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Stay Dry in your Vancouver Airport Rental Car

Vancouver, British Columbia, is a sprawling seaport coast city situated on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Once you land at the Vancouver International Airport, drive your Thrifty rental car around the city and take some time to explore places like Butchart Gardens, Whistler and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. 

Butchart Gardens
Just a short drive from the Vancouver International Airport — and attracting millions of visitors each year — is a group of floral display gardens known as the Butchart Gardens. Located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, near Victoria on Vancouver Island, the gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international fame. A collection of ornamental birds can be found here from all over the world, including parrots, ducks and peacocks. Several elaborate birdhouses are located in the gardens as well as trained pigeons on the site of the present-day Begonia Bower. Places of note include the Japanese Garden, the Ross Fountain, the Start Pond and the Italian Garden.

Whistler Ski Resort
As one of the best known ski resorts in the country, The Whistler resort area is located north of Vancouver in British Columbia. The area’s sole attraction is skiing and includes over 8,000 acres spread across two snow-covered mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. This is the largest ski area in North America, having hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. The area receives roughly 12 meters of snowfall per year, making it a hub for tourists and ski lovers alike. Take a drive over in your Vancouver Intl Airport rental car to enjoy some of the attractions, including alpine skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking in the summer, a pedestrian village that is voted among the top destinations in North America and plenty of shopping and dining.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Point your Thrifty rental car’s GPS to 3735 Capilano Rd in North Vancouver to discover the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park — one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. If you’re brave enough, you can follow the footsteps of millions of visitors who have made the crossing since 1889. Enjoy the serenity of this West Coast rainforest as you listen to the sounds of nature and view beautiful gardens. Another feature is the Cliffwalk, a granite precipice that follows along the Capilano River. Make your way through the labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms. Take to the trees in the Treetops Adventure, offering a squirrel’s eye view of the rainforest and the 1,300-year-old growth Douglas fir trees. The Treetop Adventure uses a compression system without any bolts or nails in the trees to secure the viewing platform and seven suspension bridges.