Canada Travel Guide
Canada is one of those countries that continuously finds itself on “top 10” destination lists. Whether it’s for the country’s incredible natural beauty, delicious food, unique culture, or unbeatable road trips—Canada has it all!
On my first trip to the Great White North, I snowboarded the snowy mountains of Whistler and have since ticked off bucket list-worthy destinations like Banff National Park, Montreal, Mont Tremblant, and Vancouver.
Canada is home to 16 UNESCO World Heritage Sites! It has the longest ski season in the world, polar bears, the Northern Lights, and poutine (fries covered in squeaky cheese and gravy! *drool*).
Canada is a huge country, and the weather is different depending on the region your visiting.
Generally, the best time to visit is during the fall months of August and September. The weather has cooled down a bit, but it’s still comfortable for outdoor activities. Plus, the summer crowds have left, prices have dropped, and the foliage is changing color.
Winter usually spans from October to March, though sometimes it can last up until April. The temperatures depend on what part of Canada you’re visiting, but Vancouver rarely gets snow while Montreal is freezing cold!
What To Expect
Language: The two official languages of Canada are English and French, with over 80% of Canadians speaking English.
Currency: The Canadian currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). $1 USD is equivalent to 1.34 CAD.
Credit Cards & ATMs: You can often get by using your card to pay for purchases in Canada. ATMs are also readily available everywhere you go if you do need to withdraw cash.
Plugs: The plugs in Canada are type B (the same as the US). The standard voltage is 110-120 V, and the standard frequency is 60Hz. For foreign travelers, I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: Canada is a very safe country to visit, and there’s hardly any violent crime committed. I consider it one of the top destinations for solo female travelers!