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Fraser Valley Private Wine Tour and Bistro Lunch

Fraser Valley Private Wine Tour and Bistro Lunch
7 hours
USD 735.87
This 7-hour private tour is a wonderful opportunity to visit the local vineyards and sample some of the finest wines of the Fraser Valley. You will be greeted at your hotel or Vancouver residence and your driver will get you on your way. Your stops along the tour include Lulu Island Winery, Domaine De Chaberton Estate Winery and Kraus Berry Farms. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to Vancouver and dropped off at your hotel or private residence. This tour includes wine tasting, lunch and dessert.

Western Canada Tour (Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Banff, Revelstoke)

Western Canada Tour (Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Banff, Revelstoke)
7 days
USD 1817.44
This small intimate tour provides a unique and truly Canadian mountain experience with overnight stays in Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Sunshine Mountain in Banff National Park, and Sutton Place at Revelstoke Mountain. You will have plenty of time to get off the beaten path and do some amazing hikes in addition to experiencing the world renowned sights of Maligne lake in Jasper, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefields, Banff and more. 

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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 2021