The land of adventure awaits: see cosmopolitan cities, towering mountains, stunning glaciers and turquoise lakes and waterfalls in breathtaking Canada.
From vibrant Vancouver to historic Montréal, Canada has plenty to offer. Witness the Northern Lights, take an epic cross-country train or motorhome journey to explore the landscapes and see amazing wildlife up close including whales, bears, moose, eagles and bison. This is sure to be a trip you’ll never forget, and offers the chance to experience the incredible First Nations and French-Canadian cultures.
When planning your trip of a lifetime, we recommend visiting the magnificent Niagara Falls, exploring colourful Québec and experiencing the unforgettable Rocky Mountaineer rail trip that’s sure to leave an impression.
There are a number of carriers offering flights to Canada from the UK.
Direct Carriers: Air Canada offers direct daily scheduled services from London to many Canada cities; including Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, St Johns and Vancouver.
British Airways offers direct daily scheduled services from London to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
Air Transat offers direct charter services from London Gatwick to many Canada cities; including Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. Regional services from Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow are also available.
Indirect Carriers: Delta Airlines, United Airlines all offer flights to Canada from London via the USA. Whilst KLM offer indirect services via Amsterdam.
It is normal practice to tip your server 15 percent or more in restaurants, bars and nightclubs. In your hotel, leave maids and cleaners two or three Canadian Dollars and tip porters one or two per bag. Taxi drivers tend to expect a 10 to 15 percent tip.
No special vaccines required.
Effective March 15, 2016, passengers who are visa-exempt for travel to Canada will be required to obtain an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to their departure to Canada. Visa-exempt passengers transiting via Canada are also required to obtain an eTA prior to their departure. Exemptions include U.S. nationals and individuals who are in possession of a valid Canadian visa.
Alternatively, please check on the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s.
The official currency is the Canadian Dollar, which you can buy them before leaving the UK. There are no restrictions on taking local or foreign currency in and out of the country, but amounts of 10,000 CAD or more should be declared. If you need to buy currency in Canada, you can do so at any bank or currency exchange and at some hotels.
Major debit and credit cards like MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted everywhere except some rural areas. Cash machines are easy to find in towns and cities, and traveller's cheques can be used in banks, hotels and tourist establishments. Before travelling to more remote areas, make sure you have a good supply of Canadian Dollars in cash as you may not have access to banks, currency exchanges or cash machines.