If flying over Niagara Falls in a helicopter or coming face to face with a polar bear are experiences on your bucket list - but not necessarily on your budget - now may be the perfect time to visit Canada.
The Canadian dollar - also known as the Loonie - last year and is now hovering 71 cents to the U.S. dollars. In January alone, the greenback added more than a percent against the Loonie. That means that U.S. travelers heading north of the border for the extended Valentine's Day / Presidents' Day weekend, or perhaps for the NBA All Star game (Feb. 12-14) in Toronto will find everything from dining, shopping and lodging to local attractions being offered at a discount of as much as 30 percent.
Canada offers a wealth of landscapes and experiences from the lush forests and mighty peaks of British Columbia and the Rockies through to the modern metropolis of Montreal. With so much to see and such a large area to cover, it helps to have a well planned itinerary. Our Canada travel itineraries are the product of extensive exploration and are inspired by routes that our canadian specialists have taken, enjoyed and put together for you in mind. We can advise youi on the logistics of getting around and how best to combine the country's highlights with lesser known experiences with our canadian guides.
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Is Canada a Safe or Dangerous Country?
Some Canadian cities may have some rougher areas, but overall the country is very safe to visit, Canadian people are welcoming and very helping, and there is a great police presence in the country.
Canada has a low crime rate (1.6 per 100,000 while in the US it is 4.5 per 100,000), and violent crime is confined to specific regions of the great North (Crime is higher in states of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut). Still, the tourist areas are very safe. There might be some rare cases of snatch and grab from vehicles in Montreal city or pickpocketing, but they are very uncommon.