Canada extends from the Pacific Ocean westwards towards the Atlantic. The scenery is some of the most stunning on earth. There are several amazing Canada travel blogs by locals who have decided to explore their proud heritage by foot or by wheel and you can learn of hidden gems and top travel tips from these intrepid Canadian bloggers.
The Pacific west coastline of Canada is just breathtaking. From Vancouver you can take a ship or kayak northwards through the Inside Passage, a small-island chain of glaciers and fjords. As you travel inland, the wilderness takes over and is as diverse as you can imagine. Snowy mountain peaks, lush green forests, roaring waterfalls, winding river ways and an array of wildlife and fishing, not to mention adventure sports are there to challenge even the most daring devil.
Quebec State in the east of Canada is French speaking. The area is rich in culture and French-inspired atmosphere. In the far north you can experience the Midnight Sun and the Aurora Borealis. One thing you absolutely have to do is check out a hockey game, the national pastime for most Canadians. Just don’t cheer for the Canucks outside of Vancouver! While on the road, join the ranks of world travelers and create your own Canada travel blog to share your stories on your trip and inspire others.
Canada Travel Blog and Holiday Tips:
- Bug spray: If you have ever been to Canada before, you will know just how important a good insect repellent is. The mosquitoes in Canada are large and always hungry. You don’t need to travel with mosquito spray from home. You can pick some up from the local supermarket of pharmacy as soon as you get there. “Off!” is a popular brand and anything with citronella is good for keeping mosquitoes as bay. If you are planning on camping out, make sure that you get yourself some citronella candles and perhaps even one of those bug zapping lamps.
- Health and medical: Before you embark on your holiday, make sure that you have comprehensive medical coverage for the duration of your stay. In many cases, it’s even better to take out insurance that extends just past your return date. That way, if for whatever reason, the area you are staying in is hit by bad weather or you are unable to fly, you will still be covered by your insurance. The West Nile virus does occur in various parts of Canada. It is carried by mosquitoes and about 70 or 80% of people experience no symptoms at all. However, if you notice that you or one of your fellow travellers has a fever, body aches, diarrhoea, vomiting, headaches and/or a rash, you should seek medical attention. On rare occasions, severe symptoms including seizures, disorientation and tremors may occur. These would require that the patient be hospitalised for best care.
- Driving: Vehicles travel on the right hand side of the road (just like the USA). However, speed limits are indicated in kilometres and not miles. Canada uses the metric system so the weather will be reported in degrees Celsius, you will find items measured in litres, kilograms and so on.
- Law and environment: The local law enforcement is to be respected at all times. They have a zero tolerance kind of attitude and will not hesitate to stick you in the back of their patrol vehicle. As a foreigner, legal proceedings are always more drawn out than they are for locals so make sure that you are familiar with local laws. Pay attention to your surroundings and avoid even the smallest offences of littering.
- Taxes: GST is added to your bill when you reach the check out. The price tags on items in the store do not include GST so make sure that you don’t base your calculations on the prices advertised.