Canada

Canada has 9,220,970 square kilometers of land, ready to be explored by venturesome bodies.
Although Canada is only slightly bigger than the United States, Canada's population is about 250 million less people.

Rental Car in Canada

A road trip in Canada is a broad idea. There are places where you can spend days and still not see everything. That is why Canada is a wonderful place to return to; there's something new to discover every time.

Country Profile

Canada is considered to be one of the best countries in the world to live in.

  • Region: North America
  • Population: 31,496,800 - September 2002
  • Area Total: 9,976,140 sq km
  • Area Land: 9,220,970 sq km
  • Coast Line: 243,791 km
  • National Capital: Ottawa
  • Climate: Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north.
  • Official Languages: English and French
  • Currency: 1 Canadian dollar (Can$) = 100 cents
  • National Holiday: Canada Day, 1 July (1867)

Three Most Populated Cities

1. Toronto, Ontario: 5,462,100 2002

2. Montreal, Quebec: 3,523,400 2002

3. Vancouver, British Columbia: 1,865,300 2003

Rent a Car in Canada

Canada offers a lot for the those interested in scenic road trips. From the East, all the way in Newfoundland to the West, on Vancouver Island, there is enough of nature's beauty to awe and astound even the most jaded of souls.

Driving in the Maritimes Provinces is a real treat - painted scenes and outgoing friendly people galore.

Quebec and Ontario offer up two of the country's largest metropolitan areas - Montreal and Toronto, respectively.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba are so flat, you can see a dog run for miles. The sunsets in these farming provinces are spectacular.

In Alberta, The Rocky Mountains of Canada alone are enough to warrant a trip. To give you an idea of the gravity of the Rockies, Banff National Park alone is 6,641 sq. km (2,564 sq. miles), and Jasper National Park occupies 10, 878 square km (4,199 square miles) but Canada's largest National Park at 44,807 sq. km- Wood Buffalo National Park - which is also in Alberta, is larger than Switzerland.

British Columbia is haven for drivers. Take the beautiful but windy Sea to Sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler. Get on the ferry and spend some time on Vancouver Island and the surrounding island bodies.

Fast Canadian Facts

Here are some interesting Canadian facts to ponder.

  • Canada is the world's second largest land mass.
  • Canada joined the UN on 9 Nov. 1945
  • Canada has 6 different time zones.
  • Canada shares a 8,893 km border with the United States.
  • Driving Tips In Canada

    Please note these tips while planning your trip.

    • International Driving Permits are required for drivers who want to use an auto for a year. International Driving Permits are available for purchase in your home country.
    • Valid driver licenses from your home country, state and province are valid for three months usage in Canada.
    • Use of seat belts and child safety seats are mandatory in all provinces and territories.
    • Driving is done on the right.
    • Speed limits are posted in kilometers.
    • Gas is sold in liters. Canada has operated in metric since the 1970s but the Imperial System is used as well.
    • Please note that revolvers, pistols and fully automated firearms are prohibited entry into Canada. All weapons must be declared.
    • Driving laws are provincially and municipally passed. The legal driving age is 16 and the legal drinking age is 19.

    Feeling particularly adventurous? Then head up to the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Inuvik for an unforgettable trip.

    Rent a car in Canada so you don't miss any of the breathtaking wilderness and cosmopolitan life!