If you are more visual, we invite you to consult the Photos and Rates page .
Classic option vs. Deluxe option
What is the difference between the Classic option and the Deluxe option?
Our cars are all Toyota Siennas, but those named “Deluxe” are from 2011 or later with a roof box. moreover, the Deluxe option comes with a few extras like: GPS, portable battery, Aeropress coffeemaker, and even some trekking poles (2 pairs). Most importantly: this option comes with an extra 50km per day allowance, which gives you 300 km per day (rather than 250, which is what the classic basic option offers).
The Classic option are Siennas 2006 or later, without a roof box, with only 250 km per day and without any of the extras mentioned above.
If you are looking to have the most possible confort without having to think too much, the Deluxe option is a good idea. If you are a minimalist traveler looking to have what’s needed, no more, no less, then the Classic option is good for you.
Why do I need to take out insurance if I already have car rental insurance with my credit card or with my own car in Quebec?
Most insurances do not cover our vehicles as they are not “regular” rental vehicles, they are “modified” vehicles – due to the camper kit that has been added to the rear, so you must take the complete insurance that we offer in order to be covered.
What is the minimum driving age?
21 years & more
Vans and interior
What models of vans do you have? Why do you just have Sienna?
All our vans are Toyota Sienna only. The oldest is a 2006, the newest is a 2019.
We like them Sienna because they are reliable and robust, and it’s much easier to maintain a fleet of cars that are all the same. ?
Do you have bluetooth? Reversing camera? AUX sockets?
AUX sockets yes, in all our vans. So you can play music from your phone. PS: be sure to bring your iPhone adapters as needed.
Bluetooth is only available in some of our vans.
Backup camera is available in the Deluxe vans only.
Can I choose to reserve a newer model or with some of these features?
You can only choose between the Classic or Deluxe option.
Note that between two travellers we always do check ups and depending on mechanical needs and availability the year of the van you get may vary.
What is the average fuel consumption of your vehicles?
Average fuel consumption is 10.3 liters / 100 km. This could vary depending on whether you are in the 4 passenger van and that you also have the roofbox installed (and filled with things).
Are there electrical outlets in the van?
No. You only have USB plugs to charge your phones on the go. If you absolutely must stay plugged in, you are advised to get the Deluxe option which comes with a portable battery pack, or simply rent one on the side.
Is bedding included?
No. The bedding kit is on request and at an additional cost.
This kit includes: 1 set of sheets complete with 2 pillows, 1 warm duvet and 1 light yoga-style blanket. If you live in Montreal, we recommend that you bring your own sheets and duvets
Can I sit inside the van if it is raining? Is the bed foldable?
The Deluxe option comes with a camping kit that allows you to sit on the back benches (3rd row seats) and use a portion of the bed as a small table.
If you are traveling in the Classic vans, there are just the front seats where you can sit.
Do you make rentals of less than 5 days?
Not for now, sorry!
Do you offer unlimited mileage?
No, not for the moment. Our 250 KM per day basic package – or 300 km per day in the Deluxe option – is perfect for most needs and probably the most generous in the industry 😉
Do you do specials if I’m away for a long time?
Yes! Please contact us using our rental request form if you are doing 30 days or more.
I would like to see a camper van in person. What are your opening hours?
We don’t have a counter open to the public. However, if you wish to see one of our vans in person, we will be happy to receive you with an appointment, as long as we have some vans available for display (in the middle of high season most of our fleet is out, so plan accordingly)
To make an appointment, you can write us an email or call us at 514-531-7666
Do you offer one way rentals (for example we do the pick up in Montreal and return it in Quebec City or Toronto?)
No. This is not something we can offer.
What’s the best way to get from the Airport to your place?
To come from the airport to us, there are 2 main ways:
1) Taxi or Uber (about 50$-60$ CAD). 20 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic. Airport taxis must follow a regulated fee schedule, so it doesn’t matter which taxi you take, it’s going to cost you the same.
2) Bus 747: this bus takes you from the airport to Metro Lionel Groulx or Berri-UQAM stations. The best option is to get off at Lionel Groulx, because from there, you are only 3 stations away from the Metro de l’Église, which is the closest station to us. The 747 bus costs $11 per person and takes 60 minutes, more or less, depending on the frequency of the buses and the waiting time.
Be sure to consult this page for up-to-date information on the 747 Bus: https://www.stm.info/fr/infos/reseaux/bus/reseau-de-navettes/navette-747-aeroport-yul-montreal-trudeau-centre-ville
I am tall, like 1m93. Would it still be possible for me to rent your vans?
Our beds are approximately 50 x 70 to 73 inches and our tall guests say they slept well, so you won’t be the first tall customer we have 🙂
Can a young child travel with me?
No. Children aged 12 or younger should sit in the vehicle’s back seat in Quebec. Because our vans only have seats in the front, we cannot allow children younger than 12 years to travel in the vans.
Do I need an international driving permit to rent one of your vans?
It depends where you go, because each province or state has its own rules.
Here in Quebec, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) says that:
If you are travelling in Québec, you may drive for 6 consecutive months with your licence that has been issued by another Canadian province or territory or another country, provided your licence: is valid AND it authorizes you to drive the type of vehicle that you are using.Source: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/permis-conduire/permis-canadien-etranger
So you may not necessarily need an international driving permit. However, we advise you to do research for each province or state you plan to visit.
Also if your permit is in a language other than French or English, it is generally advisable to obtain an international driving permit.
Do you have any videos of the vans?
We recorded this playlist in 2019. It’s in French only, but visually it can give you a good idea of the kind of experience.
Note that a few small details have changed, but the essence of the experience remains the same.
On the road
Do you have roadside assistance?
Road insurance costs are included in the price. We don’t have a single exclusive company that we do business with.
If you need roadside assistance the first point of contact is us, and then we’ll guide you through the next steps.
Can I just park and camp anywhere?
According to Educaloi’s website, it is okay to park on public lands, provided that you follow some rules (the following is a quote directly from their website):
- When camping on public lands, you must use temporary and mobile equipment, and take it with you when you leave. Of course, you must also clean up the site and take away your garbage!
- However: Some municipalities have their own rules, like the regional county municipalities (RCM) of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Portneuf, Sept-Rivières and Matawinie. Find out which rules apply before camping on public lands in their territory.
Personally we find it more comfortable to camp in parks like Sepaq or Parks Canada, and this is what we recommend our clients. We think it’s a great value not only because you get a good spot, but also access to trails, beaches, and services like toilets, showers, etc.
There’s also two apps: Parks4night and iOverlander that some of our clients love to use to plan their trips better.