Canada - Travel Infos
The best travel time for
The currency in
The time difference to the Central European Time zone (CET) is (East to West) – 4.5 to 9 hours. From the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October, the clocks are set forward one hour (except in
Primarily in the South East of British Columbia the risk of contracting Lyme disease prevails from April to October, due to the activity of ticks living in grasses, bushes, and in the lower shrubbery. Best prevention is the consequent protection from insects with long sleeved clothing and insect repellent.
Hepatitis B occurs throughout the country. For longer stays and if close contact to the local residents is expected, a vaccination is recommended. This also applies for children and young adults traveling.
At this time, there is a recommendation to vaccinate children and young adults against Meningitis.
Rabies occurs throughout the country. Contamination takes place via dogs, cats, forest animals, and bats. For back packing tourists, children, persons at risk due to their profession, and if a longer stay is anticipated, a vaccination is recommended. In case of a bite wound, medical help should be sought as soon as possible.
The longest interstate in
In many Provinces, daytime driving lights must be used. With the exception of a few regions of
Leaving passports, airline tickets, and valuables in a car is not recommended, since primarily during travel season car thefts and break-ins occur. This holds true for guarded rest areas as well.
Places to skip when you visit Canada, travel tips
I've met a lot of people that have backpacked across Canada and there are a lot of enjoyable places to visit in this country. But assuming that time is limited when one is traveling across Canada, there are certainly a lot of places that a traveler to my country should skip. This is not only my opinion, but the opinion of many backpackers and travelers that I have met.
The main section of Canada that one should not spend much time in is the prairie region, west of Lake Superior and east of the Rocky Mountains. There you will find boring cities like Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg. There are barely any tourist attractions in this part of Canada that are... [more ]
Dollarama - 1 dollar store throughout Canada
Dollarama is a franchise store offering 1 dollar items all over Canada;... [more ]
Timbits Tim Hortons, Another Canadian Pride
Although we do have Starbucks here in Canada as well, many of Canadians... [more ]
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