Vancouver Car Hire with Budget
Budget Car Hire in Vancouver, Canada: explore the outdoor capital of Canada
Budget car hire offers 2 convenient pick-up locations in Vancouver, one in Vancouver Downtown and another in Vancouver International Airport. Choose the location and book your car hire online with the form on the left. When arriving at the pick-up location, you can choose from a wide range of useful extras, like GPS units, additional insurance cover etc.
Vancouver Car Rental and Travel Tips
Vancouver is one of the world outdoor capitals, surrounded with mountains and water and drawing millions of visitors every year. Home of 2010 Winter Olympic Games, it’s a dream place for skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and other sport fans from all around the globe. But the outdoors are by no means the only thing it has to offer. Vancouver is also a vibrant cultural and historical centre, with the numerous art galleries and museums, parks and green spaces; as well as an important transport hub. The city centre is an excellent example of the innovative urban planning and architecture, where both old and new stay in harmony with each other.
6 Things to see in and around Vancouver
While being a great destination for all kinds of sports, Vancouver is also a beautiful city with quite a few things to see, and you should definitely start exploring it from the Downtown. One of the first places tourists head to is Vancouver Lookout, offering a spectacular 360-degree view of the city from a 551 ft (168 m) height. Take a walk along Water Street with its famous Steam clock and Vancouver Museum; visit Robson Street for a decent shopping and restaurants, or head to one of the numerous art galleries.
Renowned for being a paradise for art and theatre students and tourists, Granville Island is referred to as the “King of Vancouver destinations”. It’s the home for numerous artists and artisans, hosting magnificent cultural events throughout the year; if you love theatre and arts, you will find it difficult to choose what to visit first. Those willing to taste the local homemade products and exotic delights, won’t be disappointed either: the famous Public Market offers a wide variety of fresh foods.
Parks and Gardens
Vancouver is well known for its large and small parks, with Stanley Park being the main “green” tourist destination of the city. The green spaces of Vancouver include also the Classical Chinese Garden just in the city center, Van Dusen Botanical Garden and many more.
The famous 136 m (446 ft) long suspension bridge crosses Capilano River at 70 m (230 ft) height, attracting hundreds of thousands visitors every year. If you like wandering between the tops of the ancient fir forest, try also the “Treetops Adventure”.
To get there from Downtown Vancouver, drive through Stanley Park and Lions Gate Bridge and then 1.6 km to the north, on Capilano Road.
One of the central venues for the Winter Olympics 2010, Whistler is an outdoors Mecca, hosting skiers and mountain bikers from all around the world, depending on the season. Situated in about 2.5 hour drive away from Vancouver; the best way to get there is to take the Sea to Sky Highway. Note that in winter, the driving conditions can be tough so it’s better if you are confident driving at any weather. However, the scenery and the amazing mountain tracks are well worth taking this drive.
North Shore Mountains
Throughout the year, the mountains located at the North Shore are another place to be for skiers, cyclists, hikers and other outdoor lovers in Vancouver area. The three main hills of the area are Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Seymour Mountain, all located within a 30 min drive from Downtown. Grouse Mountain is the most family-friendly of them, especially in winter season with such activities as sleigh riding, ice-skating and many more.
Budget Car Rental: Vancouver Downtown station
416 West Georgia St
The other main car hire stations in Vancouver
Vancouver International Airport
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