Prior research can have many benefits before traveling outside of your hometown. To get started with your Canadian adventure, here is some basic information:
- There are 10 provinces and 3 territories
- Canada is the second largest country in the world
- The entire country covers five time zones!
When to Go
Depending on your reason for travel, your vacation dates may vary quite a bit. For skiing and other winter activities, your best time to visit is between December and February. Visit top-notch ski resorts or go big and stay at Quebec Ice Hotel. Summer months, June through August, are ideal for camping and hiking. But watch out, summer travel is usually the most expensive.
You might be wondering what paperwork you need for traveling to our northern neighbor. Well, if you are a US resident, your best bet is to bring your passport, although some exception may apply. Other nationalities may require a visa.
Although many cities do accept both US and Canadian dollars, look into exchanging money earlier in your trip so that you don’t find yourself in a tough pickle.
One of the attractive features of Canada that brings in many college students from the states is the drinking age. Although the drinking age is lower than that of the United States, all visitors must remember to be respectful of the laws and mindful of their actions.