Are you gearing up for an unforgettable journey to the Great White North? Whether you’re planning a sightseeing adventure in the Rockies or exploring the vibrant streets of Toronto, a trip to Canada promises incredible experiences. However, before you embark on your Canadian escapade, it’s crucial to make sure you’re well-prepared for a smooth and hassle-free journey. Here are the 10 essential preparations you need to consider:

1. Secure Your Travel Documents

Ensure that you have a valid passport and any necessary visas or permits for entry into Canada.

2. Financial Readiness

Make sure you have ample funds to cover your expenses throughout your stay in Canada. This includes accommodation, meals, transportation, and any other activities you plan to enjoy. Remember to ensure you have access to enough Canadian currency, especially when travelling to more remote areas in Canada.

3. Health Check

Before you travel, make sure you’re in good health. While medical examinations may not be mandatory for all visitors, it’s advisable to ensure you’re fit for travel.

Proof of Departure and Ties to Your Home Country

Be prepared to demonstrate that you have plans to leave Canada at the end of your trip and that you have ties to your home country, such as employment, property ownership, or family commitments.

Declare Your Goods

Familiarize yourself with Canada’s customs regulations and declare any goods you’re bringing into the country, ensuring compliance with applicable limits and restrictions.

Purchase Tailored VTC Travel Insurance

One of the most crucial preparations for your trip to Canada is securing a comprehensive travel insurance plan tailored for Visitors to Canada (VTC). At Travel Guardian, we partner with AwayCare to offer specialized VTC insurance plans designed to meet the unique needs of international travelers. Our coverage includes:

  • Emergency medical treatment, encompassing hospital stays, physician fees, and more.
  • Transportation costs, including ambulance services and air evacuation in case of emergencies.
  • Coverage for prescription medication costs for new drugs.
  • Additional services such as private duty nurse assistance and child care.
  • Repatriation and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance for added peace of mind.

Remember, AwayCare’s VTC plan is not available to individuals who fall under specific criteria, such as those traveling against physician advice or requiring assistance with daily living activities.

Research Canada’s Entry Requirements

Familiarize yourself with any specific entry requirements or restrictions that may apply to visitors entering Canada from your country of origin.

Plan Your Itinerary

Outline your travel itinerary, including transportation arrangements, accommodation bookings, and activities you wish to partake in during your stay.

Pack Accordingly

Pack appropriate clothing and gear for the Canadian climate and the activities you plan to engage in. Don’t forget essentials like sturdy footwear, layers for variable weather, and any specialized equipment you may need.

Stay Informed

Stay updated on current events, weather forecasts, and any travel advisories relevant to your destination in Canada.

By taking these essential preparations into account, you can ensure a memorable and worry-free trip to Canada. At Travel Guardian, we’re committed to providing you with the peace of mind you need to explore this beautiful country with confidence. Bon voyage!