Canada Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice

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On this page you will find first-hand, unbiased, and real safety tips, advice and reviews from women traveling solo, submitted directly from their personal experiences in the country.

Their opinions are unfiltered and submitted independently as part of the Solo Female Travel Safety Index, a ranking of 210 countries and regions based on how safe they are for women traveling solo.

The safety scores range from 1 to 4 with 1 being the safest and 4 being the most dangerous for solo female travelers.

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Canada Country data

We have compiled a few data points below that can help you better understand Canada and have more context when thinking about travel safety.

Official country name: Canada.

Etymology: The country name likely derives from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word "kanata" meaning village or settlement.

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Capital: Ottawa.

Independence / foundation: Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867, while retaining ties to the British crown.

Canada gained legislative independence from Britain in 1931 and formalized its constitutional independence from the UK when it passed the Canada Act in 1982.

Population: 39 million.

Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
1 USD = 1.35 - 1.36 CAD
1 EUR = 1.46 - 1.48 CAD

Time zone: UTC-5

Languages spoken: English (official) 59%, French (official) 22%, Punjabi 1%, Italian 1%, Spanish 1%, German 1%, Cantonese 1%, Tagalog 1%, Arabic 1%, other 10%.

Religions: Catholic 39% (includes Roman Catholic 39%, other Catholic <1%), Protestant 20% (includes United Church 6%, Anglican 5%, Baptist 2%, Lutheran 1%, Pentecostal 1%, Presbyterian 1%, other Protestant 3%), Orthodox 2%, other Christian 6%, Muslim 3%, Hindu 1%, Sikh 1%, Buddhist 1%, Jewish 1%, other <1%, none 24%.

Climate: Varies from temperate in the south to subarctic and arctic in the north.

Real GDP (ppp – purchasing power parity): $1.9 trillion

Real GDP per capita (ppp): $49,000.

Main airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Calgary International Airport.

World heritage sites in Canada

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Historic District of Old Quebec

There are over 1,100 world heritage sites spread across more than 165 countries. New ones are added every year, and some may be removed from the list for various reasons.

Number of UNESCO listed sites: 22.

Top world heritage sites:

- Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.
- Dinosaur Provincial Park.
- Historic District of Old Quebec.
- Nahanni National Park.
- Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek.
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
- SGang Gwaay.
- Wood Buffalo National Park.
- L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site.
- Gros Morne National Park.
- Old Town Lunenburg.
- Waterton Glacier International Peace Park.
- Miguasha National Park.
- Rideau Canal.
- Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
- Landscape of Grand Pré.
- Red Bay Basque Whaling Station.
- Mistaken Point.
- Pimachiowin Aki.
- Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi.
- Anticosti.
- Tr’ondëk-Klondike.

Interesting facts about Canada

- Canada is bigger than the European Union by land area and has more lakes than any country in the world by surface area covered. The Great Lakes alone contain about 18% of the world’s fresh water supply.

- While Canada is not famous for its beaches, it has the world’s longest coastline. It's bordered by three different oceans: the Atlantic, the Arctic and the Pacific.

- Quebec City is the only walled city in North America.

- The lowest recorded temperature in the country is as cold as Mars. A temperature of -63 C (-81.4 F) was recorded in the small village of Snag on 1947. That’s roughly the same temperature as the surface of Mars.

Further reading: N/A.

Canada Travel tips

Socket type: A / B. Guide to socket types.

Weekend days: Saturday and Sunday.

Driving: Cars drive on the Right.

Local taxi apps: Uber, Lyft, CanadianCab.

Travel Guides: Lonely Planet, Bradt Guide.

Languages spoken: English (official) 59%, French (official) 22%, Punjabi 1%, Italian 1%, Spanish 1%, German 1%, Cantonese 1%, Tagalog 1%, Arabic 1%, other 10%.

Basic words and phrases in the main language:

N/A, English is an official or widely spoken language.

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About the Solo Female Travel Safety Index

Safety matters to solo female travelers, you told us so in our annual Solo Female Travel Survey, where year after year, women prove that this is their most important concern when traveling solo.

We wanted to do something about it, so we built these country-specific pages where you can find reviews and scores for 7 key variables affecting the safety of women traveling solo.


  • Risk of scam
  • Risk of theft
  • Risk of harassment
  • Attitudes towards women
  • UK Travel Advisory
  • US Travel advisory
  • Global Peace Index (GPI)

Informing OSAC

The Solo Female Travel Safety Score is used by the Overseas Security Advisory Council for including safety concerns for women travelers in their country security reports; OSAC is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and private-sector security community.

How to use the Safety Index

On this page, you will find the country score and the personal opinions on safety of other women traveling solo.

You can sort the comments by:

  • The level of experience traveling solo of the reviewer (beginner = <5 trips solo, Intermediate = 5 to 10 trips solo, Experienced = >10 trips solo).
  • The age of the traveler.
  • Whether they are a visitor or local.
  • The date they were posted.

The safety scores range from 1 to 4 with 1 being the safest and 4 being the most dangerous for solo female travelers. 

Thus, the lower the score, the safer the country.

Looking for more safety resources?

This entire website is devoted to helping women travel solo. Check out the links below to learn more:

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Thanks to Jacobo Vilella for creating the Solo Female Travelers Safety Index ❤️