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GPS/Sat Navigation Hire in Canada

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1. Posted by Markos (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Markos has indicated that this thread is about Canada

I've been scanning the net for car hire in Canada and I don't see any of them offering Sat Nav, but can anyone tell me if its possible to hire a unit for a couple of weeks?

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 11y

Markos,

Why not get a handheld GPS unit and just take it with you in a car?

They run as cheap as 99 US Dollars right now--and are available at any West Marine store in Canada (I think there's four stores in the British Columbia area). People that sail, like yours truly, use them all the time for offshore navigation, or for cross-checking navigational bearings already taken from celestial or land-based reference points.

Enjoy.

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y

GPS units are not rented in Canada-as mentioned buy one and Be Happy!

4. Posted by Markos (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Nah, not one of those funny gizmos that gives you a horrible LCD screen with longitude and latitude references. I'm talking one of these dashboard mounted jobbys that shows you a colour view of the road you're on and the one ahead, that audibly announces to which turning you will need to take and how far away it is, etc. I'd preferably like one that tells me where the Gatzo camera's are located too!!!

Ones over here come with UK and European maps on SD card for about 3 or 4 hundred quid (that's about 6 or 7 hundred US dollars).

  • Gatzo = The manufacturers of the stationery speed cameras in the UK.
5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I found this, although I don't know how legitimate the company is. Hertz used to rent the NeverLost system, but I can't for the life of me find the link on their home page. Maybe they've stopped...?

6. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

ive got satellite navigation that i use in my car and i was thinking about taking it with me to canada and the us but i will then have to pay around £60 just to install the canada and us map onto it.