Known for its breath-taking nature, friendly people and diverse culture, Canada is an incredible country to visit and explore. While mostly visited by its neighbours in the United States, Canada is popular among people from across the globe – there is something for everyone there. If you are planning to visit and discover Canada on a holiday, there are a few things you may want to be aware of before your trip.
Be prepared for the weather conditions
The most important thing to know about Canada is that it’s much colder than what you may think, so be prepared for it. Make sure to bring layers and layers of clothing, as you don’t want to spoil your explorations of its beautiful nature by being too cold and uncomfortable. This also applies to the Canadian summers – while it may be nice and warm in the daytime, it can get quite chilly in the evenings, depending on what part of the country you are in.
The best time to travel to Canada, according to most people, is Spring (April to June). That is the time the weather is nice and mild, while it’s not yet too busy with tourists. Again, this may vary depending on where you are and what activities you get up to. The Western coast of Canada, known as the British Columbia Coast, is the warmest part of the country.
Canada is a huge country
Some tourists underestimate how big Canada actually is. Being the second-largest country in the world, Canada is not that quick and simple to travel around. This means that you need to be realistic when planning the itinerary for your holiday in Canada. You will likely only be able to explore one part of the country – it’s not all that bad though, as it gives more reason to come back again.
However, this also means that the public transport in Canada is not quite as used as it is in many other countries. With it being so large and everything so spread out, it simply does not make sense for Canadians to use such means of transport as intercity trains or buses. Therefore, unless you are staying in one large city, where you can use the local metro system, you will need a car to get around.
Besides, due to the size of it, Canada has 6 time zones across its 10 provinces and 3 territories. These can be up to 4.5 hours difference between two sides of the country, so make sure you take that into account when travelling too.
The local culture
As with every country you may visit, there are certain things to know about the locals and their culture in Canada. First of all, Canadians as a society are incredibly polite and respectful people, and so the same is expected from their visitors. The locals often get stereotyped for their obsession with maple syrup and hockey – while the country is popular for these two things, remember that not everyone’s the same and avoid accidentally stereotyping everyone you meet.
Canada also has two local languages. The majority of the Canadians speak English, however, around 20% use French as its mother-tongue. Quebec is where French is spoken the most but you will come across it in different parts of the country, including many different dialects and accents.
Lastly, tipping for different services is seen as a normal practice in Canada. The tips will usually be around 15-20% and that’s where workers such as waiters, hotel staff, hairdressers, cab drivers, etc. will get a big chunk of their income from. Not giving a tip can be considered rude in many situations, so take that into account when using local services too.
Source: Breaking Travel News
Streets packed for 112th Fourth of July Parade in Ridgewood, New Jersey
Moutinho ends speculation over transfer future to sign one-year deal at Wolves
Philadelphia cop shot in head found bullet lodged in his hat; both officers released from hospital
Consecration held for Greek church destroyed on 9/11 and rebuilt
UAE weather: Dust alert issued, cloudy day ahead
PINAY OFW 2021 VIRAL VIDEO SCANDAL | GRABE NAMAN TO!!
DHS pays over $455K to build ‘security fencing’ around Biden’s beach home
7-Foot-Tall Harambe Statue Stares Down Wall Street’s Charging Bull, Which Is Now Covered in Bananas
Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Facebook, Robinhood, FedEx and more
Julia Gwyneth Ostan Issue | Julia Ostan Viral Scandal Full Video | Julia Ostan Kmjs
Two Viral Videos Show Tamil Nadu Government Govt School Students Cleaning Restrooms In Uniform
Zahir Jaffer and Noor Mukaddam Latest | Iqra Latest | Viral Videos
Viral videos of University with Sajal Ali
Florida Challenging Federal Travel Mask Mandate
Viral videos – Royal Navy carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth completes visit to Liverpool
Auto17 hours ago
Tesla Model 3 Review 1Yr/20K Miles: Cost, Maintenance, Pros & Cons
Auto21 hours ago
F1 Champion Max Verstappen Endorses New Honda E Limited Edition
Sport20 hours ago
Man Utd squad arrives for pre-season including Fernandes but NO Ronaldo
News19 hours ago
Somali music festival boos Ilhan Omar in Minnesota: ‘Get the f— out of here’
Sport21 hours ago
Racing in shock as second female jockey in 24 hours is airlifted to hospital in coma after horror fall
News9 hours ago
North Carolina thieves steal $7K in copper wire from Lowe’s: report
Travel17 hours ago
Ascott stengthens global portfolio with Oakwood acquisition
Travel24 hours ago
Cusco highlights – 7 best things to see