If visiting Canada is part of your travel bucket list for 2016, it’s time to get planning your trip. There’re only six months of the year left, so the sooner you get your trip planned, the sooner you can get out there and start exploring. Canada is an amazing place to visit and explore, as it has so much to offer. Home to vibrant cities, including multicultural Toronto and French-speaking Montreal. As well as the Canadian Rockies, and vast and varied areas of wilderness, Canada is an amazing country. Before you head off, here’s what you need to know to have the most amazing time.
Who will you travel with?
While there’s nothing wrong with traveling alone, let’s be honest about it, traveling with friends or family is a lot more fun. If you want to travel as part of a group, the first question that you need to ask yourself is who will you travel with. Ask around and see if any of your nearest and dearest fancy taking a trip to Canada with you – there’s sure to be a couple of people who do. If not, don’t stress, you can always make friends while you’re out there.
Don’t fail to plan
Like with any trip, it’s essential that you plan. Even if you think that you’ve got everything sorted in your head and know what you need to do, it’s still crucial to draw up a plan. That way, you can ensure that nothing important get forgotten. Before putting together your plan, take the time to research what traveling to Canada as a visitor entails. From visas to Canada eTA requirements, it’s essential that you know the ins and outs of entering the country. This is important as if you fail to plan properly for your trip, you could end up not being able to get into the country.
Research the best things to see and do
Once you’ve got all the important bits sorted, such as any documentation that you will need, the next step is to research what you want to see and do. This is important as the things that you want to see will dictate where in Canada you visit. Take the time to research the best things to see and do, and write a list of all the ones that appeal to you. Some of the best sights in Canada include Niagara Falls, Banff National Park, and Notre-Dame Basilica.
Decide how you’ll get around
If you plan on going from place to place, you need to think about how you’ll get around. You could opt to fly. However, that would most probably be a little expensive. Another option would be to use Canada’s rail network to get around, or to use buses. If, however, you’d rather not rely on public transportation, your best bet is to hire a car for the duration of your trip. It’s probably best to book this beforehand, to ensure that you are able to get a suitable vehicle.
Canada is a beautiful place, and somewhere that’s ripe for exploring. To ensure that you have the best time, make sure to do plenty of research and planning before you go.