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    Driving Information Canada

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirement in Canada states that you must have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. You must carry with you the photo and paper part of the licence.

    Age Restrictions

    You must be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in Canada. Furthermore, drivers aged between 21 and 24 years of age will be charged a daily underage fee. In Canada, any child between 22 - 40lbs should be secured in a forward-facing child seat. To collect your car in Montreal and other places, you'll also need a passport/ID and a valid credit card.

    Driving Distances

    • Toronto to London (Ontario) - 191kms (2hours/20mins)

    • Montreal to Quebec City (Quebec) - 250kms (3hours)

    • Vancouver to Richmond (British Columbia) - 14kms (25mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Canada driving information, laws, rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Canada is done on the right-hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts are mandatory when driving a hire car in Canada.

    • Be wary at all times of animals on the road.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents at all times while driving.

    • Petrol stations in Canada open generally from 8am to 10pm with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.


    A few of Canada's expressways charge a toll, the incentive to use them being less traffic.

    Parking Information

    Look for signs marked with a green "P", indicating municipal parking and avoid street parking, especially in cities such as Toronto, as your car may be towed away if left in a prohibited area.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way rentals are offered in some locations, free of charge. Additional fees may apply and not all vehicles are available. You can pick up your car hire in one location and return it to a different one, however there are some Canada one-way car hire restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier.

    When booking a car in Canada, it is important to look through some of the above Canada driving information, rules and regulations, in order to ensure you have the safest possible journey!

    Useful Links

    Canada Airport Information

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    Canada on Wikipedia

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