[Sponsored Post] Discover 150 years of Canadian history on an Avis road trip
Singapore, 10 April 2017
Canada has many fantastic places to explore – the amazing Niagara Falls; the spectacular Vancouver scenery and historical; the urban yet lively Montreal - to name just a few - and hiring a car is the best option if you want to fully enjoy the country. And with Avis locations onsite at all the major airports including Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto, it couldn’t be easier!
Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast, an intrepid explorer, or if you preferred to sit back and watch the natural beauty roll by, Canada has something for everyone and with over 60 years of experience in North American car rental, and options like GPS, child seats and one-way car hire, Avis has it planned for you.
With wide-open roads, driving is a pleasure and even in the city, speed limits are lower than many countries and it is easy to move between lanes of traffic. One little quirk that you will notice on Canadian roads are the horizontal traffic lights! But it is all very straightforward and the Avis rules of Canada's roads provide helpful tips.
As Canada celebrates its 150-year anniversary, there is no better time to embark on an Avis road trip and discover this beautiful country.
To help get the party started, Parks Canada is offering free admission to all its locations in 2017, including national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas; and Avis has a range of great deals on car rental from Canadian locations including one-way rentals, where you can pick up your car at one location and drop off at another and not have to worry about back-tracking.
Explore these great Canadian drives for your next road adventure!
The Cabot Trail
If you want to enjoy the best of Canada’s east coast, then the Cabot Trail is a must-see. With your windows rolled down, you will be able to breathe in the fresh salty air while watching the waves kiss the shore. The trail is a loop around Cape Breton Island and passes by superb seafood restaurants and cosy villages.
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
In Quebec, along the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, you will be able to take in the beaches of Quarry Island. The island’s rock formations make for unique photography. If you are lucky, you might even meet the locals - whales and seals often surface here, and puffins also call the reserve home.
On an Avis drive to Southern Saskatchewan, you will be able to discover some of Canada’s rarest wildlife, astonishing dinosaur fossils, over 12,000 teepee rings, and varied landscapes, from buttes and valleys to breathtaking badlands. If you want a really wild experience, you can end the day gazing at stars from a teepee or a campsite.
For wild views, take an Avis road trip through south-central Ontario, just 3 hours from Toronto and Montreal, and 90 minutes from Ottawa to Thousand Islands National Park. The picturesque granite islands and windswept pine trees will captivate your senses. Swap the car for a kayak and paddle up the river, exploring secluded bays and sighting colorful marine life.
It will be easy to fall in love with British Columbia on your Avis road journey. With 28 peaks, offering rocky cliff-faces, tumbling waterfalls and breathtaking hikes, the Yoho National Park in the south-eastern Canadian Rocky Mountains is unmissable. On a walk to one of the Burgess Shale Fossil sites, you can see fossil finds that date back 505 million years.