Canada: Things to know before you travel

Canada: Things to know before you travel [Updated: 28 February 2022]

  • Passengers must be fully vaccinated and had your second vaccine at least 14 days before entry.
  • Proof of a negative test before arrival; antigen test 24 hours before, PCR test no more than 72 hours before.
  • Use the ArriveCAN app to enter proof of vaccination, quarantine arrangements in case of positive results, and travel information within 72 hours of arrival.
  • Random testing for fully vaccinated travellers on arrival, no need to isolate whilst waiting for results.

    Please note, unvaccinated 12-17 year olds are subject to 14-day quarantine on arrival.
    Children under 12 travelling with fully vaccinated adults are exempt from any quarantine.
    For the most up to date advice, visit the government travel advice page.

Why Canada?

During your holiday to Canada, you can explore the breath-taking scenery of the world-famous Rockies; the rolling hills of Ontario and the dramatic coastlines of Atlantic Canada, not forgetting the wildlife that call British Columbia home. With its fair share of bucket list experiences, there is no reason why Canada shouldn’t be your next holiday destination. If you’re planning to travel to Canada, there is no need to worry when it comes to safety and crime, crime rates are very low, even in major Canadian cities.

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Where to go in Canada?

For wildlife, visit British Columbia

Knight inlet bears

British Columbia is one of the best viewing areas in Canada, home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, six National Parks and over 400 provincial parks there is no wonder that the wildlife is in abundance. Imagine being so close to a bear that you can almost reach out and touch it, or a whale breaching the waters. These are the kind of once in a lifetime wildlife experiences you can expect in British Columbia.

For incredible landscapes, visit Alberta

Travel Alberta - Maligne Lake (credit: Travel Alberta | Ryan Bray | Parks Canada)

Stunning glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls and a national park paradise with ranches offering amazing wildlife experiences, are just part of Alberta’s beauty. Home to Lake Louise, one of Canada’s most photographed sites, where in the winter the frozen lake turns into an ice rink and in the summer turns into the infamous hue of turquoise – a perfect spot to canoe.

For coastal beauty, visit Atlantic Canada

Peggys Cove

Atlantic Canada is home to dramatic coastlines, quaint seaside towns and picture-perfect lighthouses. The world-famous Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world, can also be found here. The four provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and New Brunswick combine together to create a unique region. Embrace the beauty of the Canadian Maritimes on a self-drive tour or a wildlife holiday.

For natural wonders, visit the Yukon 

Yukon Northern Lights

Set in a bygone era of the Gold Rush, Yukon’s Dawson City offers an insight into the early days of Canada. Whitehorse is a must-stop for those driving the Alaska Highway and for those looking for the best opportunities to view the spectacular Northern Lights. Home to nature’s most desirable show, watch the sky explode with ribbons of colour on average of 200 nights per year. With a plethora of different ways of viewing the aurora borealis in the Yukon, there is something to suit everybody.

For the famous Falls, visit Ontario 

Algonquin Provincial Park

Ontario is home to a blend of beautiful hills, wonderful lake settings and impressive natural wonders. Enjoy Toronto’s multi-cultural and cosmopolitan vibe, contrasting with Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, on the Rideau River and boasting a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For nature lovers, the thundering Niagara Falls are only a short distance from Toronto, and the Muskoka Lakes region and Algonquin Provincial Park are perfect for those who enjoy the great outdoors.

For culture and charm, visit Québec 

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Québec is a melting pot of French, British and First Nation heritage forming the unique Québecoise culture. Contrasting the old and the new - the cobbled streets and Notre-Dame Basilica of Old Montréal with Québec City’s walled Citadel, sitting alongside modern Canadian cities. Explore the beautiful Charlevoix and the Laurentians (and its renowned Mont Tremblant) regions for stunning scenery.

For polar bear sightings, visit Manitoba

Polar Bear Manitoba

Home to beautiful polar bears, this magnificent province will leave you with unforgettable wildlife sightings. Manitoba is a wonderful destination for thrill-seekers looking for a different adventure than most. Churchill welcomes those seeking once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences watching polar bears, beluga whales and the northern lights, which are visible here up to 300 nights of the year. 

 

Inspired to make Canada your next destination, take a look at the Canada holidays we have to offer.

Posted on 28th February 2022

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