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Campervan Hire Canada

Feel the freedom of the open road

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Group Size: Campervans sleep 2-5

Trip code: CHCA

Duration: 7 days

Sleeps up to 5 with rooftop sleeper
2 pick up and drop off locations
Budget friendly self-drive

Take the road less travelled as you drive wherever the wind takes you in your awesome customised ‘Big Sur’ van. Choose from a range of unique designs, painted by local artists, and add any additional equipment you need to your booking for a bespoke experience. Pick up from our depots in Vancouver or Calgary and hit the road straight away. Stay in campsites in stunning locations round the country, or wild camp in rural areas for a real budget-friendly, back to nature experience – the possibilities are endless. With a handy mileage deposit system and 24-hour roadside assistance as standard, all you need to do is have fun - nothing feels as good as this kind of freedom.

Please note: To hire and drive a campervan you must be over 21 years old and have a full valid driving licence. If you’re comparing quotes online and find something cheaper, get in touch - we can probably price match!

Trip highlights

  • Choose from a range of unique van designs, hand-painted by local artists. 
  • Depart from either Calgary or Vancouver and complete a round-trip or travel one way
  • Customise your booking and add any equipment you need for life on the road from bedding and cooking equipment to tables and picnic chairs
  • Only pay for the miles you do with our mileage deposit system and enjoy the peace of mind that 24-hour roadside assistance brings
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What's included
  • Unique hand painted campervan
  • On-board stove, fridge, table, sink and bed
  • Mileage deposit
  • 24 hour roadside assistance throughout Canada
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Campervan Insurance
  • Transfers to campervan depot
  • Bedding (unless added to your booking)
  • Kitchen equipment (unless added to your booking)
  • Meals
  • Campground charges
  • Fuel
  • Any optional items (rooftop sleeper, etc)
Further trip information

If you’re after a budget-friendly, back-to-nature experience, there’s no better way to explore Canada’s stunning landscapes than by campervan.

About the vans

Our vans area Ford E130 model called Big Sur.  With Bluetooth capability for those all-important tunes, and a unique exterior hand-painted by local artists, it’s the coolest way to explore Canada’s open roads.

Features:

  • Automatic transmission
  • Sleeps 3 (or 5 with an additional rooftop sleeper)
  • Your choice of art style for the exterior
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Rear bucket seats (no need to collapse them to make a bed)
  • Dual gas cooker
  • Dual powered fridge
  • 5-gallon water tank
  • Sink with tap and a drain
  • Foldaway table
  • Air-conditioning
  • AUX and bluetooth capability

Additional accessories

You’ll have the opportunity to rent additional accessories from the depot to pimp your road trip further, including sat nav, kitchen set, bedding sets, USB charger, AUX cable, roof rack and more.

Mileage and insurance

You’ll pay a mileage deposit which is included in the price we quote you. This allows you to travel up to 100 miles per day and the total mileage is averaged out over the time of your rental (i.e. you’re not limited to 100 miles on each individual day). If you’ve driven over the amount covered by the deposit when you return the van, you’ll be charged for excess miles at a fixed rate per km. If you’ve driven less than the amount covered by your deposit, any excess miles you didn’t use will be refunded to you at the same rate when you take your van back.

Minimum 3rd Party liability cover is included in the cost of your hire. This protects you against 3rd party claims if you injure someone or damage their property. It provides the basic statutory limits for liability and property damage in each state you visit. Fully comprehensive insurance is not included in your hire. If you don’t take out a comprehensive insurance policy, you’re fully responsible for all damage to the vehicle.

We can offer you two levels of comprehensive insurance. Speak to your travel adviser for more information.

Departure Points

Start your campervan adventure from our collection points in Vancouver or Calgary at the pre-agreed time on the pre-agreed pick-up date. You can return the van to the same depot you collected it from (round trip) or return it to the other depot (one-way trip) at the agreed time and date. 

 

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Arrival information

You can arrange to collect your Campervan from our Vancouver or Calgary pick up points. You’ll need to make your way to the depot yourself.

You must collect your campervan at the pre-agreed time on the agreed pick-up date. If you arrive late, you may be charged. During check-in you’ll complete necessary paperwork, be given a tour of the vehicle and its features and have a chance to ask any questions you may have. Please allow up to two hours for check in.

The vehicle must be returned at the agreed time on the drop-off date. You can return your vehicle to the same depot you collected it from (round trip) or to the other depot (one way trip).Any drop-offs more than an hour late will be charged a full-day rental charge. Please ensure the vehicle is in good condition and you have refuelled to the level it was when you received it. Assuming there are no problems with the vehicle, the returning process should take around 10 minutes.

Accommodation & meals

Accommodation

The best thing about hiring a campervan is that you’ve got your accommodation and transport rolled into one! Your van features a good-sized lounge/sleeping area and you can either bring your own bedding or rent bedding sets (sheets, duvets and pillows) from the depot. Campsites in Canada range from CAD10 and CAD40 per night. Wild camping is generally allowed in rural Canada, but there is a nationwide ban on wild camping in cities, national parks, and provincial parks. If you do spend the night in one of these areas and get caught, you can expect hefty fines. Keep an eye out for ‘No parking’ or ‘No camping’ signs.

Meals

You’ll be provided with a stove and an onboard fridge that runs 24/7, so you can whip up a meal wherever you are. A kitchen set (pans, plates, mugs) is available at an additional cost. You’ll need to buy any propane yourself and a can should last about 7 days.

 

Minimum age & eligibility

In order to hire and drive a campervan you must be over 21 years old and have a full valid driving license. 

You will also need need to have a credit card (a debit card cannot be accepted) which will be left on file at the depot when you collect the campervan. A deposit won't be taken from the card, and you'll only be charged if there is any damage to the van when you return it.

British passport holders don’t usually need a visa for a short visit Canada, but you’ll need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), which you can apply for online. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.