International driving license accepted in Canada

Explore Canada's amazing scenery by car

An IDP is a legal requirement to drive or rent a car in several foreign countries. It is also a United Nations regulated travel document for your safety and ease of travel.

International Drivers Permit Booklet, Card and Phone App
Top Rated
Trust Pilot Review Score Icon

International driving license accepted in Canada

Explore Canada's amazing scenery by car

An IDP is a legal requirement to drive or rent a car in several foreign countries. It is also a United Nations regulated travel document for your safety and ease of travel.

Get Your Printed IDP with a Digital Copy for $49 Get Your Printed IDP + Digital Copy for $49 The Digital IDP is sent in 2 hours and your physical IDP will be mailed
  • Verified IconInstant Approval
  • Verified IconTranslated in 12 Languages
  • icon-verified_accountRecognized in 150+ countries
  • icon-verified_accountValid from 1 to 3 years
  • icon-verified_accountDrive Legally Overseas
  • icon-verified_accountWorldwide Express Shipping​​
Travel Passport

Why carry an IDP while driving in Canada?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Canada highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

Order my International Driving Permit NowSafe Payment Logos, PayPal, Credit Card, Verified
Police checking drivers International Drivers Permit
Traffic Ligits

Driving Rules in Canada

Although an international driver’s license may be required, the driving laws in Canada are very similar to those of the United States. Vehicles still drive on the right-hand side of the road, but speed limits are posted in metric units.

Additionally, you may notice that road signs are in English, French or both in certain provinces in Canada. Signs in Quebec may only be displayed in French, so be prepared if you plan on visiting the province. Some other unique driving rules in Canada include:

  • Car seat requirements for children under 40 lbs.
  • Smoking in cars where minors are present is prohibited.
  • Cell phones must be used in hands-free mode while driving.
  • In Montreal, right-hand turns are not permitted during red lights.

Driving in the Winter

Driving a car through a Canadian winter can be incredibly challenging, even if you are an experienced driver. Make sure to check the weather conditions before traveling and prepare for the possibility of heavy snow, black ice, and white-out conditions.

Have a fully charged cell phone and emergency contact numbers available for easy calling. Pack a small travel kit with items such as blankets, flashlights, ice scrapers and kitty litter if you ever need tire traction. Sometimes, the safest option may be avoiding driving until a winter storm passes.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

IDA Application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License Get the IDP.​​

Upload Photo

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

Guaranteed satisfaction

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

Order my International Driving Permit Now

Get an International Driver's Permit for $49

+ International Replacement

International Drivers Permit Booklet, Card and Phone AppOrder my International Driving Permit NowSafe Payment Logos
  • Yes Checkmark100% money back guarantee
  • Yes CheckmarkFast International Shipping
  • Yes CheckmarkDigital Version Delivered in 2 Hours or Less
International Drivers Permit Booklet, Card and Phone App