Do I need a visa to visit to Canada?
To enter Canada, US citizens just need a valid US passport. While a visa is not necessary for most other countries, you must apply for a CA$7 Electronic Travel Authorization at https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp
Is tipping typical in Canada?
In Canada, it is customary to tip between 15 and 20 percent on restaurant bills and to pay taxi drivers and other service employees. It is a gracious method of expressing appreciation and helps augment what are typically quite meager pay (which is how Canada keep prices lower). It is a cultural standard in Canada, but we always leave the decision of how much to tip (if at all) up to the individual traveler.
How is Internet connectivity in Canada?
In cities and towns, you will likely have access to high-speed wireless internet. Many of our Canada adventures do visit some of the more remote Arctic regions, and it is possible that you will not have internet access for many days while we are out of range in these locations and while cruising. Otherwise, the internet in Canada is reliable.
During the first quarter of 2022, St. John's Newfoundland had the fastest median mobile download speed among Canada's most populous cities, at 159.07 Mbps, 4th place is Halifax, Nova Scotia, at 95.37 Mbps. (Speedtest.net)
Can I use my mobile phone in Canada?
Before leaving your house, check with your service provider to see if mobile roaming for Canada has been activated on your phone. In cities and across the majority of southern Canada, you will have access to reliable cell phone service. Due to the fact that the majority of our itineraries traverse Canada's remote wilderness and Arctic regions, which are far from cell towers, it is likely that you will not have service for a portion or the all of your journey.
Do I require an adapter or converter?
Canada uses 110V electricity with the same plugs as the United States. To use the outlets, you will need a power adapter/converter if you are visiting from a different region of the world.
How are the restrooms in Canada?
There are standard flush toilets throughout the majority of Canada.
Approximately how much will it cost (in US dollars):
Transportation costs $1.70
coffee costs $1.28
dinner costs $15.00
$4.00 for takeout food
Is the water in Canada potable?
Yes, you can drink tap water in Canada. Strive to be ecologically conscious by refilling your plastic water bottle rather than purchasing new ones.
What is the most common method of payment in Canada?
Canada possesses the Canadian Dollar, which typically trades at a discount to the US dollar. You will be able to use your credit card in nearly all establishments in major cities and tourist areas, and access to ATMs is relatively simple. You should keep some cash on hand for smaller transactions.
Should I buy travel insurance for my next trip?