QUICK CANADA FACTS
Currency: Canadian Dollar can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Canada, however keep in mind that smaller towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as those used in North and Central America (2 vertical prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official language of Canada is French and English.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Canada for travellers however I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is very safe to drink.
Visa: Most travellers need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. You may also need one if you’re transiting through a Canadian airport on your way to your final destination. You can apply for a visitor visa online.
– Poutine (Crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds, and rich gravy).
– Steamies (Steamed hot dogs including ketchup, mustard, relish, and onions).
– Tourtière (Canadian meat pie dish).
– Peameal Bacon (boneless, lean pork loin bacon).
– Bannock (Indigenous bread that is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside).
When to go: From June through October, Canada’s weather is generally at its best. In Canada, the summer months are usually the busiest travel times, while some destinations, like Banff National Park, can also draw visitors in the coldest months of winter.