Driving in Canada – Car, Campervan, Motorhome
Campervan Driving in Canada
Driving in Canada – To legally drive a car or campervan in Canada, you will need a driver’s licence. In Canada, provincial and territorial governments issue drivers licences. With a licence you can drive anywhere in Canada. You must have it with you whenever you are driving.
Driving in Canada – If you have a valid licence from your home country, you will probably be able to use this to drive in Canada for a short period after you arrive. Check with your provincial or territorial government for details. If you plan to use a foreign driver’s licence in Canada, you should get an International Driving Permit (IDP) in your home country. An IDP will give you a translation of your licence into French and English. Driving Canada
Tips for Driving your campervan in Canada
Canadians drive on the right, similar to most other countries in the world. This brings with it it’s own set of issues for most people from the UK, New Zealand and Australia. The best way to deal with having to drive on the ‘wrong side of the road’ is to take your time and start out slowly. Allow yourself to get used to how it feels and as your confidence grows, then you can proceed. Safety standards are high on Canadian roads and although their official road death numbers are higher than the UK, the conditions there are excellent in most places and people utilize defensive driving. Seat belts are compulsory and you risk being fined if you don’t wear one or ensure others in your vehicle are wearing them. As Canada is a vast country you should always plan your campervan routes and know where you are going to rest and refuel. Foreign travel advice
Road Rules in Canada
Different provinces in Canada will have their own road rules to familiarize you with, but overall most share similarities. Transport Canada road safety website
Driving in Canada – Speeding Laws in Canada
Canadians generally practice defensive driving, however there is a very real danger of collisions from speeding. The wide, open roads mean that some drivers become impatient and will break the speed limits. There are a number of mobile patrols watching for speeders and there are high fines for those that are caught. Speed limits in Canada
The general speed limits are:
Motorways – 100 km/h
Built-up Areas – 50 km/h
Driving in Canada – Road Tolls
Most of the Bridges which go to America are toll roads. In the Greater Toronto area there is a modern toll road on highway 407 which reads information from your vehicle by a sensor, rather than having a toll collection booth. The bill is then sent to your address or rental company. On the Trans Canada Highway between Debert and Oxford in Nova Scotia there is also a Canadian toll road. There are quite a few toll roads in Ontario and these are expensive so you may want to work our ways to avoid them.
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