Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Car hire in Vancouver

British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Vancouver.

  • Unlimited mileage
  • 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance
  • Collect Avios on every rental
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide

Fly-drive holidays in Vancouver allow you to fully explore and appreciate the spectacular natural beauty of the surrounding areas. Create your own itinerary and see the sights at your own pace - you’ll discover something breathtaking around every corner.

Even on a daytrip from the city you’ll get to enjoy a very different side of Vancouver. Take in the views from Grouse Mountain, then make a stop and explore by foot or mountain bike. Enjoy a treetop adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and cross the world’s longest and highest suspension bridge as it crosses the Capilano Canyon. If you have a few days, a trip to Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains is well worth it. Or spend some time on the slopes of the picturesque alpine village of Whistler.

Driving itineraries we recommend from Vancouver

Drive through stunning mountains and along the Pacific coast of Canada

Seattle.

Seattle

Stop off at the Boeing Factory in Everett, pay a visit to Bellingham and Mount Vernon before making your way to Seattle. Go up the Space Needle and enjoy incredible views, or explore the various museums and parks of Seattle. There are a good variety of tours and cruises perfect for tourists.

Banff – 2-3 days.

Banff – 2-3 days

The scenery of Banff, Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains is a long day's drive (8-9 hours) east, but well worth it. It is part of a UNESCO world heritage site and offers top class winter facilities for skiing. In the summer it is also full of activities or you can drive and explore other parts of Alberta.

Grouse Moutain/Capiliano suspension bridge – 1 day.

Grouse Moutain/Capiliano suspension bridge – 1 day

Take in the views from Grouse Mountain (The Peak of Vancouver), go for a walk on a suspension bridge or enjoy one of the many outdoor recreation opportunities -- hiking, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking – and more that are on offer. The most popular summer activity in the area is hiking the 'Grouse Grind', a 2.9 km, 853 m elevation gain hike up the side of Grouse mountain.

Whistler – 1 day.

Whistler – 1 day

Squamish is about half way between Vancouver and Whistler, offering a wealth of outdoor recreational activities. Whistler (about 1.5 hour’s drive from Vancouver) is mandatory when you are in this region. In the winter, enjoy some of the best skiing in North America and in the summer try some authentic mountain biking. This lovely village provides a great selection for active people and is littered with bars, restaurants and pubs to entertain.

Okanagan – 2 days.

Okanagan – 2 days

This is a four to five hour drive east, with a large number of wineries, water activities in the summer and skiing in the winter. It is a popular location for sun seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are many museums in the area, aimed towards the local history, golfing and camping are also popular activities.

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