It's home to some large and potentially dangerous mammals, but native bears
are the only things grizzly you'll find on coach tours to Canada - the World's
second largest country. More low-key than its American neighbour, Canada coach holidays take you through picturesque, sparsely populated snow-dusted mountain
peaks and heart-stopping national parks. During your escorted tour, why not take
a coach trip to see the beautiful Niagara Falls which is one of the Natural
Wonders of the World.
From the relaxed city of Vancouver that blends effortlessly into its natural
environment or the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies, it's little wonder that Canada escorted tours are so popular. Add this to an oil painting backdrop that
make Canada coach tours a summertime Mecca for outdoors enthusiasts, and you'll
see why a coach trip to Canada is sweeter than maple syrup!
Here's some useful information should you be planning an escorted tour to Canada anytime in the future...
• Tipping - In restaurants, leaving a 15% tip on the pretax bill is standard. Tipping is expected for bar service, too. At hotels, tip bellhops about $1 to $2 per bag. Leaving a few dollars for the room cleaners is always a welcome gesture. Cab drivers, hairdressers and barbers also expect a tip, usually 10% to 15%.
• ATMs – You should be able to access an ATM through many grocery and convenience stores, airports, transport stations. Most ATMs will give you cash if you use a major credit card but this is the most expensive method as you will have a service fee as well as being charged interest immediately. There are fewer ATMs to be found in more remote places of Canada such as Newfoundland so it is wise to make sure you have enough cash before moving on to your next destination.
• Taxes and Refunds – All federal goods and services in Canada are taxed so you will find an additional 6% added to the cost of the goods you buy or the services you use.
• Visas – People visiting Canada for a period of up to 180 days travelling from the USA, Western Europe and Commonwealth countries such as Mexico, Japan, South Korea and Israel – do not need a Visa. Anyone travelling from outside of these countries, for example, South Africa, China etc need to apply to the Canadian visa office in their home country for a temporary resident Visa.