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Frequently Asked Questions

We compare multiple RV rental providers. The below answers are a general guide – however, each company has its own terms and conditions, which may change from time to time. Please make sure to check the T&Cs of your rental vehicle.

What driver’s license do I need to drive an RV in Canada?

Additional drivers are possible, though most providers will charge a fee (often $5/day). All drivers must be present at pickup and sign the contract.

Can I fit a booster seat or baby seat into the RV?

In most cases, baby and child seats can be fitted, but it’s recommended you confirm with your company about the seat you intend to use. Some RV companies will rent out baby seats for a fee; these are subject to availability.

What insurance options are offered? Is a security deposit/bond required?

Typically a security deposit ($750-$7,500) is required at pick up and will be retained until the vehicle is returned and inspected. Basic liability coverage is included in all rental rates; additional coverages, that may reduce your deductible and deposit amount, are available from most rental companies.

What is the minimum age to drive an RV?

The standard minimum age to rent an RV is 21, though some companies require the driver to be 23 or 25. A higher deposit or surcharges may be charged for drivers younger than 25.

Attractions in Vancouver

Vancouver Lookout

Enjoy 360-degree views over the city from the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre, opened in a ceremony by Neil Armstrong in 1977.

One of the city’s tallest buildings puts you 550 feet above the streets below and on a clear day, one can sight the North Shore Mountains and Vancouver Island. Tickets are valid for same-day return.

A popular choice is to return for a second sunset viewing. The lookout is conveniently located, directly across from Waterfront Station and a few blocks from Gastown.

 

Stanley Park

 

Opened in 1888 and named after Lord Stanley, former Governor General (and the donor of NHL hockey Stanley Cup trophy), Stanley Park was named the Top Park in the Entire World by Trip Advisor in 2014.

Set upon one of the first areas of the city to be explored and settled after thousands of years of use by indigenous peoples, many of today’s structures were installed between 1911 and 1937. Perhaps the most known aspect of the park is the seawall, which continues beyond the park’s boundaries for a total length of 19 miles, making it the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront pathway.

RV access

There are several parking lots within the park itself, as well as nearby street parking.

 

Walking along Stanley Park in Vancouver

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

The centerpiece of Vancouver’s Chinatown, this Ming Dynasty-styled Yat-Sen Garden is the first authentic full-scale classical Chinese garden constructed outside of China.

The garden was constructed in 1985-1986, and over 50 craftsmen from Suzhou, China worked with Canadians on the project, according to Ming construction principles, such that no nails, screws, or glue are used. The climate of Vancouver is similar to Suzhou, so the same plant varieties could be placed.

RV access

Several parking options are available nearby; another option is parking downtown and walking 15-20 minutes.

Gastown

Gastown is the city’s oldest neighborhood, situated on the site of Gassy Jack’s original tavern and, despite some recent development within the area, a Late Victorian/Edwardian look cast still be seen throughout Gastown.

Gastown is most associated with its iconic steam clock. Located at the corner of Cambie and Water Sts, the clock is a relative newcomer, being constructed in 1977 as a cover for a steam grate in part of the city’s central steam heating system. Powered by a miniature steam engine in the base and a chain lift, the clock serves as a way to harness the steam in a unique way.

RV access

The area has some parking options but is geared to the pedestrian.

The Gastown Steam Clock

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Located just north of the city, the original Capilano Suspension Bridge was constructed of hemp rope and cedar plank in 1889, replaced by a wire cable bridge in 1903 and fully rebuilt in 1956.

In the 1930s, the owner at the time encouraged local tribes to place totem poles in the park, which are today North America’s largest private collection.

Attractions within the park include the Cliffwalk, which traverses a granite riverside precipice using small bridges, stairs, and glass platforms, and Treetop Adventures, which connects seven old grown Douglas Fir trees with suspension bridges over 30 meters above the ground.

RV access

Capilano Park is ten minutes north of downtown over the Lions Gate Bridge. There is an on-site car park, as well as metered spaces.

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