Traveling to Canada represents an investment that brings back an infinite number of wonderful experiences. Thanks to the fact the Canadian dollar is cheaper than the American dollar, it makes traveling to cities like Ottawa or Toronto easy when the budget is tight. If we also add the incredible experiences you can have in the numerous festivals that take place every year such as the winter carnival in Quebec or the film festival in Toronto, Canada is the ideal destination for every Croatian citizen.
Best organization tips for Croatian travelers when going to Canada
The first step before planning your trip to Canada is to choose which season you want to enjoy since the different attractions in Canada are linked to the climate. If your goal is to ski or does sports that involve snow, you should go in the months from December to March. In September and October, there is no excessive tourism and it is only cold at night.
On the other hand, the accommodation is the second step you must take when you have chosen the date of your trip. Reservations can be made much in advance and this will allow you to establish an orderly itinerary when exploring the country.
Finally, it is good to purchase travel medical insurance to avoid canceling the high costs of a clinic in case you have an emergency while you are in a foreign country. This step can be omitted, however, it is a recommendation to consider.
Every Croatian should know about the eTA to Canada
When traveling to Canada for the first time, and especially when the reason is for a vacation, Croatian citizens have the great advantage that it is possible to apply for an eTA to Canada, to enter the country. The benefit is that obtaining such authorization only requires a valid Croatian passport and a credit card enabled for online payments.
The rest of the process is very simple, as the Croatian citizen must fill out a form with personal information, passport number and reason for travel. Then, pay for the service and wait via the internet for the emails, the first one with the receipt and the second one with the approval of the eTA to Canada.
The application process takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and the approval response takes no more than 72 hours to be received. The permit authorizes the Croatian citizen to stay in Canada for no more than 90 days.
Similar is the process when traveling due to business. The Croatian can travel for no more than 90 days to Canada with the electronic travel authorization, except that when applying you must specify that the reason for the trip is business. This authorization is generally for those Croatians who will be attending a business event or conference.
What can Croatians do every night in Canada?
If you thought there were only national parks and resorts in Canada, you’d be surprised at the incredible options you have if you like to go out at night every day.
- First, there’s Toronto, better known as the nightlife capital, since it has different dance floors to enjoy all night long. One of them is ACE, a nightclub with a decoration full of mirrors and crystal chandeliers, where people dress up to go in. There is also the Cube nightclub with a retro style of the ’70s but whose dance floor is one of the most fun in the city.
- In second place in Ottawa, for having bars with live music at night. Among the bars, you can find the Mercury Lounge or the Zaphod Beeblebrox, although you can also enjoy fascinating shows at the National Arts Centre.
- Finally, if you have an eTA to Canada, you can’t miss a visit to Vancouver, where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and the good taste of a Canadian beer at Yaletown Brewing. Or visit Granville Street which has a similar ambiance to the Texas of the United States. However, if you love electronic music you have to go to Montreal, where the most prestigious DJs, like Bob Sinclair or Sebastian Ingrosso, perform at the New City Gas, a nightclub that is currently among the top 20 worldwide.