Canada Travel Guide: 12 Things You Must Know Before Your Next Trip

If you’re a regular traveler to Canada from Nigeria, you should know that the Canada travel guide changes often and people ask many questions when they travel to Canada.

Tourism in Canada is the most known holiday businesses in the country, and many foreigners book for Canada vacations every year.

However, Nigerians are not left out in the journey, and in this article I will reveal to you the Canada travel guides you must know before booking your next Canada vacation packages.

Canada travel tips are meant to inform travelers about various requirements, which they need to have before traveling to the country. Listed below are some Canada travel guides before going to Canada:

1. Registration

Travelers should register at the State Department so that they receive assistance in the situation of the requirement. Online with free registration facility has been provided by the government where travelers can register their travel plan. The registration helps in situations the traveler are at some emergency, government will have your contacts with your family members.

2. Possess Valid Visa and passport

A valid passport and Visa should be carried along to ensure in case there is any questions, and the same information can be furnished to the Canadian officials. Also, there should be proper information regarding who to contact if there is an emergency. A valid passport and Visa serve as a gateway to travel to Canada and you must have these before booking your airfare to Canada.

3. Family should know about your tour plan

Travelers should have briefed their loved ones, friends or family members in regards to the travel so that they can be contacted for any emergency.

4. Checking overseas medical care insurance coverage

If you have medical care insurance, travelers should check whether their medical care insurance has coverage to their overseas travels in case you fall sick while you’re on vacation in Canada or otherwise make plans for it. If you have no health care insurance for overseas country, please make sure that you have some kind of health care insurance to cover you during your outside trips.

5. Know the law of the country: Canada

Travelers are required to be law abiding citizen and conform to the local laws in Canada. In order to be an important traveler, you need to familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws of the country.

6. Avoid being a target of crime

It is far better to avoid target of crime. Though, Canada is an advanced country and it has a low crime rate, travelers are expected to carry-on minimum jewelries. Travelers should not leave their traveling luggage unattended in public places.

7. Language

English is an official language in Canada. However, French is spoken widely too. You should be safe if you speak English.

8. Smoking

Canada is careful of the dangerous effects of smoking. Some states in Canada such as British Columbia ban smoking in public places. Take note of this state and others, if you’re traveling to the state.

9. Measures

Officially, Canada uses the metric system wherein the distance is measured in kilometers, speed signs are in kilometers per hour. Petrol/gas can be purchased in litters and temperatures are measured in the Celsius scale.

10. Taxes in Canada

The Canada has a regime of taxes imposed on travelers. In Canada the Products and services Tax (GST) of 7% applies throughout the entire country and is also put in most purchases and services.

However, basic groceries are already exempted from this. In British Columbia , a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) has about 7% imposed  to retail merchandise and services with certain exceptions – such as food, books, children’s clothing, restaurant foods and services. Canada taxes hotel rooms too at the rate of 8-10%. So, keep this in mind when booking your hotel for your next trip to Canada

11. Tipping

Of course, tipping can be a personal subject theme and it is paid at restaurants, bars and pubs, taxis and hairdressers, etc. Travelers should keep in mind that it shouldn’t exceed to 15 Percent (15%) of the total costs.

12. Alcohol

Consuming alcohol in public places is prohibited by law in Canada. A person has to be 19 years to drink or purchase alcohol from the province of British Columbia. However, the minimum age differs from province to province, and always ask questions before buying.

In conclusion, keep in mind these Canada travel tips are just meant to inform travelers about various requirements which they need to have before entering the country: Canada.

You should be checking this page often, because we’ll keep updating this page once we hear anything new or if there is any change.

In case you still have questions about Tourist Visa: here is How to Get Canadian Tourist Visa in Nigeria


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