How It Works

What’s CarSharing?

CarSharing is just that – sharing cars. SCC members share the cost and access of cars with members of their community.

It’s ideal for those who drive sometimes. You may walk, bike, or bus to school or work but need a car for occasional trips. If you’re picking up groceries and need a car, simply reserve one using our online booking system.

How it Works

SCC members have 24-hour access to our vehicles and only pay for what they use. View our rates.

Our first cars will be parked in their designated spots in Saskatoon’s Nutana neighbourhood. Vehicles will be conveniently located so that members who live outside Nutana can easily access them by bike or transit.

As SCC grows, more cars will be available in more neighbourhoods with locations determined by our membership.

Once you have your SCC membership and unique key fob you’ll be ready to roll.

1. Book a car using our online booking system (mobile or desktop).
2. Find the car in its designated spot.
3. Unlock the doors by waving your key fob in front of the car’s sensor.
4. Drive.
5. Return the car to its designated parking spot.
6. Lock the doors and end your booking by waving your key fob in front of the car’s sensor again.

The CarShare system automatically logs the time and distance you traveled to calculate your monthly bill. View our rates.

SCC’s first cars have designated parking spots in Saskatoon’s Nutana neighbourhood. We will expand with more cars in more neighbourhoods determined by our membership.

Look at the map on our Contact page to see exactly where you can find our cars.

You can also review our Member Manual and our Bylaws for more information about what it means to be a Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative member and diver.

Why CarShare?

CarSharing has been around for decades and lots of cities are doing it across Canada.

There are CarShare co-ops in WinnipegCalgary, Vancouver and Toronto. There are just as many reasons out there to CarShare as there are people who do it. But, for the conscientious urbanite, it makes sense to CarShare. It is a win-win-win scenario.

Economics of Car Ownership

It’s a win for you because you save money by not having to own a car.

Being a CarShare member helps you save money. A typical car-owner spends an average of $6,400 per year. That comes out to about $533 per month or $17.64/day to maintain and operate an efficient vehicle (e.g. Honda Civic). By making simple changes to integrate walking, biking, busing and CarSharing into your traveling habits you can save some serious cash. That means you can invest your money in other things, even a down payment for a home!

Reduce Your Ecological Footprint

It is a win for the environment, the city of Saskatoon and your community. 

For every CarShare vehicle out there, another five cars are taken off the road. That means fewer vehicles need to be driven, fuelled and maintained. Besides, less vehicles on the road also means less traffic on our streets. Now there’s something City Hall can get behind!

  • Scott Bell
    I am a member of the SCC because I believe in a diverse and active transportation system. This includes providing people an alternative to owning an extra car, or for some residents owning even one car. SCC promotes community, the environment, and the Saskatoon transportation system.

    Scott Bell / Director, The Spatial Initiative University of Saskatchewan /

  • Audra Krueger
    CarSharing is the missing link in a complete public transit system; a CarShare means more people using public transit and less people driving. And just as important is the business model; co-ops are democratic, rooted in community and are an effective tool in solving societies' biggest challenges.

    Audra Krueger / Centre for the Study of Co-operatives /

  • Frederick Khonje
    The SCC is such a novel and great idea! I'm a member in the SCC because I think it's time for Saskatoon to embrace alternative transport and I can't wait to get rid of my car and start using the CarShare co-op in my neighbourhood.

    Frederick Khonje / Co-operative Development Office, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association /

  • David Stobbe / Stobbe Photography
    CarSharing means my family has a car when we need it but enables us to minimize our environmental footprint and monthly costs through reduced driving. If Saskatchewan were a country, we would have the second highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions on the planet. We need more sustainable transportation options for Saskatchewan residents and a CarSharing co-op helps address that gap.

    Marcia McKenzie / Director, Sustainability Education Research Institute; Associate Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan /

  • Heather Lake
    CarSharing makes committing to more sustainable and healthy modes of transportation even easier, and I love SCC's co-operative, community-oriented business model.

    Heather Lake / WAM Saskatoon /