The well preserved gorgeousness of wildlife, beautiful mountain sceneries, crystal clean lakes and air which is fresher than anything we have ever breathed before. These are the kind of natural majesty that continually has visitors to Canada, one of world’s most attractive countries.
A little planning is very important before you arrive in Canada. The best suggestion for Canada visitors is to be prepared well with the following things like, knowing what questions may be asked by Canadian Border Services Agency, what things are/ aren’t allowed and what required documents you need to enter into Canada, Canada climate and transportation.
When to Go
- Prices, climate and available outdoor activities changes depending on seasons, place and time. You can visit at any time of year, but most of the visitors arrive in summer. Because in summer, temperatures are pleasant and scope for many outdoor attractions and activities.
- Persons who are not Canadian Citizens or legal permanent residents of Canada may require a visa to enter Canada. This requirement also applies to visitors in transit through Canada.
- In most cases, you will need a valid passport, proof of identity or other travel documents.
- You must have a temporary resident visa if you are coming for travel.
- You may need a study or work permit if you are coming to study or work.
- Canada’s immigration process
- Carrying the required documents does not guarantee admission into Canada. Visitors will also undergo an interview with a Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer upon arrival to determine admissibility into the country and he will determine the period you may stay and you will be required to depart Canada before the date set by the Officer. These interviews are generally short, and will be easier if you are sure to keep your relevant documentation close at hand.
Enough money to cover your visit
- You should have sufficient money to maintain yourself and your family during your stay in Canada.
- Canada uses the Canadian dollar. Some Canada/U.S. border towns and major cities will accept both Canada/US currencies.
- Currency Conversion can be done in most major cities at a local currency exchange or at a nearby bank.
- Many airlines fly to Canada and prices vary significantly, so it pays to shop around for a flight. You can consider the length of the flight and any mandatory stopovers.
- You must start by contacting the major airlines or your local Canadian Specialist travel agent.
- All of Canada’s international airports have frequent public transport such as bus, train and taxi links and private transfers with the city centers.
In Canada, Time Zones and Daylight Saving Time usually have been regulated by provincial and territorial governments. Canada is divided into six time zones as follows
- Pacific Standard Time (PST)
- Mountain Standard Time (MST)
- Central Standard Time (CST)
- Eastern Standard Time (EST)
- Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
- Newfoundland Standard Time (NST)
In most of Canada, either English (58%) or French (22%) is predominant. And you can usually get by with English in most of the tourist spots.
Tipping in Canada
- Tipping in Canada is in the range of 15% – 20% is perfectly acceptable in most cases.
Differences in Laws
- Be sure to read up on local laws regarding drinking age, speed limits, rules about bringing in weapons, liquor and more, before you come to Canada.