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What's included with your car hire

green tick Unlimited Mileage
green tickLimited 3rd party insurance
green tickExtended Protection
green tickCollision Damage waiver
green tickUninsured driver protection
green tickLocal access / airport user fee
green tickState tax surcharge
green tickTank of fuel
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Car Hire - discover Canada at your own pace

Choosing a Canada Fly-Drive allows you the freedom to discover Canada at your own pace. There are many routes to take and so much to see and do on your fly-drive holiday but our experts can plan your itinerary around your requirements ensuring you get the most from driving in Canada.

Choosing a suitable car

Canada is blessed miles of wide open roads, leading you to explore one of the world’s largest countries. It is very important to ensure you have a suitable car. Distances are large, but easily achieved on the congestion free roads and Canada’s fuel prices are less than 50% of the UK. All of the larger vehicles come equipped with cruise control.

Having chosen your car

Car hire companies often make rental plans complicated. We have therefore selected to work almost exclusively with Alamo's 'Gold' plan and National's 'Fully Enhanced' plan, which we believe best meets your needs. Both plans include the maximum available insurance pre-paid within. When comparing plans, please consider all the factors listed below.
Car types

Please note: all car sizes quoted are only an indication and the care hire company may, at any time, without notice, change the car grade


Small car similar to a VW Polo in size, suitable for 2 adults on a limited itinerary.

This vehicle is similar to a VW Golf in size and would be sufficient for 2 adults + 2 small children on a limited itinerary.

This vehicle is similar to a Toyota Carolla and suitable for 2 adults + 2 larger children. More appropriate for longer distance touring.
Full Size

Equivalent to a Toyota Avensis and will comfortably accommodate 2 adults + 2/3 children on an extended touring holiday.

This vehicle comes in 3 types; Intermediate (similar to Toyota Rav 4), Standard (similar to Volvo X90) and Full Size (similar to Nissan Pathfinder). Some may have 4-wheel drive. Suitable for 2 adults + 2/3 children on extensive touring holidays.
Luxury Minivan

This vehicle is similar to a Toyota Previa, which will take 7 passengers with limited baggage or 5 passengers with normal baggage on an extended touring holiday.
Points to consider when choosing a car:

1. Party size
Carefully consider the number of adults and children in party. If your party size is 6-8 people, then consider a minivan.

2. Choose a car
Pick the size you think you will need for your trip and book the next size up.

3. Luggage
Amount and size of luggage (separate roof racks are not available).

4. Infants
Don't forget to pre-order infant seats for under-fives.

5. Protection
Extended Protection included for your peace of mind.

Important Notes
1. Each driver must bring valid licence
2. Rates are conditional on presenting pre-paid service voucher
3. Drivers aged 21-24 will pay a local surcharge and an excess
4. Drivers over 25 pay a local excess in the event of an accident
5 . All rentals in Whitehorse and Newfoundland pay an excess
6 . Named driver must have a valid credit card in their name
The Independent Traveller has over 35 years experience sending customers on holiday to Canada
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Tel: +44 (0) 1509 618 800 (Mon-Fri 9-5.30, Sat 9-4)

Write to:
The Independent Traveller, 33 Cattle Market, Loughborough, Leics. LE11 3DL.