Travel Guide: Top Attractions, Language, Currency, Weather, Safety, Best Time to Visit, Transfer from Airport to City

Are you one of the travelers who are intending to travel to Canada? Here’s a complete Canada Travel Guide for you! You can go through this guide and plan your trip to Canada.

Canada, the world’s second-largest country is situated in the northern part of America. Towards the north of the country lies the Arctic Ocean and in the south lies the United States. The west of Canada has the Pacific Ocean while it is surrounded in the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Canada is one of the biggest tourist destinations around the globe. Canada is home to a large number of lakes, green and luscious forests, aesthetic mountains, and icy cold glaciers. Not only does Canada has incorrigible beauty but it has immaculate cities which are safe to travel to and multicultural.

I am going to unveil significant information about Canada tourism. This Canada travel guide would help you to plan your trip efficiently and enjoy it to the fullest. Are you ready to pack your essentials and prepare your gadgets for your Canada trip? Let’s dig into the details.

A Complete Travel Guide to Canada 

Things to See and Do in Canada

Niagara Falls
Toronto's CN Tower
Ottawa's Parliament Hill
Polar Bears of Churchill, Manitoba
Northern Lights in Whitehorse
Banff National Park
Old Quebec (Vieux-Quebec)
Signal Hill National Historic Site
Vancouver Island
Skiing in Whistler
The Rocky Mountains
Old Montreal
White Water Raft in Banff
A Polar Bear Safari Near Churchill
top attractions in Canada

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The Best Time to Visit Canada

Well, people who are interested in traveling to Canada should visit the country from the months of September to November. During this period, the weather is not completely cooled down and the scenic view is marvelous due to the autumn season. Nature is decorated with red, yellow, brown, and green colors. The aesthetic beauty of Canada is outstanding. And you must remember it is the peak season for Canada to attend tourists. Hence, remember to book in advance if you are interested in visiting during rush hours.

In case you are tight on budget but still want to have a roundabout trip to Canada then you can visit the country from early May to the end of June. It is not peak season and the prices are quite rational, but you may experience limited sites as not all attractions are open.

You are suggested to plan the Canada travel before departing from the source country so that you can get around the most exciting attractions of Canada and enjoy each moment of your Canadian tourism.

Main Languages Spoken in Canada

There are two solemn languages spoken in Canada: English and French. If you are fluent in either there won’t be any problem. General English is applicable throughout Canada, so there won’t be any problem in communication if you are aware of English. 98% of the Canadian population is fluent in these two languages.

There are many other languages spoken in Canada such as mandarin, Cantonese, and Punjabi. Mandarin commonly prevails in metropolitan areas. After Mandarin, Cantonese is the second Chinese language spoken in Canada. Punjabi is the 5th most familiar language to the population of Canada. Most of the immigrants are reported to have been speaking this language in Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton.

There has been an increase in languages spoken at home in Canada. These languages are other than English or French. Overall, it has been reported that 20% of people at home in Canada speak a different language which is neither English nor French.

If you are thinking about the difficulties of communication while being in Canada, install Google Translate App (a free application for Android and iPhone users) and download the required language packs for offline usage. This will help you to communicate with a variety of people.

Weather status of the country

The hottest month in Canada is July with an average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius and the coldest month is January with an average temperature of -5 degrees Celsius. The wettest and windiest months are April and January respectively.

Likely the winters are very cold approximately below 4 degrees Celsius, especially in Vancouver. Other northern territories experience a chilling temperature of below -20 degrees Celsius. If you have a keen interest in winter sports or winter activities you should visit during winters as the number of sports activities like skating and skiing are in heat. You should not miss the charm of the northern lights if you plan a trip in winter. Even though the winters are harsh but a good plan can take you to wonders.

Apart from enjoying the sports, you can witness a lot of winter festivals around the country. Canada issues holidays during winters, so you can enjoy the festive season with friends and family members. The scenic beauty of Canada during winters is breathtaking. So, book your accommodations in advance to avoid the hassle later on.

If you are planning to visit during spring, the temperature is still quite cold. The northern territories have temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius while Vancouver has a temperature around 12 degrees Celsius which is still quite cold. The weather gradually becomes warmer during spring. It is off-season for Canada during springs so you can experience a reduction in price rates for lodgings and travels.

Summers in Canada also experience peak season when travelers like to visit the country. For those who enjoy nature, it is the best time to visit as the weather has become warmer. The temperature in Vancouver varies from 18 to 27 degrees Celsius while Toronto experiences a much warmer climate of up to 35 degrees Celsius. You can witness a number of summer festivals and carnivals such as the celebration of light and the Pacific national exhibition in Vancouver, Calgary stampede, just for laughs in Montreal. Apart from this, the main events are the Canadian National Exhibition and Pride parade. Considering the best attraction summer is the best time to visit Canada. So, book your destinations in advance to avoid crowded places.

The autumn is neither cold nor hot and you can enjoy the aesthetic beauty of nature. The fall seasons are generally the best to visit the country because nature wows you in many ways.

How is safety in Canada?

Travelers should not worry about safety as Canada is one of the safest countries to travel to. The police are available 24/7 to take on calls and have a quick response. The margin of crime rates is very low. For safety measures you should know about general precautions, otherwise, the country is very safe to travel to. The safety index of the country is 88. The risk of pickpocketing and mugging is very low. The country is safe to travel for women who are traveling with a group or solo. But nonetheless, you should be observant and ensure your own personal safety. Since the country is quite safe to travel to, it attracts a huge number of tourists annually.

Where should we exchange Currency in Canada?

If you are issued with an international credit or debit card, you can directly take out the money from the ATM. But I suggest you have cash in hand already exchanged before you leave as it will be useful for further traveling. When you reach the destination, you can exchange cash at a foreign exchange office and I would suggest you not exchange cash at the airport because you can get a better price margin somewhere else. So, keep some cash before traveling. Otherwise, credit or debit cards are most suitable for payments when traveling as you can be accustomed to lower fees and best exchange rates than those associated with exchanging cash.

How Many Days are Required to Explore Canada?

It is out of the question that Canada is a very huge country. So, to explore all the places you require time. I would suggest that you should spend at least 3-4 days in each big city like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. If you have more holidays, I would suggest you plan a trip to Canada for at least 3 weeks.

Best Way to get to city from Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal Airport

One of the best ways to get to the city from Toronto airport is by train. The UP express departures from Pearson airport. You can follow the train to city signs in terminal 1 and from terminal 3 you can take the free terminal link train to terminal 1 and then follow the train to city signs.

If you are at Montreal airport you can travel downtown in Montreal by 747 bus line which is available 24/7. The bus can take about 45-70 minutes to reach the destination depending on rush hour. You can save costs by traveling by bus if you are tight on budget. You can hire a car to travel if you are easy on traveling and can spend money as it is a bit costlier than the bus.

If you want to travel downtown in Vancouver from Vancouver airport then you can take the Canada line, it is a fast-moving rail that travels from YVR to downtown Vancouver in 30 minutes. It takes about 18 minutes to travel to Richmond. The train can be accessed from both international and domestic terminals.

Usually, people in Canada travel between big cities via air as airports are present in all the major cities of Canada.

Don’t forget to share your experience of Canada tourism by commenting below. I would love to hear about your special trip to Canada. Get ready, apply for the Canadian visa, pack your bags and start your journey without any delay. Journeys give amazing memories for the entire life so don’t let this time go without giving you lovely tracks of memories.


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