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Travel Canada

City guide and travel tips

Travel to Canada and explore the unspoilt wilderness of it's forests, lakes and mountains. With big cities and a unique North American culture to boot. Imagine the ultimate adventure in the second largest country on Earth, from spending the summer by Canada's iconic lakes, to soaking up the culture in Québec or checking out the urban cafe scene in Vancouver.

Canada Fast Facts


Languages Spoken

The official languages spoken in Canada are French and Canadian.



Name: Canadian Dollar
Code: CAD
Symbol: $


Time Zones

Newfoundland Time (GMT - 2:30)
Atlantic Time (GMT - 3)
Eastern Standard time (GMT - 5)
Central time (GMT - 6)
Mountain Time (GMT - 7)
Pacific Time (GMT - 8)

Top Cities in Canada

It may be famous for being outdoorsy, but Canada's big cities offer world-class cultural experiences as well. Head to one of Toronto's music festivals, soak up the atmosphere at Calgary stampede, or sample the craft beer culture in Vancouver.








Canada Travel Costs


Expect to pay between $4 and $7 for a beer in a bar. It is customary to tip bar staff, with around $1 per drink. Beers will be more expensive in cities like Toronto and Vancouver.


Snacks and meals from markets and supermarkets are between $8-$12, whilst dinner in a good restaurant will usually start from around $20 plus drinks.

Taxi Ride

The cost of a taxi in Canada depends on the city. Toronto and Vancouver are generally more expensive, but more cabs will be on the meter.



Travel on buses and subways will cost around $3. To travel independently, you can book a campervan with us from just $64pp per day!



Dorm beds in hostels will cost between $25 and $40. Campsites are likely to be $25 to $35.



A room in a midrange hotel would be somewhere between $80 and $100 - but expect to pay more in the major cities and during peak season.

People crossing the Capilano Suspension Bridge surrounded by green forest in Vancouver

Canada Highlights






Niagara Falls






Calgary and the Rockies






Food & Drink in Vancouver

Vancouver Guide





Travel Visas

Travel Visa

What to do with two weeks in Canada

A van driving along road lined by trees beside Waterfowl Lakes and Mount Chephren in Alberta
Campervan Hire
Canada boasts picture-perfect scenery that will blow your socks off. With a month to play with you can hire a campervan and hit the open road, stopping off in remote campsites and really get into the wild!
Path of a highway towards snow covered hills
Canada Bus Adventures
Discover a range of fixed itinerary trips on set departure dates or if you fancy exploring the West Coast then you can either choose to do your selected route with or without included accommodation.
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Canada Adventure Tours
Two weeks is ample opportunity to explore Canada with a small group tour. Make new friends while you journey to Canada's best sights and popular cities! All tours include transport and accommodation.

Canada Adventure Tours

Two people on horses with a hill in the background
Canada & the Rockies
Chill out & challenge yourself in Canada's dynamic duo of provinces: Alberta & British Columbia. We'll put you on a gondola, horseback, helicopter, or whatever improves your views point for the endless, to-die-for photo opportunities.
11 days
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Person in ski goggles in the air strapped to ski-boards and holding ski sticks with background of snow covered trees
The Powder Rush
Love the mountain life, but love exploring too? This small group adventure is a holiday plus the chance to ski or board and show off your skills. It's the perfect winter experience at some of the Canada’s best winter destinations.
9 days 
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Woman and man standing on a bridge smiling with city landscape background
Canadian Encounter
This is a great way to explore Canada on a 7 day action packed adventure. Head north to check out Niagara Falls from a boat, discover all the sites of Toronto before taking in the French influences of Montreal and finishing stateside in Boston.
7 days 
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Do I need a visa for Canada?

For tourist visits, US citizens are eligible to enter Canada with a valid passport for less than 180 days.

How can I work in Canada?

You'll need a work permit to work in Canada, which means students and youths can certainly apply for a working holiday visa. Speak to one of out friendly travel experts in store or on the phone who will help get your Canadia working holiday off to the best start.

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