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Overview
Canada

For many of us, Canada is both familiar and exotic. Learning as much as you can about the country and its people before you go on your Canada holiday will ensure you're prepared for anything.

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Visas
Canada

British citizens can stay in Canada for up to 6 months without a visa, as long as other immigration requirements are met. Speak to your Travel Butler or the Canadian embassy to find out more.

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Inoculations
Canada

Canada does not require any extra vaccinations when travelling from the UK.

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When to go
Canada

Canada's four seasons all have advantages, depending on how you're planning to spend your holiday. Summer lasts from late June to August and is the peak season for tourism, with southern regions enjoying warm temperatures. Spring and autumn (March to June and September to November respectively) still offer comfortable temperatures, with good weather and lower prices. You will also see the country's foliage either in bloom or turning to red and gold at the many national parks. For skiing and snowboarding trips, the winter lasts for longer above the 49th parallel, but you’ll need to be prepared for the harsh conditions the season can bring.

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Currency
Canada

The Canadian dollar is the official currency.

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Electrical
Canada

Residential voltage in Canada is 120 volts and power outlets only accept A and B type plugs. You will need a power adaptor and converter to use your British electronics in Canada.

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Travel insurance
Canada

Enjoy peace of mind on your trip of Canada by taking out comprehensive travel insurance before you set off. Your Travel Butler can recommend the best type of insurance for your travel plans.

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What to pack
Canada

Parts of Canada are cold year round, making warm outdoor and winter clothing a must, but when visiting temperate climates you should pack for the season. Most specialist equipment can be hired or will be included in activities if you want to keep your bags light, but here are a few essentials you should pack:

  • Passport
  • Power adaptor
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood
  • Hiking boots
  • Light layers
  • Insect repellent in summer

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