💧 Tap Water
With 9% of the global freshwater resources, you can access free and safe tap water in Canada. Tap water is so fresh, safe, and clean in Canada that using bottled water is not recommended over tap water. If you’re wondering whether it is safe to drink water from the bathroom tap, yes! It’s the water from kitchen tap water.
Leaving a tip is optional, but it’s expected. Differently, In Canada and the USA, not tipping is considered rude. 15-2-% gratuities on the total bill (before tax) are customary in Canada depending on the received service: poor service gets less and more for excellent service. Waiters have to share tips.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the native language of most Canadians; approximately 85% of Canadians speak English. French is the preferred language in Quebec and Nunavut. However, services are delivered in both languages.
You can easily change currencies into Canadian dollars at banks, shopping malls, supermarkets, gas stations, and restaurants. Looking for some currency in hand, there’re more than 65,000 ATMs in Canada known as automatic banking machines (ABM).
Canadians almost prefer casual dress. Jeans and t-shirts for summer and wool jackets in the winter! Things in Canada tend to be very informal.
You can access public free Wi-Fi everywhere in Canada, but don’t count on it in every respect. In large cities, you can find many hotspots, but everything differs in the countryside.
🔒 Banned Websites
Canada’s government follows slight censorship. Websites hosted in Canada and in other jurisdictions should pursue local laws.
Unlike the 220 volts used in Europe, all electrical appliances in Canada, Quebec, and almost everywhere in North America run on 120 V.
So, Canada and the US plugs are the same of types A and B. Plug type A and B both have two flat parallel pins, with a grounding pin in plug type B. European plugs may not be used in Canada.
According to the low crime rates, Canada is of the safest countries to visit. Everyone, including travelers, is respected in Canada, which is famous for its peacemaking diplomacy. Canada is generally a safe destination. Rest assured, you’ll probably face no big deals!
ℹ️ Cultural tips
⚠️ Culture in Canada is a blend of British, French, and American. Take rules of conduct more serious when you travel to Canada.
⚠️ Remember that shaking hands is the standard form of greeting in Canada, where the people are more reserved and polite than Americans. Of course, firm handshakes! Eye contact also works here.
⚠️ One more thing, Canadians much care for punctuality. Being late for more than 15 min is considered impolite. However, try not to arrive early.
⚠️ Eating in the public area while you’re walking is almost far from etiquette!
🚭 Smoking is prohibited in most public places!
Butchart Gardens: Explore the Butchart Gardens, an all-year green paradise in British Columbia, Canada, with several gardens in different styles in a very vast area.
Churchill: See the Polar Bears and More of Wildlife in Churchill, Plan your visit to Hudson Bay during October and November.
Sable Island: See the Pretty Wild Horses at Sable Island, a remote and isolated place with hundreds of wild horses.
Parliament Hill: Get a Tour of Parliament Hill, where you will see the historic structure of Canada’s Parliament sitting above Ottawa.
Vancouver: Spend a Few Days in Vancouver, a city with various things to do and places to go such as Whistler Blackcomb
Quebec: Travel Through Time at Old Quebec, one of the oldest parts of the country, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of historical sites to visit.
CN Tower: See Toronto From Above at the CN Tower, One of the most iconic places in the great city of Toronto.
Banff National Park: Discover the Rich Landscape of Canada in Banff National Park, a World Heritage Site of the country in Alberta province’s Rocky Mountains.
Whistler: Have Fun at Whistler, famous for skiing and snowboarding during winter and playing golf and mountain biking in summer.
Drumheller: See the Dinosaurs at Drumheller, one of the major sites of discovery where numerous dinosaur fossils were discovered, giving it the name of dinosaur capital of the world.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.