a motorhome rental in Canada :
Minimum Age : 21
Drivers aged less than 25 years old will need to purchase a
mandatory VIP insurance (see details on the "Insurance"
Drivers Licence: A copy of your drivers licence will
be taken on vehicle pick up. Therefore, make sure you take
it along as your drivers licence number alone will not be enough.
An International Drivers Licence is not mandatory to rent a
motorhome in Canada.
Upon arrival at the rental base, about
an hour and a half will be devoted to fill and sign the rental
contract and to a thourough introduction to
Road Maps :
Road Maps and Camping Guides will be supplied and you will
find them in the vehicle.
In order to help you prepare your itinerary, we will send you
maps and guides (Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary rentals) once
your booking is confirmed.
If you want to plan your trip prior to booking confirmation,
you can get Canadian road maps on : http://www.sitesatlas.com/Maps/Maps/203.htm
You can also order them by phone or by mail to :
Forestry Services, Recreation
4595 Canada way, Burnaby, BC,
Phone (+1) 604 660
You already have a road map but don't want to
calculate the mileage? Please check our Mileage
Ferries are part of the road infrastructure in BC. They
are integrated in many itineraries and connect all the islands
to the continent, a unique way to hop from place to place.
Ferries between Port Hardy and Prince Ruppert (the "Inside
Passage"), as well as the new "Discovery Passage" ferry between
Port Hardy and Bella Coola are giving breathtaking views and
amazing oportunities to see the wild West Coast.
Ferries said to be "inside ferries" (crossing rivers or lakes)
a free for all.
Ferries connecting the main land and Vancouver Island or the
Gulf Islangs or the Sunshine Coast have a cost that varies
depending on the season, the vehicle and the age of the travellers
(youth and senior discounts).
Some waiting lines are to be expected, specially during long
week ends and summer months week ends.
Reservation is mandatory on the Discovery Passage and Inside
For more information, please visit the BC
Ferries website on http://www.bcferries.com
Taking the Alaska Highway and nearby implies an insurance fee. Please see "Northern Surcharge" on the rates page
Dirt road restriction: driving on dirt / unpaved roads is not allowed and not covered by the insurance, unless it is the only way to a camground.
Gas is cheaper in the US than in Canada. It is also cheaper East of the Rockies, but more expensive in Quebec. Prices range from $1 to$1.10/liter (updated Aug. 2009)... Therer are not always gas stations everywhere on all roads. You will need to monitor your tanks and refill as soon as you hit 1/4 full tank.
Fuel consumption on the VDL and C22 average the 15 litters/100 km and the C25 and higher average the 17 L/100 km. Approx. autonomy is 500 km