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Known for its gardens and warm temperatures, Victoria is a scenic destination in Canada's British Columbia.

What to See and Do in Victoria

Whether in Victoria for business or pleasure, you'll want to rent a car in order to make the most of what the city has to offer. From behind the wheel of your rental car, you can easily visit Beacon Hill Park to walk along the waterfront, explore the fascinating exhibits at Royal British Columbia Museum, or pay a visit to the extraordinary Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum, a Scottish-style castle built in 1890. If you want to spend some time on the road, enjoy the scenic route to the nearby Saanich Peninsula, just a 45 minute drive away from Victoria, and indulge in a few wine tastings at local vineyards.

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If you are looking for car rental in Victoria BC, call off the search thanks to Enterprise. With 60 years of great customer service, Enterprise is a reliable vendor where you can find the right vehicle for a business trip to Victoria or even a quick weekend getaway. Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a variety of vehicle models to choose from, so you can snag that luxury SUV you've always wanted or even a car with great gas mileage.

Benefits of Car Rental in Victoria

Victoria car rental is beneficial because it gives you privacy, flexibility, and savings. Whether you get the desire to head out for the night on a whim or you want to extend your stay at a great attraction, your preferences will dictate your schedule. You might also want to hire a car if you plan to travel around Victoria a lot, as taxi rates can often be pricey.

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Why hire a car in Victoria?

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria perches on the southern end of Vancouver Island, founded on a British settlement that arrived on the land in 1843. The legacy of the city’s colonial past can be found in Victoria’s grandiose architecture, epitomised by buildings such as the stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Known as ‘the garden city’, Victoria ranks as one of the top 20 world cities for quality of life, popular with boaters who enjoy exploring the area’s varied shorelines and beaches, as well as those in search of a more relaxed pace of life.

A hire car is the perfect way to explore Victoria’s picturesque landscape, as well as adventure to other nearby hotspots such as the vibrant city of Vancouver or popular skiing destination Whistler. Canada’s well-maintained roads and breathtaking landscape make road trips around Victoria an unforgettable experience.

How to get to and around Victoria?

BC Ferries arrive from mainland Tsawwassen at Swartz Bay, 19 miles north of Victoria. Victoria Clipper Services also run from Seattle to the Inner Harbour, as do Black Ball Transport boats from Port Angeles. If you decide to fly directly, Vancouver International Airport is a 30-minute drive outside of the city, with a simple drive down the BC-17 highway almost all the way.

What brands are available?

Both Hertz and Avis provide high-quality hire car in Victoria.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Victoria

Victoria is a cultural hub with plenty to see and do, from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (10 minutes drive out of the centre of town) where you can view the groundbreaking work of British Columbia’s best known painter Emily Carr, to Fisherman’s Wharf – a floating boardwalk bordered by hoUSAeboats, shops and restaurants where you can feast on freshly caught seafood. Further out of town, a 20-minute drive will take you to the spectacular Goldstream Provincial Park, a haven of unspoilt nature and tranquillity. Your Victoria hire car can also help you to explore more of Vancouver Island, including the harbour city of Nanaimo (90 minutes’ drive away) and Courtenay (almost three hours’ drive away), popular for bird watching and nature trails.

Tips and tricks for driving in Victoria

Safety standards are particularly high on the roads, with excellent conditions across the country. However, when venturing out of the city, keep an eye out for wild animals. Signs should alert you to areas where wildlife such as deer and elk are present.

Ready to plan your Victoria city break?

Feeling inspired to start exploring Victoria and other parts of Canada? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia.ca search tool to help you find the best car hire in Victoriaa, as well as flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car rental in Victoria

What’s the best price car rental in Victoria?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is CA $29 in Victoria.

What’s the average car rental price in Victoria?

On average, car rentals in Victoria are CA $30.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Victoria?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Victoria?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.