Canada’s wilderness is a force to be reckoned with, its cities home to one of the finest cultures.

Canada is a land of Rocky Mountains cloaked in deep green forest. It’s a land of endless lakes, like the turquoise-coloured Lake Louise, glistening like a gem in the shadows of cliffs. It’s a natural wonderland, with camping, kayaking and hiking trails that never fail to inspire. But Canada’s attractions don’t end there. Glorious cities like Toronto and Ottawa will indulge you in the arts, while towns like Lunenberg offer historical feasts. 

Canada travel highlights

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Canada holiday information

Canada facts

  Capital city Ottawa Populatio...

Local culture of Canada

Due to Canada’s open immigration policy in the early years of its growth, today it is o...

Geography & environment

Canada is country of great natural beauty. It is the second largest nation on earth aft...

Shopping guide to Canada

Canada is both a nature-lover’s paradise and one of the world’s most developed countrie...

Canada festival calendar

Montreal International Jazz Festival One of the biggest festivals in all of Canada, ...

Food & drink in Canada

Canadian food is a fascinating blend of French and American influences that spins off t...

Further reading

Sacre Bleus: An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec by Taras Grescoe Consolation ...

Canada travel FAQs

  • Australia: Not required 
  • Belgium: Not required
  • Germany: Not required
  • Ireland: Not required
  • Netherlands: Not required
  • New Zealand: Not required
  • South Africa: Yes - in advance
  • Switzerland: Not required
  • United Kingdom: Not required

Tipping is a big part of Canadian culture. Add 15% to your bill at cafes and restaurants or more if the service is exceptional. Tips are also expected for services provided by cabs and valets. 

Internet is readily accessible in Canada unless you’re in a particularly remote part of the country. 

Your mobile will work across most of Canada except for in remote areas where service may be unreliable. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

Canada has western-style toilets. 

  • Cup of coffee = 1.70 CAD
  • Local bus fare = 2.25 CAD
  • Budget takeaway meal = 5 CAD
  • Restaurant meal = 20 CAD

Drinking tap water is safe in Canada unless otherwise specified. For environmental reasons, avoid buying bottled water and bring a refillable bottle or canteen with you.

Credit cards are accepted at major stores, malls and restaurants in Canada. You’ll need cash to make smaller purchases or buy from small businesses. 

ATMs are easy to find in major cities and towns of Canada. 

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

For a current list of public holidays in Canada go to: