Red Deer is located in central Alberta, between the Calgary and Edmonton corridors. With a population of just over 100,000, it is the third most populous city in the county and home to a thriving oil and logging industry in the surrounding mountains. But Red Deer is also a popular base for people to visit the beautiful Canadian Badlands, the David Thompson Mountains and some of the picturesque towns and villages nearby.
For those who want to explore Red Deer and the surrounding area, we’ve compared different car rental companies, including a variety of factors including opening hours, available vehicles and daily rates. Here are some of our favorites.
If you happen to fly into Red Deer Regional Airport, you’ll find four rental companies; Budget, Avis, Dollar, and Thrifty. due to its large selection of vehicles and its bet-ter customer service, we chose Budget as the most recommended. In the cheap car rental category, you’ll find typical rental runarounds like the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta, but one notch up, they have the Chrysler 200 and the punchy Dodge Charger, both of which were under $40 per day on our sample date. Opening times. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“Friendly, professional and clean car” is the summary of the reviews in the customer feedback. The Enterprise also scores well on pickup speed and is a bit cheaper than its competitors. On our dummy date, the Chevy Spark, Chevy Malibu, and Kia Forte were the most affordable vehicles at about $30 a day, and for another $15, you could take a Ford F150 pickup truck out in the countryside. Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; closed Sunday.
Located off Gaetz Avenue, close to Burger King and McDonalds (if you have the stomach for it, that’s fine), we chose Avis as the most recommended agency north of Red Deer. Prices are as low as $25/day, with the Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Electra pushing the fleet, while SUVs like the Hyundai Tucson and Dodge Charger are $40/day. For Avis enthusiasts, the Avis Preferred Rewards system rewards you with substantial discounts on rental prices, pre-prepared paperwork and priority parking. Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.