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- Driving Side: Right
- Tolls:There are a few toll roads in Canada -mainly the highway bridges connecting Canada with the USA such as Highway 407.
- Driver requirements:Must be 21 years old to hire a car in Canada. If you are between the ages of 22-24 years of age you will be charged an underage fee for each day that you drive.Make sure to always carry your international drivers license when driving in Canada,a certificate of your car hire insurance, passport and original license at all times when driving.The legal alcohol drinking limit is 0.08% and failing a sobriety tests as a foreigner could mean deportation.
- Speed Limits: 50 km/h in built up areas and 80 km/p on highways. 100 km/p is usually the speed limit for open rural roads.
- Safety: The winter months in Canada are extremely icey and it is advisable to take precautions on the road. Renting a Four-by-four vehicle in the winter months is suggested and it is important to request snow wheels and snow chains.Due to the vast expanse of the country, it is mandatory to plan your driving routes in order to give yourself time for resting and re-fueling. Be vigilant of animals walking in the road and avoid accidents in the process.Should you come across an emergency situation while driving call the emergency services number is 911.
Travelling through Canada
Canada, the largest country in North America and the the second largest country in the world offers tourists a wide array of attractions. Whether it is the cosmopolitan feel of cities such as Montreal and Toronto or the isolated snow towns in and around Hudson Bay, there is a vast amount of changing landscape and architecture. Fishing and water-sports are a popular choice for travellers in Canada with beautiful lakes such as the lakes in Ontario.
Although Vancouver's trolley cars and sky trains or Toronto's extensive transit system make navigating the city centre easy,experiencing the aesthetics of the country in a car is highly recommended.
After picking up your car hire in Canada the journey through the country may begin. East of the country is the famous Niagara Falls which is a group of enormous waterfalls located in Ontario Province. Toronto is home to one of the largest zoos in the world. Vancouver has one of the most gorgeous seaports in North America along with the world famous Vancouver Art Gallery.
Overall, Canada experiences very cold winters (December to February) with temperatures hovering around -6 to -10 °C. While most of Canada drops below zero in the winter, the southern provinces experience temperatures over 30°C during the summer months (June to August).