Halifax is one of Canada’s most picturesque cities. Located on the east coast of the country, in the province of Nova Scotia, this bustling city is at the heart of Canada’s history, and exploring its surrounding areas is made even easier with car rental in Halifax. Visitors to the city will be able to travel with great flexibility between the sights of the city and beyond. The city has plenty of attractions, including Citadel Hill, the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk and the world famous tides of the Bay of Fundy.
Car rental Halifax: The most important rental locations
The city is one of Canada’s smaller conurbations, making it very accessible to visitors who come to Halifax and rent a car. This allows travellers to explore the natural beauty of the city's surroundings with ease, and travel on their own timetable without relying on tour groups and public transport. There are many car hire companies offering cheap, competitive rates, from a number of locations across the city, including the airport. We compare the prices of those companies to show you the best offers, so make sure to book in advance, if you want to save time and money.
||Main Opening Times*
|Halifax Stanfield International Airport
||1 Bell Blvd, Enfield, NS B2T 1K2, Canada
||07:00 a.m. - 00:30 p.m.
||1717 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6, Canada
||07:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
*Opening times may differ and vary depending on the rental site. Precise information can be found in the listing details. With some car rental sites, pickups and returns are possible outside of opening hours, but please be aware that there may be an additional fee for this service.
Halifax: rent a car and discover its sights
- Citadel Hill:
This hill is one of Canada’s many historical parks. This hilltop location with its stunning view over the Halifax harbour is the site of a former defensive fort built in 1749. The star shaped structure and its surrounding area is a fascinating place to explore for visitors of all ages and is easily accessible from downtown Halifax with a rental car, thanks to on-site parking inside the fort's West Ditch, which costs just $3.15 per visit.
- The Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk:
With its many shops and restaurants, the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk harks back to a simpler time. Local vendors sell unique items to buy as souvenirs and visitors will enjoy some of the city’s top food establishments. The boardwalk area is easily accessed by car, with plentiful free and inexpensive parking nearby.
- The Bay of Fundy:
This bay is known for some of the highest tides in the world. Visitors will marvel at the beauty of the area and the incredible forces of the natural world. Take a coastal drive along the 101 away from Halifax and around the western peninsula of Nova Scotia, stopping at the many lovely fishing villages along the way.
- Kejimkujik National Park:
Just two hours' drive from Halifax by car rental is the stunning Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. You'll be blown away by the natural beauty of this ancient woodland which is perfect for hiking, camping and wildlife spotting with the family.
Getting around Halifax
Halifax is a relaxed seaside city with a very friendly local population. The city’s wide roadways and patient drivers will impress visitors who have chosen car rental in Halifax. The city is well connected to major motorways that allow tourists to easily visit other parts of the province during their holiday. Beware that Canadians drive on the right-hand side of the road, and that in the province of Nova Scotia the speed limits are 30 km/h in urban zones and 50 km/h in rural areas and 90 km/h on the highways.