Driving conditions around Calgary
Winter in Canada can make driving a bit of a challenge for people not used to snowy climates, but don’t let that discourage you. Talk to your car rental agent to make sure you have a four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle, or snow tires with proper tread. Be aware that Alberta has a distracted driving law, which restricts certain activities like holding a mobile phone, texting or emailing, or personal grooming. If you are caught doing those things while driving, you could receive a fine and points against your license, so save the flossing for when you reach your destination!
Renting a car in Calgary if you are under 25 years old
Haven’t had your 25th birthday yet? That’s no problem for renting a car in Calgary, as you only need to be 21 years old. However, most rental agencies will charge an “underage fee”, and there are limits on the size and type of vehicles you can rent. Be sure to check the rules of the agency you book through Travelocity so there’s no surprises when you arrive.
Road trip from Calgary to Vancouver
Cover the 604 miles (973km) from Calgary to Vancouver on Canada’s west coast and you’ll get to enjoy endless beautiful scenery on the 10.5-hour drive. Give yourself time to sightsee on the journey and stop at Banff National Park. Hiking around the gorgeous glacial lakes at this picture-perfect Rocky Mountain park will be a priceless memory.