Canada is a wonderful place to visit, as it’s a country that has so much to offer. If you’re a nature lover, there’s almost no where better to visit, with so many wonderful hikes, some of the world’s best skiing and some beautiful landscapes that you’ll fall in love with. One of the best ways to explore Canada, in my opinion, is by enjoying a Fly Drive holiday. Because Canada is so big and the distances between places of interest can be mammoth, having a car to help you get around will make a world of difference. If you’re looking for some tips for planning a holiday to Canada, keep reading!
1. Do a Fly Drive Holiday
If you’ve never heard a fly drive holiday, don’t worry! It’s basically a package that includes both your flights and your car rental. Often it will also include accommodation, but it depends on where you purchase it from. The great thing about fly drive Canada holidays is that it’s an all-in-one solution, that allows you to relax a little with your trip while still having flexibility and independence. You might be surprised by how affordable these packages are – it’s often like you pay for the flights and accomodation, and get the car rental almost free. This is a particularly great way to book if you’re traveling alone or just in a pair.
2. Research Best Time Based on Weather
Canada has some of the most volatile weather in the world, the winters can be extremely harsh and depending on when you’re thinking to visit you might be severely limited by what you can do based on how the weather is. For this reason, it’s absolutely essential to research the best time of year to go based on the activities you want to do. If you’re planning to ski, for example, the ski season tends to be quite wide in Canada and you might find it better to go earlier or later in the season – not in the thick of winter – so you can enjoy other tourist activities too.
3. Check the Visa and Entry Requirements
Unless you’re from the USA, you’re going to need either a visa or Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to enter the country. At the time of writing, travellers will also need proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and a valid passport. This is subject to change, but it is essential to make sure you meet the entry requirements to be allowed into the country.
Traveling to Canada is a bucket list adventure for many people, but because of the size of the country and the weather challenges, it’s important to plan ahead. Hopefully these tips will help you plan a wonderful trip to Canada and help you maximise your time there.