Rent Luxury Wheels in Montréal
You’re in town for the Formula 1 Grand Prix, a stag weekend or a couple’s getaway, and you want transport that befits your usual standards. Boy, Montréal has got ALL the sweet rides you need – from luxe cars to speedboats to helicopter rides.
Drive your own
Get some Gilles Villeneuve-worthy thrills of your own thanks to the luxury sports car selection at Loue la vie Exotics. Apple green Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spider? Check. Matte black Ferrari 458 Spider? No problem. They’ve also got G wagons and Range Rovers if you’re with your squad. Either way, make sure you book early.
Enjoy the ride
More of a “Home, Jeeves” type? Let someone else drive you around town with the chauffeur services of Limousine MontRoyal. For just you or you and a friend, hire the services of one of their slick chauffeurs behind the wheel of a shiny black Berline or Mercedes S Class. For groups, their fleet includes SUVs, stretch limos and even coaches. Book for the length of your trip, specific journeys, or an info-packed city tour of the city – their drivers can double as guides.
Give your gang guaranteed stylish transport with LIMOTOUR - Phénix Limousine’s complete fleet of large-scale vehicles, ranging from stretch limos to sleek black Mercedes mini-buses (for up to 14 passengers), mid-coaches (for up to 30 passengers) and limo-coaches (up to 57 passengers travelling in cushy comfort). You can also hire a Mercedes limo-coach from Autobus Galland. For a complete overview of Montréal’s charter bus services, go to bus.com.
Get some air
To get a wholly unique sense of the city, see it from above. Rent the services of Hélicraft for transport purposes – to get, say, to Mont-Tremblant or Québec City in a flash – or just for the pleasure of seeing Montréal from a bird’s eye view. Their 20- or 30-minute tours of the city will introduce you to Montréal attractions including the Olympic Stadium, Saint Joseph's Oratory, Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and the Jacques Cartier Bridge.
Float your boat
Avoid the traffic on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge during F1: get to the Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit by boat thanks to the shuttle services of Maritime Shuttles. It may not be private or chic, but it offers the luxury of great views and speedy service. For a more boutique maritime experience, rent a private yacht from Navark. Their fleet has options fit for everything from romantic cruises to bumping parties for you and your 30 closest friends.
Burn some rubber
Tap into your inner thrill-seeker with ICAR Experience – they have a huge complex at Mirabel airport where you can get behind the wheel of high-speed supercars and rally cars. Haven’t you always wanted to learn to drift, lap and attack? You can also hug curves in a racing kart, soar through the skies in a helicopter or free fall in the Aérodium.
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s eclectic Park Ex neighbourhood. She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands. She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.
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