Canada Flights and Travel Information
The sheer size and sweep of Canada's vast, unspoil landscape is hard to
It is a huge country and offers a great range of holiday
options from escorted touring to motorhomes, self-drives to wildlife
viewing, lodges to city breaks, rail holidays to cruises; you name it
and you can probably do it in Canada.
Known worldwide for its mounted police, the ‘Mounties’, Canada offers
something for travellers looking for the ultimate wilderness experience,
superb skiing or laidback urban living.
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On this page you will also find some helpful travel information on all
the major places in Canada.
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Destinations in Canada
Please find below information on some of the Canada's most popular
Western Canada is where
holiday visitors come to sample the famously laidback outdoor lifestyle of
Vancouver, before moving inland to experience the Canadian Rockies by
the famous double-decker train, or ski in Whistler. Further on the Banff
and Jasper National Parks beckon visitors with their sweeping glaciers.
The French province of Quebec in the west has some of the best
skiing in the world and charming city Quebec. Toronto is regularly
touted as among the best cities in the world to live. Historians should
pay a visit to St. John's, Newfoundland off the east coast, North
America's oldest city. It's best to visit in summer, when temperatures
are warm and pleasant enough to enjoy Canada's amazing outdoors. Winters
are amongst the coldest in the world in many areas, apart from the
Pacific coast around Vancouver.
Capital City: Ottawa
Cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton.
Population: 34.72 million
Area: 6,198,886 miles | 9,976,140
Languages: English, French
Electricity: 110V AC
Enjoying a visit to Canada certainly guarantees two things: great value for
money and a warm welcome. It offers a delightful and varied
combination of things to do, from a visit to one of its famous
National Parks or to view its magnificent Mountain Ranges, or a browse
through a huge exciting Shopping Centre or an amazing Museum.
Visit an Old Fishing Village or hear the many Echoes from the Wild
with Humpback Whales, Polar Bears and Moose, plus the tremendous
variety of other bird and wild life.
Canada is an immense land of diverse landscapes, it has something for
everyone. Away from bustling cities and picturesque towns, you'll find
panoramic lakes, majestic mountains, wide open prairies and, of course
the Niagara Falls.
Currency: (CAD) Canadian Dollar (CAD 1 = 100 Cents)
Tipping: Around 15% in restaurants and for taxis.
Hints: Business in the English speaking provinces is conducted in
English, in the French speaking ones in French. Smoking in public places
is now illegal in some parts, including bars. On social occasions, e.g.
invitation to restaurants or clubs, punctuality is appreciated. Dress as
for business meetings unless otherwise indicated.
drinking age is as follows: Alberta, Manitoba & Quebec (18 years),
British Colombia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Nunavut,
Yukon Territory, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia (19 years).
Clothing: Canadian Prairies; light clothes with layers in summer.
Eastern Canada; layered clothing in the summer
months, thermals for winter, rainwear at any time
Canada; layered clothing for summer including fleeces and waterproofs.
Thermals for winter.
Southern Canada; lights clothes with layered
wear for summer, thermals for winter, rainwear at any time.
Western Canada; lighter clothes with warmer wear for summer. Reasonably
warm clothes for winters in costal area, thermals for visiting inland or
mountain areas. Rainwear especially during winter.
Canada's climate can generally be divided into five
Canadian Prairies; run from the Rocky Mountains to western
shores of Lake Superior & southern parts of Alberta, Manitoba &
Saskatchewan. Summers here are short, warm & showery. Winters are cold
with freezing winds but not much snow. Calgary & Edmonton are slightly
warmer during winter than Winnipeg.
Eastern Canada; including
Newfoundland, Labrador Coast, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Nova
Scotia, has changeable summers & cold winters, conditions can change
suddenly from day to day, rain & cloud never far away throughout the
year. Summers are generally bright, although sea fogs are common. Winter
months have snow & only a few hours of sunshine a day.
including northern British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest
territories, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan & Yukon. This area
is essentially uninhabitable due to its extreme winter weather. The land
is snow covered for most of the year, with a very short summer period
which is changeable & accompanied by cold winds which can bring sudden
frost & snow.
Southern Canada; including Ontario & Quebec which border
the Great Lakes. Summers here are the sunniest & warmest in Canada,
however summer storms can bring unsettled, wet & cold conditions.
Winters are harsh, the lakes freeze from Dec-Mar but surprisingly there
may also be mild spells even in the middle of winter.
including southern British Columbia, western Alberta & Canadian Rockies,
is a mountainous region with a Pacific Ocean coastline. Coastal areas
have warm, sunny summers & mild winters, albeit considerably wet, foggy
& changeable. Coastal mountains are particularly wet, much rain falls as
snow. Inland areas tend to be protected from the worst weather & are
generally drier, although this is offset by freezing temperatures during
What to Wear
For Spring, Summer and Autumn touring, casual and lightweight clothing
that can be worn in layers. Comfortable walking shoes are a must and a
collapsible umbrella, sunglasses and a hat are useful.
Evening can be chilly in the mountains and a good sweater and gloves
are often worthwhile.
Canadian Prairies; light
clothes with layers in summer. Winter thermals.
layered clothing in the summer months, thermals for winter, rainwear at
Northern Canada; layered clothing for summer including
fleeces and waterproofs. Thermals for winter.
lights clothes with layered wear for summer, thermals for winter,
rainwear at any time.
Western Canada; lighter clothes with warmer
wear for summer. Reasonably warm clothes for winters in costal area,
thermals for visiting inland or mountain areas. Rainwear especially
Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) - Canadian Visa
an ETA at the official site -
Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an
electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada.
visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re
otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a
permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality
you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid
Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.
travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada.
However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and
There are six time zones across Canada.
From west to east they are:
Pacific (Vancouver), Mountain (Calgary), Central
(Winnipeg), Eastern (Toronto), Atlantic (Halifax), Newfoundland
Electricity is supplied at an alternating current of 110 volts. Plugs
in Canada are either two flat, parallel prongs, or one cylindrical and
two flat parallel prongs.
International mail can take up to two weeks for delivery from Canada.
Most major credit cards are accepted across the country - Visa,
MasterCard, American Express principally.
The best exchange rate is to be found at any of the Canadian chartered
banks. We recommend carrying Canadian dollar travellers cheques; they
are accepted as currency at most hotels, stores and restaurants.
- Travel Options
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Canada, we also offer car hire, hotels and holidays. Airport parking and Airport hotels can be booked online also for peace of mind before you travel.
If you require any more information regarding flights and holidays to
Canada please contact us.