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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre- Or Post-Cruise North Shore Tour

Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre- Or Post-Cruise North Shore Tour
Duration:
5 hours
From:
USD 117.01
The Vancouver North Shore Tour is an excellent way to get a little light adventure before or after your cruise. The half-day pre- or post-cruise excursion will take you into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. In just six hours, you’ll drive over the Lion's Gate Bridge, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and see Grouse Mountain.

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver

Whale-Watching Tour from Vancouver
Duration:
Varies
From:
USD 106.48
While in Vancouver, don't miss the chance to take a whale-watching tour and spot killer whales, porpoises, seals, eagles and other wildlife amid the stunning scenery of Canada's southwest coast. Join your professional naturalist and board a first class, modern vessel for a 3- to 5-hour expedition, starting in the picturesque, historic fishing village of Steveston and traveling through the spectacular Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands.<br><br>The area is renowned for attracting whales, and this tour enjoys a 90% sighting success rate. On your quest to find orcas (killer whales), you'll have the opportunity to see the inhabitants of this diverse marine ecosystem, including bow riding Dall's porpoises, sea lions, bald eagles and seals. Select the shuttle option to include round-trip transportation from downtown Vancouver, and spend a morning or afternoon in touch with nature on this memorable whale-watching tour!

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Vancouver Airport (YVR) Car Rental


Welcome to the car rental Vancouver Airport information page with information on Vancouver Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Vancouver driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Vancouver Airport car rental options and search for the best available Vancouver car rental rates in the search box below.


Vancouver Airport Car Rental Advice & Driving Tips




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Vancouver Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

Car hire Vancouver rental companies are represented at the Vancouver Airport. All rental companies are located in the parkade across from the YVR International Terminal Arrivals. Walk across the street and enter the parkade and you will find their offices.


Vancouver Airport Car Rental Companies

Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Budget -- See Scam section below Budget at YVR as of November 2012


Vancouver Driving Information


 
Driving is on the right side of the road.


 
All Vancouver Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.


 
Your local drivers' licence is required.


An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).


 
Vancouver Driving Stress Level: 5/10

Vancouver has aggressive drivers, so make sure that you are assertive while driving. Be aware of bad drivers around you while you are driving especially in Richmond, parts of Vancouver, and the metro area.


 


Vancouver Airport Car Rental Scams & Advice

Note that Budget Car Rental at YVR has come under several investigations in November 2012 due to customers being charged for damages to their cars well beyond the repair costs or for normal wear-and-tear and usually after they have dropped off their rental car.

 


Vancouver Airport Car Rental Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends a Vancouver Airport car rental.

If you are planning on staying in the Vancouver area for a few days then renting a vehicle makes convenient sense.



 YVR Vancouver Airport Car Rental Shuttle


Two off site YVR Vancouver International Airport companies operate a shuttle to their rental location:


  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Discount Car and Truck


Customers can contact these companies at the pickup location located just past the parkade in the vicinity of the Economy Parking lot.



 
Car Rental Shuttle Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, CAD 1-2



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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017