Winter Fun In Canada – Don’t Forget The eTA

Canada log cabin by a lake - register for an eTA Canada
Image by Ewa Urban from Pixabay
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With the coronavirus travel restrictions at the moment, we’re not able to get away, but that doesn’t stop us planning a wonderful holiday for next year.
If, like me, you love having snow in the Winter, but you’re not fortunate enough to live in a snowy climate, you can’t go wrong by planning a trip to Canada.
Before you start your plans, however, you need to get the paperwork in order and the first thing you need to do is to apply for an eTA Canada.

What is an eTA Canada?

An eTA is an electronic Travel Authorisation that allows you to travel to Canada by plane. It’s valid for five years and allows you to stay for up to six months.
The eTA form is a digital form that is easy to fill in and can be done online early to make sure your paperwork is in order before you fly.
You can use one eTA form for multiple travellers. Make sure you have the passports to hand for each traveller.

The Canadian government uses information from the digital form to see if you could pose a threat to the country.
When your application is approved, the eTA is then linked to your passport.
It’s important to remember that if you apply for a new passport during the five years, the eTA will expire and you’ll need to apply for a new one.

Let The Fun Begin

Once your paperwork is all in order it’s time for the fun part; deciding where to go and what to do.
Are you a thrill seeker or a quiet nature lover, a lone traveller or a family group? No matter what you’re after, there’s a place in Canada that can fullfil your dreams.


cable car above snow covered trees
Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay

Canada has some of the best ski resorts in the world including the iconic Whistler Blackcomb, the largest ski resort in North America, Mont Tremblant in Quebec and Banff Sunshine in Alberta, to name a few.


If skiing isn’t your thing, you could try Snowshoeing. This Winter sport is growing in popularity because you don’t have to be an athlete to take part. It’s an excellent way to see the country and the only equipment needed is snowshoes!


For something a bit more adventurous, how about giving snowboarding a go?
Snowboarding is all about using the edge of the board and using your heels, toes and balance to control your direction. It can be challenging to learn but is very rewarding once you get the hang of it.

Something For Everyone

Snow lovers will be in their element in Canada. Here are just a few more activities to choose from:

  • Ice skating on frozen lakes and rivers
  • Ice hockey
  • Dog sledging
  • Curling
  • Lacrosse
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowkiting
  • Snowtubing
  • Ice Climbing

Christmas Snow

Eggnog drinks and Christmas cupcake
Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

If you want to relax and experience a white Christmas, you can rent a log cabin in the woods or next to a beautiful lake. You can sit by a roaring log fire watching the snowflakes fall and enjoy a glass of eggnog!
It will feel like you’re in your very own Christmas movie!

Touring Holidays

Another way to experience this beautiful country is to rent a motorhome and take a touring holiday.
A favourite destination for a touring holiday is the Canadian Rockies. There’s a mixture of snowcapped mountains, thick forests and wide-open spaces which means there’s something for everyone.

Once In A Lifetime

Because the eTA lets you visit Canada for up to six months, you can take your time and enjoy everything this gorgeous country has to offer.
Start planning your trip today and enjoy your once in a lifetime holiday.

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