It has been unanimously acknowledged by numerous travelers that backpacking Canada has been of the most memorable experiences of their lives. Canada is a country of diverse landscapes that comprise of rainforests, tundra, huge mountains, and deserts and at the same time, it is filled with amiable people.
From the rocky beaches of the east coast to the icy tundra of the Yukon, the Vancouver rainforests to the mountains of Calgary, Canada is a country that can’t be skipped. For a road-tripper, Canada is certainly one of the best destinations as it is a big country.
So, if you’re traveling from the US, you’ll need ETA for green card holders while you’re planning to either transit or fly to Canada. You also have to show your US Green Card and a valid passport right at the border control of Canada to gain permission to enter the country.
The Weather of Canada
As already mentioned earlier, Canada is a vast nation with drastically varied landscape from one coast to another. Hence, before packing your clothes, consider the part of the country that you’re going to visit. If you plan to hop around the country even during summers, don’t forget to carry plenty of layers.
For a road trip across Canada, ensure you check the weather conditions way ahead of time so that you’re notified about road closures. You can save yourself from a lot of frustration by doing your research before the actual time.
Things to Do and See in Canada
Be a part of the Calgary Stampede
It is during the month of July that numerous people come down to Calgary to be a part of the carnival and the drinking event. This is where tourists, locals and travelers love to think themselves as cowboys for few days. Attending this event is fun as you get to meet people who travel from all parts of the world. Wear your best cowboy boots and a hat and you’re good to be a part of the carnival!
Take a trip to the Vancouver Island
How about taking a break from city life? If you’re bored of the hustling city life, plan a trip to Vancouver Island. Don’t miss the delicious seafood that you get there, plan a hike, shop around, spot whales and dolphins, and lounge on the beach. This will be the best getaway for relaxing by the beach. Victoria is a gorgeous yet quiet city and the capital of British Columbia. From this place, you can plan trips to Tofino.
Witness the Galleries of Toronto
Toronto was certainly one of the best exhibits of the country and so you need to chalk out one day or even two to witness the breathtaking art of the city. The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) are two of the most popular art museums. However, besides these two, there are other galleries like Museum of Contemporary Art and Textiles Museum of Canada.
Travel Costs of Canada
Rates in Canada usually depends based on the city you choose to stay in. Nevertheless, on an average, you will pay around $30 CAD for a dorm room and $65 CAD for a budget room at the hotel. However, you should be ready to be subject to hiked prices in popular cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa.
Airbnb is available all over the country and when you resort to them, you can pay an average of $30CAD/night for a shared room. Bear in mind that the smaller towns will not have too many options, but you’ll certainly get locally owned hotels which are rather too cheap.
Food can be rather inexpensive if you just choose to cook food for yourself. On the contrary, a meal at a popular restaurant will cost you nearly $20-35 CAD. Fast food and cheap sandwich shops are your best bet, especially when you’re on a tight budget. However, if you plan to cook your own food, that will cost you around $50-75 CAD/week.
So, there you are! Our guide on traveling to Canada will certainly not cover all the aspects of your Canada trip but we tried our best to help you get ready for all the useful things to know about traveling to Canada.
Daniel Moore is an experienced content writer. He is associated with many renowned travel blogs as a guest author where he shares his valuable travel tips with the audience.