Travel Insurance for Canada

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Canada is an incredibly diverse country, with a blend of natural beauty and modern living. The cuisine of Canada’s major cities best reflects the diversity of the country’s culture and traditions. Try a macaron in Montreal, then wander through the Asian night markets in Vancouver or appreciate the international city of Toronto.

Whether you’re visiting Canada for the many ski slopes or to go hiking in the summer greens, be sure your Travel Insurance covers the activities you want to do. If you’re going skiing or taking a cruise ensure that you’ve purchased the right cover and/or the relevant “add-ons” to make sure you’re protected.

 

Top Travel tips for your holiday to Canada

Sorted your Travel Insurance for Canada? Now it’s time to make sure you read our top tips on visiting Canada.

 

Don’t forget your electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA)

UK Citizens can travel to Canada visa-free. Having an eTA means British tourists can stay in the country for up to 6 months without needing a visa and it can be acquired by filling in a simple online application.

Learn French! (or download Google Translate)

Despite the fact that the majority of Canadians speak English, the country has a large French-speaking community, with over 7.2 million people using the language as their first tongue. French is mostly spoken in Quebec, but smaller towns like New Brunswick, Ontario, and Manitoba are also known for their French-speaking populations.

Tipping Culture

Gratuities are rarely included on the final bill in Canadian restaurants, but similar to America, it is customary to tip around 15-20% of the entire bill (before tax). For larger parties, many restaurants may include an automatic gratuity of 15-18%.

Pack for the right weather

While chilly temperatures may spring to mind when thinking of Canada, the weather varies greatly depending on where you are. After all, Canada is a massive country that spans five time zones and stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver have four distinct seasons. They are widely varied, and some are more distinct than others. Check the weather before you depart and pack appropriately!

Do I need Travel Insurance for Canada?

 

      Travel Insurance is essential for every trip you take, and Canada is no different. The UK has no healthcare agreement with Canada, unlike some other countries this means holiday goers will not receive free medical treatment if they need it, and while the healthcare system in Canada is well-regarded, the price of treatment – even for non-life-threatening illnesses – can be expensive. A stay in hospital can often result in missing your scheduled flight home too, which is why repatriation cover (under medical) is important.
      You’ll also be covered for damage, loss, or theft of personal belongings, such as money and bags, and your Travel Insurance will also provide cancellation cover, should something happen before your trip meaning you cannot travel (terms apply)

What Travel Insurance do I need for Canada?

When travelling to Canada, your Travel Insurance should include cover for loss, damage, and theft of your belongings, trip cancellation or curtailment, and protection against any personal circumstances, such as age or pre-existing medical conditions. Annual multi-trip insurance might be less expensive than single-trip insurance if you plan to travel abroad more than once in the same year.

What Travel Insurance do I need for Canada?

You can take a single trip Travel Insurance policy or choose an annual policy to cover worldwide trips. At Just Travel Cover we’ll compare multiple policies for you from a variety of insurers. There’s no age limit and cover for hundreds of pre-existing medical conditions – which you’ll need to declare via our easy-to-use medical screening process.

After that it depends what you’re planning on doing while in Canada. There are 60+ activities included in all policies as standard, but you can also choose “activity pack B” and/or “winter sports” if you have more adventurous plans. Always check what’s covered in the policy wording.

Do I need a visa for Canada?

If you are a British citizen visiting Canada, you do not need a visa, but you must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). It is valid for five years or until your passport expires, and it is processed at a small fee.

What are the most popular tourist spots in Canada?

Canada has something for everyone, and whether you’re interested in the wildlife or the city lights, there is always something new to explore. To help you plan your trip here are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada;

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Edmonton, Alberta

 

What are the most popular tourist spots in Canada?

Canada has something for everyone, and whether you’re interested in the wildlife or the city lights, there is always something new to explore. To help you plan your trip here are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada;

  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Edmonton, Alberta

 

Cover for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

  • Emergency medical, hospital and medical expenses up to £15m
  • Repatriation (the cost of getting you home)
  • Emergency dental care
  • Accommodation expenses
  • 24 hour medical assistance line

 

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