Car Insurance in Alberta

With snow-capped mountainous landscapes and scenic waterfall-views, drive through EdmontonCalgary, and the rest of this Western Canadian terrain with auto insurance coverage that fits.

In Alberta, Mandatory Car Insurance Coverages Include

If you lease, finance, or own a car in Alberta, types of auto insurance you need to have by law are Liability and Accident Benefit coverages. It's the bare minimum to protect you and your loved ones.

  • Liability Coverage

    If you injure someone or damage property, payments are made on your behalf.

  • Direct Compensation

    Damages to your car are covered to the extent at which you are not at fault in a collision.

  • Accident Benefits Coverage

    Regardless of who is at fault, medical and other expenses you are entitled to receive are covered.


Enhanced and Special Coverage for Alberta

Choose one of these options for beyond-the-minimum protection for your car.

  • Specified Perils

    Protects your vehicle from specified perils such as losses caused by fire, floods, hail or theft.

  • Comprehensive

    All other insured damage caused to your vehicle (except collision or upset).

  • Collision or Upset

    Damage to your vehicle caused by a traffic collision with another vehicle or object.

  • All Perils

    The broadest level of coverage — combines Collision or Upset and Comprehensive coverage along with increased theft protection.

  • Accident Forgiveness

    With Accident Forgiveness, your car insurance rates won’t go up if you have an at-fault or partially-at-fault accident.**

  • Uninterrupted Driving Coverage

    With Grand Touring, travel worry free within Canada and the U.S. because you’re covered for rental car insurance, a temporary rental car, and even towing.

  • Limited Waiver of Depreciation

    In the event of a total loss, you could get the purchase price of your vehicle as your settlement value1.


How Much Does Car Insurance Cost in Alberta?

Well, that depends on a few things. We look at several key factors when calculating your auto insurance premium (and so do other insurance companies):

  • Your car make, model, and year are taken into consideration when quoting you a price. The kind of car you have determines its value, safety features, and how much it would cost to repair damages.
  • How you drive your car in addition to the number of kilometers you drive every year, including daily commute and business use.
  • Your driving record, which includes things like the number of years you've all been licensed for, speeding tickets, and accidents.
  • The area in which you live affects premiums – whether it's Edmonton, Calgary, or another city.
  • The coverage and add-ons you choose might cost more but can provide you with additional benefits that could save you money in the event of an accident.
  • We offer ways to save with preferred rates for professionals and alumni being one of the ways. Refer to the section below to find all the ways you can save on your insurance.

Steps to buy car insurance online

  1. Start your quote

    Begin your quote by answering a few questions. With the information you provide we’ll be able to:

    • Assess your needs and recommend coverage
    • Determine what discounts are available to you
    • Give you the most accurate quote

    And of course, it’s all 100% confidential.

  2. Customize your coverage

    Once you've completed your quote we’ll provide you with our recommended coverage options based on your individual needs.

    You’ll be able to:

    • Adjust your deductible amounts
    • Alter your coverage limits
    • Proceed with buying online
  3. Set up payment, review coverage and buy

    Once you’re satisfied with your coverage, you can:

    • Review your payment options
    • Confirm your payment method
    • And review your summary

    Now you can finish the process and put your feet up.

Save 5% on Car Insurance when you quote & buy online2

Ways you can save

  • Bundle car and home insurance

  • Insure two or more vehicles

  • Drive a hybrid or electric vehicle.

How Do I Save On Car Insurance in Alberta?

Here are a few simple tips to save on car insurance in Alberta:

  • Insure all your cars with us so you can make the most of our "multi-vehicle discount."
  • Insure both your car and home with us so that you qualify for a "multi-line discount."
  • Consider driving a "low-risk" vehicle. Insurance premiums are based on previous claim history, so the more likely the vehicle is to be stolen or in an accident, the more you'll pay for insurance.
  • Increase your deductible – insurance is really meant to cover you for damages you could never afford on your own. If you can afford a $1,000 repair job, then raise your deductible to $1,000 and pay less for your insurance.
  • Think about removing collision coverage if you drive an older car. This means weighing the cost of collision coverage with the value of your car and chosen deductibles.
  • Maintain a great driving record by remaining claims-free and conviction-free.
  • Increase your deductible - the higher it is, the lower your insurance premium will be.
  • If you are a new driver, take a driver's training course.
  • Quote and buy car insurance online for extra savings.

File a Claim Right from Your Phone!

Let us be there for you when you need it most. With the TD Insurance Mobile App, you'll receive step-by-step guidance through the claims process, be able to take photographs, and track the status of your claim.


How Does Car Insurance Work in Alberta?

Once you've decided on the right kind of of auto insurance coverage and deductible amounts with your insurance provider, you will pay for an insurance premium. This will provide you financial protection against physical damage or bodily injury that can happen from traffic collisions. It can also cover liability costs if you ever injure someone else or their property in a car accident. With enhanced and special coverage options, you can explore ways to add extra protection also.

Car Insurance Eligibility and Restrictions

To be eligible for auto insurance, you (and all drivers you wish to include in the policy) must have a valid driver's license. Insurance companies will look at your prior driving record to determine eligibility and rates. Other eligibility restrictions may arise from past convictions. This too will vary depending on when your last conviction occurred and the nature of the conviction.

Other insurance conditions may arise depending on the type of vehicle, its use, and any customizations or modifications made to the vehicle. For example, if you've altered your vehicle to enhance its performance or appearance, most insurance companies would need to assess the vehicle to determine if they could insure it. If you plan on modifying your vehicle, call us first! We will let you know if the changes you plan on making could have an impact on your policy and your premiums.

Learn more about Car Insurance Eligibility and Restrictions

How Do I Get a Car Insurance Quote in Alberta?

If you're looking for a auto insurance quote in Alberta, use our online quoter. It's fast, efficient, and will provide you with a personalized quote right now. To get started, you will need your driver's license handy and some basic information about your car. You will also need to provide some specifics about your driving history and the history of other drivers who will likely drive the car. Once completed, the quote will be emailed to you and valid for 45 days, so you can refer to it at any point within that time.

Keep in mind that the minimum car insurance coverage required is determined by the Government of Alberta and may vary in comparison to Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. Premiums may also vary depending on the area in which you reside.

Now you can drive through these Albertan landscapes dotted with coniferous forests and feel confident your coverage fits your needs.



Conditions apply. Subject to eligibility rules.
 Note: You may not always be given the option to buy online. If this happens, we encourage you to call and speak to one of our licensed advisors, or let us call you!

2 In order to be eligible for the Buy Online Discount for car insurance, you must meet eligibility requirements to buy car insurance online and complete your purchase of this insurance online. Note: You may not always be given the option to buy online. This may occur, for example, if information provided requires additional verification or if your purchase must be completed with an advisor based on your specific insurance needs. If you are unable to buy online, we encourage you to call and speak to one of our licensed advisors or let us call you!
 
Offers may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time without notice.
 
• 10% Auto Insurance Savings (Ontario only)
 
10% savings off eligible coverage in the first policy term is derived from a combination of two separate discounts:
 - a 5% Digital Discount for completing the auto insurance quote online. This Digital Discount will continue to be applicable upon policy renewal.
 And
 - 5% Buy Online Discount in the first policy term for completing the auto insurance purchase online. Both the Digital Discount and Buy Online Discount are applicable to premiums charged for each of the following coverages: Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Accident Benefits, Uninsured Automobile, Direct Compensation - Property Damage, All Perils, Collision, Comprehensive, Specified Perils, and OPCF 44.
 
• 10% Savings on Car Insurance (Quebec only)
 
10% savings off eligible coverage in the first policy term is derived from a combination of two separate discounts:
 - A 5% Digital Discount for completing the car insurance quote online. This Digital Discount will continue to be applicable upon policy renewal.
 And
 - 5% Buy Online Discount in the first policy term for completing the car insurance purchase online. Both the Digital Discount and Buy Online Discount are applicable to premiums charged for each of the following coverages: Civil Liability, Damage to Insured Vehicles (All Perils, Collision or Upset, Comprehensive and Specified Perils).
 
• 5% Auto Insurance Savings (Alberta)
 
A 5% Buy Online Discount in the first policy term will be available to customers for completing the car insurance purchase online. The Buy Online Discount is applicable to premiums charged for each of the following coverages: Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Accident Benefits, Direct Compensation – Property Damage, All Perils, Collision, Comprehensive, Specified Perils, and S.E.F. No. 44
 
• 5% Auto Insurance Savings (Nova Scotia & Newfoundland)
 
A 5% Buy Online Discount in the first policy term will be available to customers for completing the car insurance purchase online. The Buy Online Discount is applicable to premiums charged for each of the following coverages: Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Uninsured Automobile, Direct Compensation – Property Damage, All Perils, Collision, Comprehensive, Specified Perils and Uninsured Motorist.
 
• 5% Auto Insurance Savings (PEI)
 
5% Buy Online Discount in the first policy term for completing the auto insurance purchase online. The Buy Online Discount is applicable to premiums charged for each of the following coverages: Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Accident Benefits, Uninsured Automobile, Direct Compensation – Property Damage, All Perils, Collision, Comprehensive, Specified Perils and Underinsured Motorist.

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