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Car Rental Edmonton Airport

Car Rental Edmonton Airport

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The capital city of the Canadian state of Alberta, Edmonton is the 5th largest city in Canada and is widely known as the ‘city of festivals’ due to the numerous annual celebrations which take place in the city throughout the year.

Boasting North America’s largest shopping mall, popular tourist attractions and stunning architecture, Edmonton is becoming increasingly popular with foreign tourists, and previous visitors to the city have been known to call it ‘Canada’s best-kept secret’.

Edmonton also offers a wonderfully diverse nightlife, and the city prides itself on being a truly family friendly holiday destination.

Do also consider other Canadian Destination : Car Rental Kelowna AirportCar Rental Calgary AirportCar Rental Vancouver Airport or Car Rental Winnipeg Airport

Arriving Edmonton Airport

Located in the Canadian state of Alberta, Edmonton International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Edmonton.

It is among the top 5 busiest airports in Canada, and is the largest in the country by area alone. Located 26km from downtown Edmonton, taxi cabs from the airport to the city centre can be expected to charge around $35-$40 for the journey.

There is an unhurried atmosphere to the airport, given its enormous size, and because of this, airport processes such as check in security and baggage collection seem to move very quickly and there is always a surplus of staff available to keep the queues moving. This also applies to the rental car waits, which are among the shortest in Canada.

The airport offers a good selection of dining and shopping facilities, and like the terminals, these are also usually very quiet with good availability throughout the day.

Driving In Edmonton

Simply put, you will need a rental car to experience all that Edmonton has to offer, as the local attractions are quite spaced out, and the public transport system often suffers from a lack of availability and reliability.

Taxi cabs can also be quite expensive, and previous visitors to the city often remark that fares are increased quite regularly for foreign visitors.

With that said, Edmonton is a good city to drive in if you are new to Canadian driving in terms of traffic levels and congestion.

However, the city’s major road networks are disappointing in quality in places, and road signage is particularly cumbersome for foreign visitors to understand.

Edmonton Driving Tips

  • Drivers are responsible for all passengers wearing seatbelts. If pulled over, it is the driver who will be charged for failing to ensure that seatbelts are worn at all times.
  • As with elsewhere in Canada, drink driving is strictly prohibited. You will be pulled over and charged if you attempt to drink while you are driving.
  • Canadian cars drive on the right side of the road. Only use the left lane while performing overtaking maneuvers.
  • Children under the age of 12 cannot sit in the front seat of the car. Also, all children under the age of 8 must have a car seat or booster seat in order to travel.

Things To Do In Edmonton

  • Fort Edmonton Park – A historic park and modern amusement centre rolled into one – perfect for all the family.
  • World Waterpark – A stunning waterpark with plenty of fun attractions to keep the whole family entertained.
  • TELUS World Of Science – A highly popular science and technology museum aimed at all age groups.

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