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North Vancouver Outdoor Private Tour

North Vancouver Outdoor Private Tour
7 hours
USD 92.92
Enjoy the best of North Vancouver with a Local Guide. <br>Discover nature and enjoy outdoor adventures in Deep Cove, Indian Arm, a 10, 000 year-old fiord formed during the last Ice Age; experience thrills at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Cliffwalk, and Treetop Adventure; enjoy spectacular views of the twin peaks, the Lions, along the North Shore Mountains; view an impressive spillway of Cleveland Dam, and visit the Interpretive Centre at the Capilano Salmon Hatchery. <br>On the way to the North Shore, you'll be driven through the spectacular Lions Gate Bridge Causeway, and enjoy spectacular views of Burrard Inlet, Straits of Georgia, and English Bay, stop by at Stanley Park Totem Poles, Brockton Oval;

Whales & Fly: Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria & Return Seaplane Flight

Whales & Fly: Whale Watching from Vancouver to Victoria & Return Seaplane Flight
7 to 12 hours
USD 346.58
Enjoy whale watching and wildlife viewing and explore Downtown Victoria before taking flight and retracing your route home by air! This is an all-around experience which is ideal for travelers who seek diversity in their adventures. Get up close and personal with some of the Salish Sea's many marine mammals before taking in picturesque views of British Columbia's rugged coast and dotted islands by air.

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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 2023