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Travel insurance for Canada

In this northern star, don’t forget these travel insurance tips for your next adventure

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The vast landscapes and vibrant cities of Canada have a lot to offer travelers from solo adventurers to families. From the breathtaking Rockies to cosmopolitan hubs like Toronto and Vancouver, Canada offers something for everyone. Embrace outdoor activities in Alberta, multicultural cuisine in Quebec, and a welcoming atmosphere that promises unforgettable memories.

Wherever your visit to the land of the maple leaf takes you, our policies offer benefits for:

And if you’ve already left on your trip, don’t worry – with World Nomads you can buy travel insurance while on the road.

hikers at Mount Burgess looking at Emerald Lake
Hikers at Mount Burgess looking at Emerald Lake. Photo credit: Getty images / Westend61

Choosing the right policy for you

We offer two travel insurance plans – Standard and Explorer – each of which offers different levels of coverage and benefits. It is up to you to choose what plan has the right level of coverage to meet your travel needs on your Canadian adventure.

Cover for medical emergencies

Whether you’re planning on hiking in Banff National Park or seeing the Northern Lights in the Yukon, there’s so much to see and do in Canada that the last thing you want is to get sick or injured and worry about how you’re going to pay medical bills. Our overseas medical insurance offers cover for emergency medical treatment if you need:

Travel tip 1: know your own medical history and needs. For example, if you have existing medical condition(s) that may invalidate your cover. In some cases, you may need to have a doctor sign off that you’re fit to travel. If you’re not sure whether you’re covered, contact us.

hikers at Mount Burgess looking at Emerald Lake
Historic shops and restaurants buildings in the Old Montreal district in Quebec, Canada. Photo credit: Getty images / Pgiam

24/7 emergency assistance

The Emergency Assistance team is available 24/7 and can help you in a medical emergency. The EA team can also arrange medical transport, set up direct payments to medical facilities, and give support to you and your family.

Coverage for Coronavirus

Both our Standard and Explorer policies offer cover for emergency medical assistance if you get sick with Covid-19 whilst traveling around Canada.

Our Explorer plan also offers cover for some Coronavirus related events such as cancellation, trip interruption expenses, and some quarantine costs, as well as additional benefits for healthcare workers, residential care workers, and law enforcement officers who have their pre-arranged leave canceled by their employer due to Coronavirus.

Check out our What’s Covered for Coronavirus article, and contact us if you have any questions.

Get a quote 24/7

With World Nomads, you can get an instant quote anytime, anywhere, before you leave home or while you’re on the road.

Trip cancellation

If your travel plans change unexpectedly and some or all of your trip is canceled, our policies offer coverage (up to benefit limits) for some non-refundable, pre-paid transport and accommodation expenses.

All of our policies can offer coverage for you if you can’t travel because:

  • A doctor certifies that you’re medically unfit to travel,
  • You, your traveling companion, or a close relative is hospitalized or dies
  • Your transport is canceled or delayed because of severe weather, natural disaster, hijacking, or strike.

Delayed baggage

What do you do if you’re arrived in Vancouver, but your bags haven’t? If your luggage is delayed for more than 12 hours, our policies cover essential purchases so you can rest easy while you wait for your bags to turn up.

Our policies also offer coverage if your bags and personal effects are lost, damaged, or stolen.

Travel tip 2: make copies of your essential travel documents and carry essentials such as toiletries, medications, and irreplaceable items in your carry-on luggage.

Trail running. Photo credit: Getty images / Ascent Xmedia

Cover for adventure activities and sports

If you’re into the outdoors, Canada is the place to go! Our travel insurance policies offer cover for more than 150 activities, sports, and experiences from skiing in Whistler, to hiking in Jasper National Park, or mountain biking in Montreal. We can also cover some water-based activities, including kayaking and white-water rafting.

Keep in mind that some of these activities may require you to use specific safety gear or to be accompanied by a licensed guide, and other terms and conditions may apply. Be sure to read the exclusions section of your policy closely because some activities such as Mountaineering and professional sports are not covered.

If you’re not sure if something you’re planning on doing while on holiday is covered, please contact us before you organize your policy.

Travel tip 3: Canada experiences diverse climates. Pack layers, waterproof gear, and check weather forecasts before heading out for your adventures.

Want travel inspo for your Canadian adventures?

Check out our handy guides to get better acquainted with the ‘Great White North’:

This is only a summary of coverage and does not include the full terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of the policy. You should read your Policy Document in full, so you understand what is and isn’t covered. That way there won’t be any surprises if you need to use it. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

The information provided is of a general nature and is provided for information purposes only. It does not constitute financial advice in any form and should not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining professional advice that is specific to your circumstances. You should seek advice from a financial advice provider if you would like further information about whether a particular product is appropriate for you and your circumstances.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you

Trip Cancellation

Protect your trip from unexpected cancellation.

  • Explorer Plan: Unlimited
  • Standard Plan: $5,000
Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Overseas

Take the pain out of medical costs.

  • Explorer Plan: Unlimited
  • Standard Plan: $5,000,000
Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transport

We'll get you to hospital in a flash

  • Explorer Plan: Unlimited
  • Standard Plan: $500,000
Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Cover your stolen or damaged gear and tech.

  • Explorer Plan: $10,000
  • Standard Plan: $2,000
Protect your gear
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Overseas Medical Expenses
  • Emergency dental treatment
  • 24 hour assistance
  • Emergency medical transport & repatriation
  • Cancellation costs
  • Trip interruption costs
  • Compassionate emergency visit home
  • Resumption of trip
  • Theft or accidental damage to baggage and personal items
  • Baggage delay over 12 hours
  • Funeral expenses overseas or repatriation of remains
  • Personal liability
This is a general summary for New Zealand residents only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Check the policy documents for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

If you need medical assistance or emergency medical evacuation our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

From New Zealand & Overseas:
+61 2 8263 0470 or
+61 2 8292 1470
(reverse charges via an operator from anywhere in the world)

Within Australia (Free call): 1800 611 210

Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.