Best Roads to Drive In Vancouver

British Columbia is large, and beautiful, and there’s so much to do. One of the best ways to see the province is by car. There are roads for every kind of driver – whether you prefer winding mountain roads or scenic highways, roads that go through vineyards or those that offer views of stunning seascapes […]

What Should You Do Before You Rent a Car for a Long Trip

What should you do before you rent a car for a long trip When it comes to embarking on a long trip, renting a car can be a practical and convenient option. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip, a family vacation, or a business journey, a rental car offers the freedom to explore at […]

Car Rentals

Vancouver Car Rentals Ascent Car Rental is one of the car rental companies in Vancouver you can trust. With a combined experience of over 30 years in the industry, if you are looking for a car rental in Vancouver, Ascent Car Rental’s fleet and additional services have what you need to make your stay in […]

Dos and Don’ts of Renting a Car

Dos and don’ts of renting a car Renting a car can be convenient transportation options while travelling or vacationing. Following certain car rental etiquette guidelines is essential to ensure a positive experience. Here are some critical tips for car rental etiquette: Keep the car clean Treat the rental car as you would your own vehicle. […]

Hiking on Whistler Mountain

Hiking on Whistler Mountain Whistler, located in British Columbia, Canada, is known for its ski resorts and stunning natural beauty and offers mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding, and various excellent hiking trails. With so many popular hiking trails in Whistler, choosing can be hard! Before you go Remember to check trail conditions, bring appropriate gear […]

Best Bike Rides in Downtown Vancouver

Best Bike Rides in Downtown Vancouver Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with mild weather for several months of the year. Vancouverites are well known to be health conscious, so it is no surprise that so many people have chosen cycling as either a hobby or their main mode of transportation. As e-bikes become more […]

Best Road Trip Snacks

Best Road Trip Snacks Whether you’re planning a short road trip, like one from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, or an epic one all the way along the Oregon Coast, you know that you’re going to need plenty of snacks for you and your crew to keep the hanger away.  It can be tempting to […]

Vancouver to Kelowna in a Rental Car

Vancouver to Kelowna in a Rental Car There are many beautiful locations across BC that make for great road trips. A popular destination is The Okanagan. With beautiful scenery, vineyards, and entertainment for all ages, driving to Kelowna during the summer months is a journey many Vancouverites partake in. Enjoy the journey While you can […]

Perks of Renting a Passenger Van

Perks of Renting a Passenger Van Going on holiday with a large group of friends or family can be a lot of fun. Travelling to your destination and back (and all your planned activities) can turn in to a logistical nightmare. Even an easy road trip to Harrison Springs can get tough when you have […]

Best Hiking Trips in Vancouver

If you’re a Vancouverite, you can’t help but be an outdoor kind of person. There are lush fields surrounding the city that’s speckled with beautiful gardens, beautiful sandy beaches to enjoy, and stunning hills all around. It’s no wonder that Vancouver is amongst the most liveable cities in Canada! While you’ll see many a cyclist […]

Plan A Road Trip Along the Oregon Coast

If you’re thinking of going on a long road trip, what could be better than a drive along a scenic coastline with the smell of the sea and sunshine all the way? The drive along the Oregon Coast means you get to spend your time on the 363-mile-long Pacific Coast Scenic Byway. Whether you’re on […]

Driving from Vancouver to Portland

If you want to explore more of the West Coast but aren’t sure where to start, a road trip from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Portland, Oregon, is a great way to see three major cities, try a variety of unique restaurants, and have a great time in general. Driving from Vancouver to Portland is roughly […]

Drive to Harrison Hot Springs and Get Warm!

Are the winter blues getting you down? A mini road trip to warmer climes might just do the trick! Well, maybe the ‘climes’ of Harrison Hot Springs aren’t exactly warmer but as the name suggests, the waters certainly are. Harrison Hot Springs is an easy drive away with plenty of things to do – perfect […]

Driving to Seattle from Vancouver

If you are looking for a fun, short road trip, driving from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Seattle, Washington state, is a great road trip that can be done in one day easily if you follow the most direct route. Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington state If you are visiting Vancouver, visiting Washington State is […]

Vancouver to Banff Road Trip

If you want to explore more of beautiful British Columbia and Alberta, there is no better way than by car. A road trip is a great way to see many of the national parks and natural beauty that the West Coast has to offer. If you are looking for a fun, visually stunning road trip […]

Escape the Cold: Drive Down to California

The festive season is right around the corner, and so is the cold weather that comes with it!  Amongst the many things that one could plan, a drive down to a warmer place might just be on the top of our list! What better way to escape the cold and drive down through the scenic […]

Five Winter Road Trips from Vancouver

It’s nearly winter and it’s time to put away the camping gear and start thinking about cozy nights by the fireplace with friends and family. Vancouver is wonderful in the cold season but there’s no harm in planning a wintery escape from the city. The best part is, there are plenty of magical places just […]

Making Sure Your Car is Winter Ready

The temperatures in Canada have started dropping and winter is officially just around the corner. As you prep your home and wardrobe for the cold weather, it’s also time to do the same for your car. Winter doesn’t have to be hard on your vehicle – providing you do your prep well. Read on for […]

Vancouver Island Road Trips

Vancouver Island offers a diverse range of sights, attractions and activities. Making it an excellent destination for road trips. Vancouver Island offers something for everyone with natural sights, vibrant cities, and quirky small towns.  With so much to see and do, it’s hard to know where to start. Read on to discover just a few […]

Road Trip Essentials

Road Trip Essentials Whether you have planned every single detail from A to B, or have an unplanned, long wander, letting the roads decide where it might want to take you in mind – a road trip is always exciting! Either way, making sure you have everything you need for the journey can prevent disappointments […]

Best Stops for a Quick Road Trip

Best Stops for a Quick Road Trip Getting out of the city does not have to be a huge ordeal. Many short trips can be done as day trips or short, one-night road trips from downtown Vancouver. Starting with a car rental from Downtown Vancouver at Ascent Car Rental, exploring the Lower Mainland and beyond […]

Victoria to Tofino: What to See Along the Way

Victoria to Tofino: What to See Along the Way There is a lot to see in B.C., and a long drive is a perfect way to take in the sights. Tofino is roughly a 4 and a half-hour drive from downtown Victoria. With so much to do on your journey, we have picked five destinations […]