When to goThe high season for tourism is from May to October and then from December to February. If you don't like it when it's really cold then don't go to Canada in the winter! On the other hand, if you want to see the famous Indian Summer then you should go in September. The temperatures are still mild and the scenery is magnificent as the leaves on the trees are starting to turn red.
Entry requirementsFor trips to Canada of less than 90 days Europeans only need a valid passport, a return air ticket and the money necessary to fund their stay. From March 2016 visitors who don't need a visa will be required to get an eTA (electronic Travel Authorisation) which costs CA$7 and is valid for 5 years or until your passport expires (whichever comes first). The eTA is completed online and should help you to go through customs more quickly as you will avoid being questioned by the Customs Officers at the frontier.
Health adviseYou don't need to take any particular precautions for travelling in Canada. You should take out medical insurance, because medicine and hospital treatments are expensive in Canada. For more information you can look at the government website.
Airline ticketsThe price of a plane ticket from London to Montreal varies enormously according to the season, you can fly for as little as £600 return during some periods. If you want to go to Canada during the tourist season then reserve your ticket well in advance to get the best price.
Time differenceThere are 6 time zones in Canada so the time difference will vary according to which town you are in. For example, Quebec is 5 hours behind the UK: when it is noon in London it is 7 a.m. in Montreal.
LanguageCanada has two official languages: English and French.
British Embassy to Canada
80 Elgin Street, Ottawa,
Ontario K1P 5K7
Canadian High Commission in London
Provides advice on Canadian matters
Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ
Emergency number: 911