Smart Traveller: Things You Must Know Before Visiting Canada

Visiting Canada always leaves back memories you want to cherish for life!! Yay!! Let us find out what is what in Canada It is better to learn information about the country you are going to visit, including the most impressive cities-places. Let’s do a top down scan of Canada..

Cities to Visit

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Most of us are aware about the capital city of Ottawa. The city was proclaimed a capital in 1857. This is a calm, clean and quiet city. The central city site is Tower of Piece with 53 huge bells on it. House of Parliament, ByWard Market, Rideau Waterway – the longest winter skating rink, Canadian Natural Museum, Laurier Museum, and Photography Museum are waiting for your visit. There are many beautiful parks in suburbs; the best-admiring is Gatineau Park. You can visit picturesque Kingston to participate in the popular Irish Festival.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 11.55.52 am

This is the biggest Canadian city. This is a cultural, business and trade center of English-speaking Canada. Toronto is a living example of beauty and discipline. The city image is formed of huge sky-lights, surrounded by green parks. The modern high-ways are framed with accurate lawns and squares. The most interested place for visiting is Queen Elizabeth Park, Ontario entertaining center, Concert Hall, Gallery of Arts, Eaton center. Toronto is a city of Art Center, National Opera. The set of prestigious museums is waiting for your visit: Ontario Royal Museum, Footwear Museum, Toronto Zoo, and Ontario Scientific Center.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 12.17.10 pm

The biggest and beautiful city, according to many opinions, is Quebec, enclosing the territory of the most picturesque country districts. This is a territory of mountains and lakes, green forests at the St. Laurent River. Tourists come here to visit famous Montmorency waterfalls, Appalachian Mountains, touristic centers,ski resorts, sandy beaches and reservations. Quebec City, attracts you with historical citadel wall, the last that has left in the North America.image (5)

Provincial city of Montreal is the oldest Canadian city. This is a city of highways and skylights. It is full of interesting places: famous Jacques-Cartier Bridge, ancient Statehouse with the lefts of a stony wall, Notre Dame, Ramsey Castle and a big amount of parks, restaurants, gardens.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 12.07.49 pm


Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of  Alberta. Alberta is known for its stunning national parks and rocky mountains. Don’t miss walk on a glacier, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper park, The Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, Kananaskis country camping, Calgary firework festival and Calgary zoo. Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 12.06.11 pm

Kelowna is a city by Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Okanagan valley offers a world of things to do. Your options are endless and there’s something for everyone. Kelowna has fertile agriculture land which gives you the opportunity to visit the organic vegetable farm. Also, plan cherry and peach picking tour. Explore the Okanogan wineries.Relax on the beach or do water sports.

Canadian Cuisine
The cuisine of Canada is varies a lot from province to province. Quebec cuisine is the tastiest, due to higher French influence.. The restaurant service meets norms and world standards. The big cities are full of night clubs and ritzy hotels, cafes, and restaurants.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 12.03.59 pm

Canadian Money

Canada is a country of cashless transfer. It is preferable for tourists to use traveller’s cheques. There are many banks, making a practice of dollar’s exchange to their permanent clients. The big banks can solve all your financial problems. Foreign citizens have a right to tax refund in the shop. You may have a full consultation about this question in a customs service of the province that you are in.

Canadian Life.

Canada is a well-developed civilized country. You can get everything that you could dream about: transport, hotels, banks, restaurants, museums. Everything is clear and understandable. Of course, Canadian travelling can be very cheap or too expensive. It all depends on how much you are prepared. The first rule says: you should book tickets beforehand, the sooner the better. It is not only about tickets for plane, but buses and trains travelling. You may use online booking services.Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 12.08.46 pm

The tips in the most of the Canadian establishments consist about 10-15% from the full-service price.

Safety Level
The safety situation in Canada is questionable. On the other hand, the crime rate in the country is low. From the other hand, the level of pocket-picking was increased a lot. Tourists must be very careful in suburbs of Ottawa and Montreal, on the central railway stations, in the underground. Money, valuables, important documents, personal documents must be kept in a safety place of your hotel or bank.

Canada is a country of interesting souvenirs. It is famous of excellent samples of handicrafts: ceramics, wood-carving, textile souvenirs, cotton clothes.

Travelling Aspects

It does not matter what mode of transport you prefer. It would be great and useful to find out whether the place of your location is absolutely safe for travelling. You may learn additional information from the touristic company, or city administration. It is not only about people-to-people crimes, but danger from wild animals. You may make tents and fire just in special places. Otherwise, you might be penalized.

Most of the travelers visiting Canada prefer, travelling by car. Rental car services in Canada offer a full set of cars, big and small, for any taste and budget. It costs you about $ 200-400 per week. The prices differ, depending on car type, terms, and rental car agency level. To hire a car you need an international driving license and credit card. The Canadian roads provide you with the comfortable driving. There is nothing better than having the best trip in the world, including all interesting places, cities, provinces, big and little shops. Hope, this article helps you to choose and set your sights on Canadian trip. See you in Canada!!!

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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