Canada can make a great vacation spot, thanks to its scenic views, wildlife and beautiful roads. You can still travel to Canada often by following these five travel tips. Ensure your visit to Canada from the UK is a smooth, enjoyable experience please read on ETA Canada Visa on the new Electronic Travel Authorisation requirements for air travelers.
Tip #1 – Bring a good Canadian travel guide
You should always have a good guidebook with you when traveling to new places. Canada is no exception. You can print your own travel guide or buy one online from Lonely Planet.
A good travel guide will provide you with information on where to stay and what to eat. A good travel guide will provide you with lots of useful information, such as great nightlife and activities that are enjoyable for the whole family. It’s worth it to invest in a great travel guide for Canada.
Tip 2: Think About Climate
Consider the weather conditions before you pack for Canada. You should be aware that the Maritime Provinces can be a bit humider than the provinces to the west. Halifax, Nova Scotia can be expected to experience weather that is between freezing and mild in the winter and moderately warm in the summer.
Canada can be very different from other countries, especially if you’re traveling there and staying in the mountains. It is important to layer your clothing in these regions. Victoria and Vancouver, on the other hand, are warmer and less likely to experience freezing temperatures.
Tip #3 – Plan for Border Crossing
New restrictions on border entry mean that travel to Canada has become more complicated. There are constantly changing requirements regarding documentation for Canada travel. It’s important that you check these requirements before departing.
Go to the US Department of State website for the most recent information on Canada travel from the US.
Tip #4 Understanding the Currency
The most important tip for Canadian travelers is to be familiar with the currency. Canada uses the Canadian currency, although most border areas will accept American dollar. Because they are accepted everywhere, it’s a smart idea to have traveler checks in Canadian dollars.
Canadian chartered banking institutions offer the best exchange rates for currency and traveler’s cheques. Canada has many ATMs.
Similar to the US, Canada also has a sales-tax on goods and services. Do not forget to include this tax in your travel expenses to Canada.
Sales tax rates vary by province. Here are the current sales taxes rates for provinces:
* There is no sales taxes in Alberta, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.
Saskatchewan Sales Tax: * 5%
* Sales tax at 7% in British Columbia & Manitoba
* 7.5% Sales Tax in Quebec
* Ontario Sales Tax: 8%
* Prince Edward Island’s sales tax is 10%
* 13% Harmonized sales taxes in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland