Head down the Trans-Canada Highway, one of the longest roads in the world, as it spans 8030km. It goes from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. To start exploring across four islands, nationals parks, glaciers, and more, you need a car and a plan.
Rent a Car
This is one of the easiest ways to get on the road in Canada. Plan by exploring different rental fees and insurance options. Some companies can charge one-way drop off fees, which can get costly. Numerous credit cards cover rental car insurance, so there is no need to buy it twice. Your existing car insurance can cover it, too.
Buy a Used Car
Used cars often cost a lot less than new ones, and if you are planning on staying longer than a few weeks, buying one can come in handy. The main thing you should think about when purchasing a car for your road trip through Canada is obtaining car insurance. In British Columbia, the laws for protection are different, and you should research them ahead of time.
Driving in Winter Weather
In the winter, Canada’s roads are often salted, which can eventually cause damage to your vehicle. Older vehicles can need their timing-belts replaced not to destroy their engines. The brakes and tire tread should also be checked regularly. Making sure your car rental or the vehicle you are purchasing has winter tires can be crucial. All these can help prevent vehicular accidents and keep you safe during your road trip through Canada.