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Top tips for renting a car in Winnipeg
- Renting a car is highly advised if you are visiting Winnipeg, as the city is truly best explored by car, especially because public transport is limited to a bus service in the city. Some of the great day trip options available to visitors with a car include Pembina Valley, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, and the quintessential lake town of Gimli. Gimli, in particular, at just an hour away from Winnipeg, is one of the most popular day trip destinations and its lakeside boardwalk is sure to enchant many a visitor.
- Picking up a hire car after flying into Winnipeg International Airport? Travelers looking to rent a car after landing in Winnipeg can find the hire car counters on the main level of the airport’s adjacent parkade.
- Travelers visiting Winnipeg during winter should be extra careful when driving on icy and snowy roads. Canada and Manitoba especially have some serious winter weather and in a flash the roads can be covered with fresh powder. Drivers unused to such conditions are advised to drive extra cautiously and to stick to only the largest and most well-maintained roads.
- Luckily for drivers, Winnipeg’s rush hour is not even close to being as severe as Toronto’s or Montreal’s. Drivers can usually expect to see the morning rush hour pick up at around 7:30 a.m. and finish up shortly after 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon peak, it starts at around 3:30 p.m. and slows down at about 5:30 p.m. Some of the main roads to avoid during rush hour include Osborne St. (Route 62) and Pembina Highway (Route 42).
- Book your rental car in Winnipeg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about hiring a car in Winnipeg
What is the best rental car company in Winnipeg?
How can I find car rentals near me in Winnipeg?
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
What type of car is recommended for driving in Winnipeg?
Luckily for those who prefer large cars, Winnipeg’s wide streets are well-suited for all sizes of vehicles. Whether you are driving an SUV or a two-door coupe, you should have no problem navigating the streets of Winnipeg. However, drivers should note that in the downtown area streetside parking spaces can be limited in size at certain times.
What's the speed limit in Winnipeg?
The speed limits in Winnipeg and in Manitoba in general start at 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas and school zones, 50 km/h (31 mph) on urban streets, and between 90 and 110 km/h (56 - 68 mph) on expressways and highways.
How are gas prices in Winnipeg?
Average petrol prices in Winnipeg are about C$0.90 ($0.68) per liter of gas. For those who prefer to compare petrol prices on a per-gallon basis, that is about C$3.41 ($2.57) per gallon of gas. This is right around the average price seen in Salt Lake City ($2.75) and New York City ($2.60), but is quite cheap compared to Europe, where drivers may see prices as high as $6.68 per gallon of petrol like it is in Frankfurt am Main.
Where are the best places to park in Winnipeg?
Parking garages and streetside parking are your best bets for parking in downtown Winnipeg. There are also a number of underground parking lots, so even if you don’t spy an above-ground one, you may be just around the corner from an underground lot. Metered parking is also common throughout Winnipeg, particularly in the central business district.