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Best way to get around-
To travel through Canada, we chose to combine our transportation and accommodation by traveling in an RV. Campsites are frequent throughout Canada so we found this to be the easiest route for us. Getting around in Canadian cities is quite easy with a mix of transportation apps as well as easy to navigate public transportation. Outside of the cities, you may want to rent a car to travel from place to place or Greyhound bus services are also available. Canada also has a train system that runs from East Coast to West Coast.
We recommend car or camper rentals for a more independent travel experience.
Canada overall is a very safe country to travel to. Petty theft and small crimes occur everywhere so as long as you're aware of your surroundings, you shouldn't run into much crime. Hitchhiking is quite popular in Canada, so if you decide to take this route of travel, be sure to constantly be aware of your surroundings and we don't recommend hitchhiking alone. Use apps such as hitchwiki.org which is a verified and legal source for safe hitchhiking
- backpacker avg. $60
- comfortable avg. $130
- luxury avg. $350+
Canada's main languages are English and French. French is more widely spoken in the province of Quebec than the other provinces or territories. Aboriginal languages can also be heard mainly in the Northern territories.
When To Visit:
Canada is huge and the climate differs from place to place. In the Northern territories, there will be longer winters and short mild summers. If snow sports and activities are your things, the winters in Canada will be a perfect time for you to travel! All territories of Canada will be beautiful in the summers, but be aware that the better the weather is, the more crowds there will be. If traveling to more touristy locations, make sure to travel in off seasons such as May or September and try to avoid weekends.
What To Eat:
Food in Canada is quite diverse. If you're craving something, more than likely you'll be able to find it. Poutine is the dish of Canada, though! Fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds. What can be bad about that? Salmon jerky and hearty stews are also common foods of Canada.
Hostels are not very common around Canada. The typical lodging and hotels are usually beautiful but can get quite pricey. If planning a long and thorough trip through Canada, we recommend grabbing an RV and doubling your transportation and accommodation as we did!
What to Pack:
If traveling from North America, a power adapter won't be necessary. If not, we recommend grabbing a universal power adapter as you'll more than likely get the most use out of this. If traveling in the summer, the days are warm and the nights can get quite cold. Layers will be necessary to stay comfortable! If traveling in the winter, you'll need a nice warm winter coat, hat, mittens, and boots for sure. Will so many essentials for comfortable travel, we recommend grabbing travel compression cubes to help save space. Check them out at Tripped Travel Gear!