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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Whaletown?
If your trip to Whaletown is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.There are loads of things to do around here. Don’t head home without exploring Campbell River Museum and Rebecca Spit Marine Provincial Park. If you can, also check out Maritime Heritage Centre.
What are the best road trip destinations near Whaletown?
See what’s going on in nearby Powell River. What’s 25 miles when you have your own set of wheels? The drive itself is half the fun! Explore the area starting with Powell River Recreation Complex, Powell River Putters Mini Golf and Powell River Historical Museum and Archives. Locals will also probably point you toward Courtenay, 30 miles away. If you only see one attraction here, make sure it’s Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. (But we’d also recommend Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park and UB Diving.)
What kind of rental car should I get for Whaletown?
Rent some wheels and see Whaletown at your own pace. Love to head out into some nature? Pick up the keys to an SUV. This vehicle is perfect for those who want adventure in the great outdoors. Just want to get comfortably from A to B and traveling with minimal luggage? If you aren’t planning on driving for long distances, a compact or a mini is an excellent option.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Whaletown?
For some people, owning a luxury vehicle may be somewhat out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is absolutely within your grasp! Experience the thrill of cruising the open roads in a classy sports car, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or perhaps all you’re chasing is a set of wheels to get you quickly and safely from A to B. Affordable or flashy? Whatever you decide, there’s a rental car to suit you in Whaletown.
What side of the road do they drive on in Whaletown?
You’ll be motoring along the right side of the road in Whaletown. Even though the conditions may be similar to home, it’s a good idea to drive more cautiously in new and unfamiliar destinations.
Is it difficult to park in Whaletown?
You’ll discover lots of places to leave the car in Whaletown. Even in the thick of the action, you’re likely to score a space right where you need it.
Are there speed limits in Whaletown?
While driving through the streets of Whaletown, keep in mind that the speed limits generally range from 50km/h to 120km/h. Residential zones are 50km/h unless posted otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Cortes Island?
One of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Or it may pass on your contact details to local authorities so the fine is issued to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Whaletown?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Whaletown, and you may also be issued a fine for simply handling your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Whaletown?
In Whaletown, it’s against the law to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.05%. If you plan to have a few drinks over dinner, it’s a good idea to leave the car at your hotel.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Whaletown?
Traffic laws in Whaletown allow drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic closest to them, without having to wait for a green signal. Before turning, the vehicle must come to a complete stop and the driver must make sure that the way is clear before moving on.
Are seat belts compulsory in Cortes Island?
In short, yes. However, there are a couple of exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.