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$11.77 / per day
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Edmonton Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$14.71 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$17.33 / per day
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Vancouver Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$18.14 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Toronto Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$18.23 / per day
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Vancouver Airport Car Rental
Standard
Kia Forte or similar
Kia Forte
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$19.25 / per day
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Edmonton Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Rogue or similar
Nissan Rogue
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$20.20 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Sonata or similar
Hyundai Sonata
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$20.83 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:45 on 2020-12-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
French
Currency
CAD
Country code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
60 - 100 km/h
37 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 80 km/h
19 - 50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.0–0.15%
Rating
9.3

Why rent a car in Canada?

Canada is a great country to visit by car. The road network is in great shape, and, considering the length of the distances, having your own ride is the best way to see more than just one part of the country during your trip.

Canada Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Canada

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Canada and drop off in another country:

  • From Canada to Illinois - 67 offers from C$ 110.35 per day
  • From Canada to Pennsylvania - 18 offers from C$ 119.83 per day
  • From Canada to Washington - 34 offers from C$ 100.33 per day
  • From Canada to Massachusetts - 12 offers from C$ 119.83 per day
  • From Canada to Ohio - 18 offers from C$ 114.52 per day

Top ways to enter Canada

  • Vancouver Airport: The main airport of British Columbia, Vancouver Airport offers access to Western Canada and Northwestern United States, and offers great connections not only to the Americas but also to destinations in Europe and East Asia.
  • Toronto Airport: Canada’s largest airport serves its most populous city and much of Canada’s East, and serves flights to and from countless destinations in all parts of the world.
  • Calgary Airport: Serving as the main access point to the picturesque province of Alberta, Calgary Airport is served by more than 30 airlines and offers flights to and from not only the rest of Canada and the USA, but also countries like Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, China, and others.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Canada. Some large international airports near Canada are Seattle Airport in Washington, USA, Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport in Minnesota, USA, and Detroit Airport in Michigan, USA.

Top cities and places to visit

  • British Columbia: B.C., as it is called by locals, is home of the city of Vancouver, often voted one of the most livable cities on planet, but the province’s real attraction is its natural beauty.
  • Alberta: Paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, Alberta is home to the Banff and Jasper national parks, as well as the city of Calgary, nowadays a great culture and music hub.
  • Montreal: Capital of French-speaking Quebec province, Montreal has lots to offer in terms of its cuisine, culture, and history, as well as its distinct atmosphere.
  • Toronto: Huge and busy, yet surprisingly accessible and cozy, Toronto charms visitors with its many distinct and unique neighborhoods, as well as landmarks like the CN Tower.
  • Yukon and the rest of Northern Canada: Although much harder to access than the rest of the country, Northern Canada is a very rewarding travel destination as a place of endless natural beauty and wilderness. Whitehorse Airport in the capital and the largest city of Yukon, is perhaps the best entry point. Yellowknife Airport, located in the Northwest Territories, is another entry point.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Canada is the Kia Rio, but the Jeep Wrangler and the Nissan Rogue are also often picked by travelers.

Crossing Borders

The only neighboring country of Canada is the United States of America, both to the entirety of the country’s South, as well as to northwest (the state of Alaska). USA has a different visa policy than Canada, and, depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter it. We strongly advise you getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out whether you need a visa to visit the USA.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Canada is an Economy, but Fullsize and Intermediate are also frequently chosen.

Top driving routes

  • Vancouver - Seattle (229 km / 142 mi) Seattle and the Pacific Northwest of USA is just a short and pleasant drive away from Vancouver. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your rental car provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Calgary - Edmonton (299 km / 186 mi) The two big cities of Alberta are just three hours drive apart, with lots of scenic nature in between.
  • Toronto - Montreal (547 km / 340 mi) Thanks to great road conditions, the route between Canada’s two largest cities can be done in under six hours, and you’ll be going along the Lake Ontario coast for a large part of it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $89 per day
  • Large cars - from $56 per day
  • Medium cars - from $50 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $76 per day
  • Premium cars - from $69 per day
  • Small cars - from $49 per day
  • SUVs - from $68 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Canada:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Canada is the cheapest in February when renting a car is almost 40% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Canada

  1. Car Rental in Toronto from $114.88 per day
  2. Car Rental in Vancouver from $36.88 per day
  3. Car Rental in Montreal from $43.10 per day
  4. Car Rental in Calgary from $36.35 per day
  5. Car Rental in Ottawa from $27.72 per day
  6. Car Rental in Abbotsford from $43.57 per day
  7. Car Rental in Edmonton from $14.71 per day
  8. Car Rental in Surrey from $11.77 per day
  9. Car Rental in Hamilton from $43.57 per day
  10. Car Rental in Victoria from $43.10 per day
  11. Car Rental in Winnipeg from $43.10 per day
  12. Car Rental in Windsor from $34.05 per day
  13. Car Rental in London from $98.07 per day
  14. Car Rental in Quebec City from $43.10 per day
  15. Car Rental in St. John's from $69.42 per day
  16. Car Rental in Saskatoon from $43.10 per day
  17. Car Rental in Regina from $77.05 per day
  18. Car Rental in Dieppe from $45.06 per day

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Canada?

The cost of renting a car in Canada depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Canada
$55.70
January
$48.39
February
$47.77
March
$54.08
April
$43.60
May
$60.15
June
$70.77
July
$70.66
August
$137.56
September
$55.07
October
$88.09
November
$57.31
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Canada is May — prices start from $43.60 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 34% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of September (when prices start at $137.56 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Canada?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in June — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Canada
8
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
8
May
5
June
5
July
5
August
7
September
8
October
8
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Canada?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Canada. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is December.
Popularity of Car Rental in Canada by Monthly Searches
37%
January
36%
February
38%
March
37%
April
52%
May
57%
June
89%
July
84%
August
2%
September
763%
October
2%
November
2%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Surprice Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Economy rent a car Honda Civic 4 3 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Escape 4 4 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Yaris Advance 4 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Durango 5 3 SUVs

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
October 21, 2019
Toronto and the Niagara area are really accessible by car. Parking in Toronto was very accessible. Access to Niagara was good as well. The car hire staff made it clear where to avoid the toll road.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Advance
October 5, 2019
Give your self time to get used to local driving
Canada
Kia Rio
September 28, 2019
If they r heading out of vancouver right away to plan to give urself more ti e in vancouver before u fly home. Lots to do. Highway travel with signage is good for navigating city. Dont miss stan ely park even if u just drive thru like we did
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
August 17, 2019
Easy to park in multiple places, but parking can be paid parking. Easy to drive through the city. Plenty of interesting places to visit in neighborhood.
Canada
Mazda 2
August 11, 2019
Make sure you have a GPS. I've been to Toronto many times, really need a GPS to get around.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
August 11, 2019
you certainly save money by renting from an off-airport company. Routes offered an excellent price and clear instructions about how to reach the pick-up location. The pickup vehicle was also clean and staff were pleasant, friendly and courteous.
Japan
Honda Civic
July 30, 2019
Ottawa is a small city in a large area of natural beauty and for those who enjoy nature, there are wonderful things to do within and outside its boundries.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Advance
July 28, 2019
Very good experience.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
June 29, 2019
Awesome trip. We got a great vehicle for our travels with unlimited mileage and really enjoyed exploring from Calgary up to Field BC. Definitely plan on a repeat to this area and renting from Discover Car.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Camaro
April 21, 2019
I visited Niagara-on-the-lake (including the Butterfly Conservatory), Niagara Falls, Bell Homestead (Brantford), Tew's Falls (Hamilton) and would recommend all of them. Driving in Canada was fine just watch the highways - you can pass on either side which can be a little disconcerting and don't forget you can turn right on (most) red lights.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
April 4, 2019
Off site car rental site saved us over $100.00, was well worth it. Staff is professional and friendly. Very close to airport.
Canada
Jeep Wrangler
March 28, 2019
There is a lot to see in Ottawa and across the river in Gatineau, a car makes it much easier to get around to all!

Top 20 Suppliers in Canada in 2020

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
6047031333
45815 AIRPORT ROAD,
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+14034445464
120 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
4033983930
11124 36 St Ne Unit 2010
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
9058820400
228 Steeles Ave W,
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+17092562722
1000 James Boulevard Gander International Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:30
Tue:08:00-21:30
Wed:08:00-21:30
Thu:08:00-21:30
Fri:08:00-21:30
Sat:12:00-21:30
Sun:12:00-21:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+17092563566
1000 James Boulevard Gander International Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:30
Tue:08:00-21:30
Wed:08:00-21:30
Thu:08:00-21:30
Fri:08:00-21:30
Sat:12:00-21:30
Sun:12:00-21:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
8772830898
1000 JAMES BOULEVARD
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
2503762883
3025 Airport Rd
Working hours
Mon:10:30-17:30
Tue:10:30-14:30
Wed:10:30-17:30
Thu:10:30-17:30
Fri:10:30-14:30
Sun:10:30-15:00
Discount
Discount
Excellent 8.5
+17805327545
12301 100 Street, Grande Prairie
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-14:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
4035390206
4101 MACLEOD TRAIL SE
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+14033983930 / +14033983931
130-588 Aero Dr Ne Calgary, T2E 7Y4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:30
Tue:08:00-19:30
Wed:08:00-19:30
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Zoom Rent A Car
Zoom Rent A Car
Excellent 8.5
+15878858888
11124 36 St Ne Unit 2010
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8
+17805327545
11308 100 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2N5
Working hours
Mon:08:00-14:30
Tue:08:00-14:30
Wed:08:00-14:30
Thu:08:00-14:30
Fri:08:00-14:30
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
7096517195
179 Roe Street
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7.5
+15878858888
11124 36 St NE UNIT#2010, Calgary, AB T3N 1L3
Working hours
Mon:12:00-17:00
Tue:12:00-17:00
Wed:12:00-17:00
Thu:12:00-17:00
Fri:12:00-17:00
Sat:12:00-17:00
Sun:12:00-17:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+14387956621
Montreal Airport 635 Marshall Ave
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.2
+15873567888
2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 1L4
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.1
88588
11124 36 ST NE UNIT 2010
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+14168001222 / +18887779202
445 Rexdale Blvd. Toronto, Ontario M9W 6P8
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 6
+19055642425
6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:11:00-18:00
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