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Car Rental in Surrey: The City of Parks
Surrey is in the Canadian province of British Columbia and is found just above the border with the United States. It lies close to the state capital of Vancouver and is, in fact, considered to be a regional district of this city. Surrey, labeled a suburban city, is large and contains six separate town centers. The city was developed in 1879 and was so-named as it reminded the Englishman HJ Brewer of his English home county of the same name.
What to See In Surrey
Surrey is perfect for those of you who love nature. As its nickname suggests, there are a plentiful number of parks to be found throughout its boundaries. There are also numerous museums, heritage sites and galleries to visit. With Vancouver so close, it can be tempting to head over there for some recreational activities, but Surrey offers plenty of these right on the doorstep.
Bear Creek Park is the city’s most popular hangout. It covers a wide range of activities that include picnic areas, sporting fields, hikes and even a swimming pool. In the summer it is perfect for a family day-trip and even has a miniature train and min-golf course to keep the entire family happy.
Despite its American setting, the TV show Smallville was set in the historic area of Cloverdale. Not just home to Smallville though, this area has a number of historical sites that date back to the 1880s and is one of the most popular places for antique hunters. For more history, head out to the Historic Stewart Farm, which is where a pioneer family lived from 1880 through to 1944. The picturesque Victorian farmhouse is set in stunning gardens and the staff are all dressed in period costume to complete the feeling of a bygone era.
How to Save On Car Rental
Renting a car in Surrey need not be an arduous task. There are a number of budget car-hire options available if you know what to look for and how to look for it. Prices tend to range from $30 per day for the smaller classes to as much as $45 per day for the larger cars. Below is a list of prices based on weekly rental rates to give you an idea.
- Kia Rio (economy class) - $30 per day
- Ford Focus (compact class) - $31 per day
- Toyota Corolla (intermediate class) - $35 per day
- Mitsubishi Galant (standard class) - $39 per day
- Chevrolet Impala (fullsize class) - $41 per day
These prices give a general representation of the car rental prices in Surrey. However, if you wish to find more accurate prices that relate to your specific dates and needs, simply use the search function at the top of the page and we will help you find the best option for your holiday.
Finding Budget Car Hire
There are many factors that affect the price of car rentals. For example, it is important to check out when the popular seasons are. Surrey’s popular times tend to be in the summer so, unless there is something you desperately want to do during this time, try and avoid that peak season. In addition, you can save money by planning and booking a car in advance. Prices of cars booked two months in advance are often around $17 per day whereas those booked a mere week in advance tend to be pricier.
There are several locations where the car can be picked up in Surrey, and these too have a bearing on how much the rental will cost. Unless you are taking the car for a one-way road trip of the surrounding areas or intending to visit another city, we recommend that you return the car to the same place that you collected it from, as this will mean there is no return fee.
Finally, if you intend to be here for some time, it is better to book the car for a minimum of a week, as the daily price will decrease. Cars rented for just three days or fewer tend to have higher daily prices. Bear in mind what you are planning on using the car for; if it’s just for small trips in and around the town of Surrey, then a smaller car might suffice, thus saving you on both the rental cost and the price of fuel.
Rules Of The Road and Rental Requirements
- Surrey, as is the case in the rest of Canada, drives on the right side of the road
- Canadian road-rules apply to intersections, rights of way and pedestrians
- All drivers must have a valid driver’s license
- Drivers must be 18 or older, with drivers under 21 being required to take out basic liability insurance
- Renters must either use their own insurance to cover the vehicle or take out insurance with the rental car company