What do you need to do, before you can legally go on holiday to Canada?
In my case, I needed to buy a passport, an eTA (electronic Travel Authorization) and a certificate of good conduct.
Since March 15, 2016, you don’t need a visa anymore to visit Canada if you’re from The Netherlands, but an eTA instead. I don’t know if it’s the same for each country. You can read more about an eTA here and you can find out if you need one or not. I also had to arrange travel insurance and a visa card. These are the things where you have to wait the longest for to get, so don’t wait too long with your applications!
What are the other things I had to buy for my trip?
– International drivers license. It’s not required to have one, but they recommend it.
– Suitcase. I can bring two suitcases (you can check this with your airline company). I borrow one from my sister and I bought the other one second-hand. It’s not necessary to buy a new expensive suitcase.
– Adapter. The plugs in The Netherlands are not the same as in Canada.
– Camera. I didn’t have one, so I bought an action camera (small and handy).
The most important thing; a ticket! I fly to Canada with Air transat, it’s a Canadian airline based in Montreal, Quebec.
Tip: check your health insurance, if it’s valid abroad. Do the same with your phone company.