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Travel Insurance to Canada

Take out reliable travel insurance for your next trip to Canada, with worldwide travel insurance policies starting from just *

With its breathtaking mountains, abundance of fresh air and some of the friendliest people in the world — there's a reason Canada is one of the most visited worldwide destinations.

So if you're planning a holiday to Canada, it's wise to book a travel insurance policy as a safety precaution in the event of an insurable, unforeseen circumstance that might negatively impact your holiday. Get a travel insurance quote online today to protect your baggage against theft and loss, for holiday cancellation cover, as well as sufficient medical cover for emergency treatments and any declared medical conditions.

Don't forget if you plan on participating in a spot of skiing or snowboarding, skiing holiday, you can add winter sports cover to your policy to protect your sporting equipment, cover you against piste closures and give you medical care specific for winter sports.

Whether you're residing in a ski chalet or in the heart of Vancouver, Holiday Extras can provide the protection that you need at great value, finding you the best travel insurance to suit your needs. Just remember to select worldwide cover — 'including cover for the Canada, USA and the Caribbean'. Money-saving expert Martin Lewis recommends that holidaymakers buy their travel insurance as soon as you've booked their holiday to cover cancellation and illness. In light of this, maybe leave the wintry spectacles for Canada and don't go at a glacial pace booking your travel insurance!

Banff, Canada

Why choose Holiday Extras for travel insurance to Canada?

  • Recommended and used by over 500 travel agents
  • We consider all medical conditions
  • We offer extras like extreme sports and gadget cover
  • We offer policies without excess
  • We offer single trip policies without any minimum or upper age limits**
  • We offer a 14-day cooling off period if you need to cancel your policy

Compare travel insurance for Canada

If you were wondering how to get travel insurance to Canada, then you're in luck: it's incredibly simple. To book your travel insurance online, or to get a quote, you can enter your destination, the dates you're going and whether you need a single trip or an annual policy.

We offer four different levels of comprehensive cover so you can adjust your quote to suit your needs.

Baggage cover
Cancellation cover
Medical cover
£5 million
£10 million
£10 million
£10 million
Excess charge
Lost passport
Personal money
Personal accident
Personal liability
£2 million
£2 million
£2 million
£2 million
End Supplier Failure
Wedding cover
Gadget cover

For frequent travellers, our annual policy may be a preferable option as this offers the same levels of cover as a single trip policy, but for a an unlimited number of trips within a 365 day period. Please note that each trip musn't exceed the trip duration stated in your policy wording.

Bronze (22 consecutive days), Silver & Gold (31 consecutive days) and Platinum (45 consecutive days).

Travel medical insurance Canada

When buying travel insurance to Canada from the UK, you should always make sure you have sufficient medical cover within your policy. While Canada provides one of the best health care systems in the world, it isn't free and without insurance, or enough medical cover, you could face a steep bill if you need emergency treatment.

With a Holiday Extras travel insurance policy you can receive up to £10 million worth of medical cover should you need it. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) the average medical claim exceeds £1,300, with hospital room charges for non-Canadian residents costing over $2,000 per day.

Before you buy travel insurance, remember to declare all of your past and present medical conditions so we can tailor your policy specifically towards you. Failure to declare a pre-existing medical condition may invalidate your policy should you need to make a claim.

Travel Insurance Canada

Winter sports

With its crisp, snowy climate, it's no surprise that Canadians love their winter sports. Some national favourites include: curling, ice hockey, lacrosse, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowboarding, ice skating and dog sledding.

If you're going to Canada and fancy trying your hand at shredding the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb, then you will want to arrange extra cover to ensure that you are covered for sporting-related injuries. While no one wants to imagine the worst, accidents in higher risk sports and activities can happen, but you can alleviate some of the hassle with Holiday Extras' winter sports add-on.

You are covered for:

  • Winter sports equipment hire - £20 per day, up to £200
  • Ski insurance cover - £100 per week, up to £300
  • Your own equipment - up to £350
  • Hired ski equipment - up to £200
  • Piste closure - £20 per day, up to £200
  • Avalanche and landslide cover - £40 per day, up to £400

For more information about the specifics of your policy, please consult your policy wording.

Unsure where to ski? Some of the best locations for skiing in Canada are: Whistler Blackcomb, Lake Louise, Revelstoke Mountain resort, Sun Peaks, Panorama Mountain resort, Big White, Fernie Alpine, Red Mountain resort, Banff Sunshine, Mount Norquay and Mont Tremblant.

Winter sports

Practical tips for travelling to Canada

Currency - Be sure to change your pounds to the Canadian dollar. You can do this in advance, or at a currency exchange office or bank in Canada.

Visas - UK citizens can stay in Canada for up to 180 days without a visa.

Health - Canada offers an excellent standard of healthcare, but it can be expensive without travel insurance. The landscapes are extreme, so watch out for altitude sickness and cold temperatures.

Things to do in Canada

  • Surf the awesome coastlines - with the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans pounding its shores, Canada offers a dynamic surfing scene.
  • Jam at Montreal's Jazz Festival in June.
  • Quench your thirst at the Okanagan Icewine Festival.
  • Hit the slopes at Whistler, one of the world's favourite ski resorts. Having co-hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler has become a seminal destination for snow sports enthusiasts.
  • Traverse Toronto, home to a thriving literary, arts and culture scene. Film buffs can attend the famous film festival, and there's plenty of big name venues for gigs.

Travel guide to Canada

Check out our fun travel guide video to the beauty of Canada below!

Canada: at a glance

  • What is the capital city of Canada? Ottawa
  • What is the currency in Canada? The currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar (CAD)
  • What language is spoken in Canada? English and French are the two offical languages of Canada
  • Which are the French speaking parts of Canada? Quebec
  • How long does it take to fly from the UK to Canada? Non-stop 8 hours to Toronto, 9.5 hours to Vancouver, 8.5 hours to Calgary, 7.5 hours to Montreal and 8 hours to Ottawa
  • What is the emergency number in Canada? 911
  • What time zone is Canada in? Canada uses six primary timezones: Newfoundland, Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
  • What's the best way to get around Toronto Subway, streetcar (tram) or bus


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