Tips for Visiting Canada for the First Time


Are you planning on visiting Canada for the very first time, but you are not sure how to go about booking your trip and making sure you have everything in place to have an iunforgettable experience? Then continue reading for a few helpful tips so everything can go smoothly.

Book Your Stay at a Resort
Rather than booking your stay at a hotel, consider staying at a large resort instead. In this way, you can rest assured that you will be near all of the action. For example, if you are planning a trip to British Columbia to enjoy its winter sports or to dive into the natural world during the summer, consider staying at a place like WhistlerPremier.com. Resorts make it easy to find your way to the best attractions, and you can also more easily access delicious meals if there are restaurants on site as well.

Get Your Tourist Visa
If you are planning on staying in Canada for an extended period of time, you can apply for a Canadian tourist visa, and you can apply for it conveniently online from your home in the Philippines. Visit the MyCIC website to submit the application online after taking photos of your documents and scanning them in. You will need several documents to complete your application, and these include your passport photo and passport, proof of financial support, the reason for your travels, and your travel history. Keep in mind, too, that there is a fee required to complete your visa.

Know Where to Go
There are a few places throughout Canada where the language that is primarily spoken is French. These include Quebec and Montreal. These are beautiful places, but if you are not comfortable with the idea of being in one of these areas because you are worried about how easy it will be to get around, it is best to avoid them and stick with the primarily English-speaking areas of the country instead.

In addition to choosing between French and English speaking areas, you can also choose between areas that are primarily focused on getting you in the great outdoors and those that are going to give you the comforts of modern city life. If you visit Toronto, for example, you can eat at some of the country’s best restaurants and you can go shopping and browse the busy streets. On the other hand, if you visit British Columbia or the Yukon, you can really take in the natural world by going hiking and camping. Or you can visit places like Niagara Falls, where you can have a balance of both.

Expect Some Strange Food Options
Finally, during your trip to Canada, you might encounter what you would consider some strange food options. But be adventurous and give these a try, as you are likely to be pleasantly surprised. So, go ahead and indulge in some poutine while you can. It’s delicious!

With so many amazing places to see and things to do throughout Canada, it is no surprise that so many people from all over the globe, including the Philippines, choose to visit at least once. With proper planning, you can book a trip that you will never forget.


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I'm a lifestyle and mommy blogger from the Philippines. Pinay Ads was created to share bits and pieces of my life and my family. I have a wide array of interests that include entertainment, movies, music, gadgets, traveling, food, baking, and more. So, I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading!

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