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From Vancouver B.C. To St. John’s Newfoundland Explore Our Canada family travel blog will let you experience the best of the country.

Waterfalls and rocky mountains make for amazing places to visit in Canada

There Is So Much More To The Great White North. Discover Why With Our Canada Family Travel Guide

Beyond being one of the world’s most beautiful countries, Canada is our home. Kevin and the boys were born here, and Christina immigrated to Canada from the Philippines when she was ten years old.

Canada is epic, beautiful, and overflowing with amazing family adventure travel opportunities. The country is anchored between the magnificent west coast and the quiet and beautiful east coast by the capital of Ottawa, Ontario.

Canada extends from the Pacific shores and the Rocky Mountains to the Maritime provinces and their quaint fishing villages. The southernmost point of Canada reaches down as far south as Northern California, and the Northern Territories stretch up to encompass the North Pole.

Canada is among the safest and friendliest countries in the world. And it is no surprise that as the world’s 2nd largest country, Canada is a paradise for those looking for adventure travel for kids!

We explored our home as much as we could and discovered some of the best family travels in Canada. Whether you’re looking for locations for Canada vacations or the best travel sites in Canada, we’ve probably been there!

Below, we have included our articles on family travel in Canada. To help you find what you need, we have also broken down our family travel blog articles by province and territory. You can also use the search bar in our navigation menu.

Our Canada guide will show you the best destinations in Canada from coast to coast and from the American Border up to the Arctic Circle. Come explore the best of family travel to Canada with us.

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Tips For Family Travel in Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world, and as such, it can be a challenge to see it all. Our Canada guide lays out some of the most important information that you need to know before traveling to Canada with kids. You’ll find more information about travel in Canada in the Provincial sections of this website.

If you’re new to international family travel, I highly recommend checking out our well-researched trip planning resources. It’s full of proven family travel hacks.

  • Currency
    • The Canadian dollar can vary against the US dollar. It averages approximately .75 USD. You can find the current rate here.
    • ATM machines are readily available. Debit and Credit Cards are accepted at most locations nationwide.
  • Electricity
    • The Canadian electrical system runs on 110 Volts AC. The same as the United States.
  • Cellular Phone Service
    • Canada is a bit notorious for its expensive cell phone service. Sim Cards are available from most national cellular service providers such as Bell, Rogers, and Telus. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.
  • Roads and Driving
    • Canada accepts international driver’s licenses (IDPs). The road network in Canada is excellent in most urban areas. There is a high-quality network of highways that run throughout the country. Some regions are very remote, however, and require special care when driving. This is especially common in the northern regions and throughout the territories.  Insurance is required for all vehicles traveling on Canadian roads.

Important Words And Phrases To Know For Family Travel In Canada

Canada is a country with two official languages, English and French. But, Canada is also a huge country, so that language can vary between local dialects, especially in the Canadian Maritimes which is separated from the rest of English-speaking Canada by the French-speaking Quebec.

French is the dominant language across the province of Quebec. They speak a regional dialect known as “Joual”, although it’s locally referred to as “Quebecois”, which varies quite a bit from traditional French found in countries such as France.

Northern Ontario and much of the Maritimes have many French-speaking communities as well, and the French influence on the language is very evident in rural communities. In fact, it was French-speaking Acadians, who fled to Louisiana from Maritime provinces such as New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, who led to much of the rich French culture found in that state.

Because this blog is written in English, I’ll assume that you don’t need help with those words. Instead, I’ll share some of the important words in the French language.

Important French Words To Know:

Yes: Oui

No: Non

Thank You: Merci

Thank You Very Much: Merci beaucoup

You’re Welcome: Ca va bien

Please: Si’l vous plait

Excuse Me: Pardon

Hello: Bonjour

Goodbye: Au revoir

Bathroom: Salle de bain

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Canada

Most major cities throughout North America have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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