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Travel information about Canada

Canada is a North American country and is the second largest country in the world that has an area of 9,984,670 km² that stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Canada is a country surrounded with amazingly friendly people, sophisticated, diverse cities, and a mind-blowing picturesque landscape that includes tundras, rainforest, deserts, huge mountains, and so much more.The total population is only 36.29 million and most of the people live in the south part that’s close to United States border. Niagara Falls is the most popular and falls in Canada. There is also lots of lakes in Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains.

Capital city of Canada: Ottawa

Closest neighbors to Canada: The country is encircled by Alaska (USA) in west, and by 12 US states of the continental United States in south, Canada shares maritime borders with Greenland (an autonomous territory of Denmark) and Saint Pierre and Miquelon, an island which belongs to France.

Best times to visit Canada: June-August is best to go but because the weather is warm and pleasant but the accommodations are a bit high.

How to get to Canada: You can travel to Canada by Air for cities that have an airport, rails, or buses.

Visa requirements for Canada: US citizen doesn’t need a visa and a passport to enter Canada; however, you need to bring a birth certificate or certificate of citizenship with you. On the other hand, to those who are not eligible for an eTA are required to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa prior to travelling to Canada. This can be done at the applicants’ nearest Canadian Visa Office. Applicants are required to submit, as part of their application: A valid travel document (such as a passport).
Currency of Canada: The currency in Canada is Canadian Dollar ($) (CAD)

Official Language of Canada: The official languages of Canada are English and French

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada

There are 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada and 6 on their tentative list.

Cultural (8)

  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (1981)
  • Historic District of Old Québec (1985)
  • Landscape of Grand Pré (2012)
  • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site (1978)
  • Old Town Lunenburg (1995)
  • Red Bay Basque Whaling Station (2013)
  • Rideau Canal (2007)
  • SGang Gwaay (1981)

Natural (10)

  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (1984, 1990)
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park (1979)
  • Gros Morne National Park (1987)
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs (2008)
  • Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek (1979, 1992, 1994)
  • Miguasha National Park (1999)
  • Mistaken Point (2016)
  • Nahanni National Park (1978)
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (1995)
  • Wood Buffalo National Park (1983)

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.
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