Carleton University


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • Students
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Alumni
  • 18-20 years old
  • 21+ years old
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Carleton University

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.


how it works

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Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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  • Students
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Alumni
  • 18-20 years old
  • 21+ years old
  • Select an affiliation to join.


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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

Ford Focus

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  • Students
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Alumni
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  • 21+ years old
  • Select an affiliation to join.

I'm a Carleton student and I'd like to join Zipcar for $20.

To join, choose your age group from the menu below:

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm a Carleton University faculty or staff member and I'd like to join Zipcar for $35. 

I'm a Carleton University alumnus and I'd like to join Zipcar for $35. 

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around Carleton University. Here are just a few ideas.

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    What's a trip to Ottawa without going to the Byward Market? There is a huge variety of stores and restaurants here, so there is something for...more
  • St Laurent Centre

    My favourite shopping mall to go to! It simply has pretty much everything! What would make it a 5/5 for me is proximity to my dwelling in relation to the...more
  • Victoire

    I adore Victoire. They have an incredible mix of local clothing and jewellery and while some stuff is pricy, you are both getting what you pay for, and...more
  • Letellier Shoes

    This shoe shop has a fantastically diverse and juicy collection of shoes. I'll let others rave about the brands, because what I want to rave about is the...more

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  • Movati Athletic - Trainyards

    I highly recommend this gym- it's got a spa feel to it and it's super clean. There are so many machines to choose from, you never have to wait for them. The...more
  • Dow's Lake Pavilion

    I love this park, as you can canoe peacefully along the water in summer, and in winter you can skate here! In summer, the tulip festival is also held...more
  • Burke Cleland Personal Training Studio

    Burke's method is amazing. I've lost about 40lbs in 6 months, but most importantly, I've kept it off. There has been no "yo-yo-ing" back and forth and my...more
  • New Edinburgh Park

    This is easily the best off leash park close to downtown. Far away from any traffic, this peninsula stretches into the Rideau River, and provides ample room...more
  • Rockcliffe Park

    I am writing this review in regards to the cycling available along the rockcliffe parkway, which runs through the park. This is a wonderful route to...more

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  • Capital Diner

    Great classic Diner. It is a little run down but, I think that adds to the atmosphere. We went an off time 2:30pm on a Sunday - which sometimes can impact...more
  • Two Six Ate

    Very impressed! Came here to celebrate the long weekend on a Sunday evening with girlfriends, and we loved each dish. They have half off bottles of Wine on...more
  • The Whalesbone Oyster House

    Where to begin, where to begin! Without a doubt, the Whalesbone is my favourite restaurant in Ottawa. All of my meals here have been superb and matched by...more
  • Datsun

    FOOD Pork belly bun - I was a little skeptical going in, because I've been disappointed with this dish quite a few times at hyped restaurants in big cities,...more
  • Mēna Restaurant

    Unique experience: the menu is a list of every ingredient available in the kitchen. You tell the waiter what you don't want, and then the chef whips up...more

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