Are you thinking about traveling to Canada in the near future? With its wonderful national parks and its bustling cities, why would not anyone want to experience everything that this large country has to offer? Canada might share a border with the United States of America, however, Canada is, in many ways, different than its bordering neighbor. Hence, if you are thinking about visiting this vast country, here are a few things you should know:
The distances are vast
Do not think that you will be able to visit most of Canada during a 5-day visit. It is a vast country and getting from one town to another takes a long time. Most people do not schedule enough time for their trip across this country, so they often find themselves rushing from one location to the next. If you are limited by time consider choosing one part of Canada that you will cover. By choosing one are, you will be able to spend more time there and enjoy yourself more
Be Prepared for the Weather
There is one thing that you should keep in mind when packing your suitcase, layers! Even if you are visiting during summer, there can be thunderstorms and the temperatures get low during the night.
Get you ETA Visa in Advance
Electronic Travel Authorization or ETA for short is a new entry requirement for visitors. It is now necessary for all visa-free countries to have one. Depending on where you are from, you may need an ETA before you board your plane. It is a simple process which will only take 5 minutes of your time. You will need a passport, credit card, and an email address. You will also need to answer a few questions and enter your personal information. The fee for getting an ETA is $7. If you want to see more information about getting a visa, visit visa-canada.info.
Do not forget to Purchase Travel Insurance
It is always a good idea to have travel insurance when traveling, especially when you are visiting Canada. If you are not a citizen of Canada, but you injure yourself or become sick, it will cost you a lot of money to visit a hospital. Before you purchase the insurance, make sure that you read it to see what does the insurance cover and what does it not cover.
Experience the Great Outdoors
Of course, Canadian cities are amazing. Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and other cities have a lot to offer when it comes to culture, food, and great sightseeing spots. However, if you want a true experience while there, you should go into the great Canadian wilderness. Whether you choose to hike through coastal rainforests, tramp across a glacier in the Rocky Mountains, or canoeing through Ontario’s breathtaking lakes, the outdoors in Canada will offer you a lot of activities. If you enjoy bird watching, fishing, camping, canoeing, and hiking, you will be able to enjoy your stay in Canada.
As you can see, you will need to prepare yourself for your trip to Canada. Make sure that you get your ETA on time, that you purchase travel insurance, and do not forget to plan where you will be staying.