You might think that traveling to Canada is more or less the same as traveling to the United States. But that’s just not true. Despite the two country sharing a border, there are a lot of differences but don’t worry; our Canada travel tips will cover everything you need to know. From general information and travel requirements to stereotypes and helpful travel tips and tricks, here’s everything you need to know before traveling to Canada!
Basic Information About Canada
Canada is home to 37 million people.
The official languages are English and French.
Canada ”s official currency is the Canadian Dollar (currency code CAD). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 1.5-1.4 CAD.
With a territory of 9,984,670 square kilometers, Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world. Canada is bordered by Alaska in west, and by 12 US states of the continental United States in south, Canada shares maritime borders with Greenland and Saint Pierre and Miquelon (belongs to France).
Because of the vast region Canada has many climates, most of Canada has a continental climate where the southeast and the southwest coast has temperate climate, and the northernmost has a sub-arctic climate.
Economy & Budget
Canada has a highly developed economy with a free market economy. Backpackers can survive with around $60 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $120 and $150 per day on average.
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada with a total population of 994,000.