Canada Destination

The land of maple syrup and poutine is actually quite diverse. From global cities like Vancouver and Toronto and the dramatic peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the wide-open plains of central Canada and rocky shores and islands of Canada’s East Coast, there is something for everyone in Canada. Visit Montreal or Quebec for a taste of French culture in North America!

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Currency: Canadian Dollar can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Canada, however keep in mind that smaller towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.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.

Popular foods:
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.

Articles on Canada

Looking for a particular destination, see below otherwise you can go to Canada Travel Guide to view current posts:

Montreal

Toronto

Alberta

Vancouver

Ottawa

Halifax

Quebec City

Victoria BC 

Edmonton