Canada

Canada is often considered a premier destination for an outdoor enthusiast! 

Stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic, Canada is the second-largest country in the world and one that boasts some truly awe-inspiring landscapes.

Whether you are focusing your visit on Canada’s vibrant cities, like Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver, coming to enjoy the rugged East Coast, or planning to spend time outdoors hiking, skiing, or swimming in crystal blue lakes in the Rockies, this is a country with something for everyone!

Best time to Visit Canada

Winter

Some may find the temperatures downright frigid, but most Canadians will joke about the mild weather Toronto experiences during the winter months. Temperature varies from -20°C to 0°C. If you can handle the colder temperature then Winter is a great time to visit.

Spring + Fall

Temperatures are cooler, but the sun is warm, and the crowds are much smaller

Summer

The weather can be pleasant, but with heat and humidity temperatures can also rise 35°C. The city is busier in the summer, and line-ups can be overwhelming.

What to Expect

Language

English is the primary language in Canada except for Quebec region, where French is an official language. If you are planning to travel to Quebec, knowing a few basic words in French will be beneficial.

Getting Around

The easiest way to get around Canada is by car. Whether you are planning a cross Canada adventure or looking to explore a small region, you'll need a car to go just about everywhere. Public transit is usually good in big cities, but connections between tourist attractions across the country are limited.

Credit Cards & ATM

Credit Cards are accepted in all hotels, restaurants, and other establishments. Some smaller shops and stalls in farmers markets might still rely on cash, so always carry some with you.

Plugs

Voltage in Canada is 120 V, 60Hz. Sockets are American style, types A or B. International converters can be found in many convenience stores and large supermarkets.

Currency

Canada’s national currency is Canadian Dollars (CAD). For the last few years, it's been hovering between $0.7-0.8 for $1 USD.

Safety

Canada is generally considered a very safe country. Crime rates are very low, even in major cities.

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