Canadian travel experience you need to know

    Canadian travel experience you need to know
    "Land of maple leaves" gives visitors a peaceful look, emanating from the lovely little houses, as soon as they arrive. However, just staying here for a few days, you will feel the dynamic and bustling life of the most modern cities in the world. Toronto with skyscrapers, bright yellow Algonquin, Ottawa attracts visitors thanks to countless ancient architecture, Vancouver is a suitable destination in the summer with beautiful beaches stretching.
    The climate in Canada is also divided into 4 distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter, each season has its own characteristics. So, you can travel to the country of maple leaves in any season, but ideally still spring and autumn. At this time, the weather is quite pleasant, very suitable for sightseeing, sightseeing. This is the information you need to equip before you leave for a full and meaningful tour.

    Why do you need travel insurance when you come to Canada?

    Whether your trip lasts a month or just a week, travel insurance is the first thing you need to buy. If you happen to have an accident, fall ill, lose or steal belongings on guest land, insurance will cover part or all of the cost.

    What does the Canadian travel insurance policy cover?

    When buying a Canadian travel insurance contract, make sure it includes the following terms:
    - Medical expenses up to VND 2 billion. This is one of the most attractive benefits that travel insurance offers to travelers. Because, Canada's medical bill is extremely high. If you have to go to the hospital because of illness or accident, the money you spend is not small. With insurance, you will save a lot of costs.
    - Support to bring you and your loved ones back to the place of origin in case you need special medical care that Canada cannot meet.
    - Cancellation of vacation: If the flight is delayed or canceled due to force majeure (such as natural disasters, illness ...), you will be compensated for the amount paid in advance for the tour.
    - Lost or stolen luggage: Insurance will cover the cost of emergency purchases of essential items and clothing.
    - Lost or stolen passport: Re-applying for a passport while in Canada is quite complicated. But if you have insurance, do not worry because you will be supported with the cost of your passport. 
    - Personal liability insurance: protects you in case you injure a third person, lose their property or damage / lose something that belongs to them.

    What does Canadian travel insurance cover?

    Like all other types of insurance, Canadian travel insurance policy also comes with exclusions, which are:
    - Diseases or injuries arising from previous medical conditions: Any illness that you have been diagnosed with or had symptoms from before leaving (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, vestibular disorders ...) ) are not covered by hospital insurance if relapse on guest land. This means you will have to pay for this treatment yourself.
    - Unexpected incidents that affect your vacation, such as civil unrest, terrorism or natural disasters.
    - Any accident, illness or injury related to alcohol. If you hurt yourself or others after drinking too much alcohol, the insurance company will certainly refuse to pay the cost of compensation.
    - Travel to locations that the Foreign Office and Commonwealth (FCO) has warned against.
    - Accidents and injuries that occur when participating in winter sports (such as skiing) or adventure activities (such as climbing, scuba diving, etc.). If you still want to play thrilling games, make sure you pay extra for insurance to get additional policy in this contract.
    * Please note that travel insurance is valid for at least 1 month before the trip. This way, you will be protected if something unexpected happens during that time, preventing you from coming to Canada as planned. Do not save to the point where insurance is effective from the date of departure.

    Tips when traveling to Canada

    1. Pay extra tax for an item

    In Canada, the price listed on an item or service may not be the final price you pay. This is because the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will be added to your bill at checkout.
    In some special cases, there are some items that are exempt from sales tax in some provinces, but conversely, some other items - typically alcoholic beverages - are taxed at a higher rate.
    Advice is that before paying for an item or service, don't hesitate to ask the staff about the final price you'll pay. As a result, you will have a basis to consider whether you should spend the money to buy the item or not.

    2. Don't forget to tip

    The tip culture for employees in Canada is similar to the United States. Going to a restaurant / cafe, as usual, you will leave a tip worth about 15-20% of the total bill.
    Besides, you will not regret money for those who have helped you in your daily activities, such as hotel staff to help you carry suitcases, cleaning staff for your room, parking staff to take car help you…

    3. Plan the attractions from the start

    You come from a small Southeast Asian country, of course, it will be difficult to fully assess the size of a large country like Canada. So, before you board the plane, you need to plan clearly which locations and cities to visit. Doing this helps you not miss attractive destinations when time for your trip is limited.
    Determine whether you enjoy exploring the culture - history of the country of maple leaves, stretching out on beautiful beaches in Canada or simply joining the vibrant life of the people of this country. After knowing the purpose of your trip, go to reputable websites to see suggestions for where you should visit. Should refer to the experience from the previous person to divide time to point to point to the right.

    4. Bring a French dictionary with you

    Remember that about 20% of Canadians - mainly residents of Quebec - speak French. That means that no matter how good English is, it's hard to communicate with them. In this situation, some French sentences learned from home will be very helpful. Should download more translation apps on mobile phones, you will break the language barrier with native speakers.

    5. Don't forget to shop

    Tips and experience for traveling in Canada

    One of the indispensable experiences when traveling to Canada is shopping. This country is the paradise of fashionista when selling a wide variety of items, from clothing, shoes to furniture and electronics items. Souvenirs are also countless. Some shopping places that recommend for you are West Edmonton Ma, Metrotown, St. Market. Lawrence, PATH underground neighborhood ...

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