Set amongst the backdrop of picturesque Nova Scotia, Amherst is the largest town in Cumberland County. With a rich history dating back to 1764, the industrial revolution was the making in the town, car hire in Amherst will allow you to explore the old architecture at your own pace.
Many of the original buildings from the time, painstakingly handcrafted from local sandstone and brick, can still be seen today. For more information on the town a trip to the Cumberland County Museum gives you a fascinating insight into the town, or take a look around the Art Gallery.
Amherst has a fascinating variety of activities for all of the family. Those looking for a relaxing stroll can enjoy some fresh Nova Scotia air at the local parks. They have play facilities for children, and the scenery is wonderful. Amherst is also famous for its various murals that are dotted around the town. Hiring a car in Amherst, see how many you can spot around town, including the 1800 square foot Sports Mural.
Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary is also a popular attraction, there are several well marked paths to hike through, following the lake's edge. Then you can rent a car in Amherst and head out on the Miners Memorial Highway to get a glimpse of the coast.
Nova Scotia is certainly a wonderful part of the world. Hiring a car in Amherst allows you to discover what this scenic part of Canada has to offer. Less than two hours' drive along the Trans-Canadian Highway will take you to the Fundy National Park.
Stargazers will never look down thanks to Fundy Dark Sky Preserve status, which makes sure that budding astronomers can explore the park's most spectacular trail, The Milky Way. What does the Dark Sky Preserve mean? Simply, it means that Fundy National Park is one of the best places in Canada to view the night sky.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su Closed
Address:128 Victoria Street
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.