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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 world’s second biggest country has a lot to offer travelers, including the grandeur of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, epic road trips across the plains, and great nights out sampling the many gastronomical delights of the French-inspired Montreal and Quebec.

Wherever your visit to the ‘Great White North’ takes you, World Nomads offers travel insurance that includes cover for:

And if you’ve already left on your trip, 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

Medical Emergencies

From Poutine-eating competitions to stunning road trips and adventure activities, there’s so much to see and do in Canada that the last thing you want is to get sick or injured and then worry about how you’re going to pay the medical bill. Overseas medical insurance offers cover for emergency medical treatment in Canada for events such as:

  • Hospitalization
  • Day surgery and out-patient treatment
  • Visits to registered medical practitioners
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Ambulances
  • Extra expenses to get you home, if medically necessary
Travel tip: know your own medical history and needs. For example, if you have an existing medical condition(s) that may invalidate your cover for that specific condition. 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 or not, contact us and we can help.

24/7 Emergency Assistance Team

Our multi-lingual team is here to take the stress out of already stressful situations. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can offer assistance such as translation if you don’t speak French and in case of an emergency, arranging medical transport, providing payments direct to providers and giving support to you and your family.

Coverage for Coronavirus

Depending on your Country of Residence and the travel insurance plan you choose, you may have access to Coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage for certain events.

To find out what cover applies to you, select your Country of Residence and read our What’s Covered for Coronavirus article which has all of the details. If you’re not sure if something is covered or how to claim, contact us and we’ll let you know.

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
Travel tip: many countries may require proof of COVID vaccination and pre-entry testing before you can enter, and some countries have introduced visas and travel insurance minimum requirements. Do your research before you go as travel insurance does not cover expenses you incur because you don’t have the correct visas to enter your intended destination(s).


With all of the uncertainty when it comes to travel over the past few years, the last thing you want is to be out of pocket if you have to cancel your travel plans unexpectedly.

Depending on your Country of Residence, our travel insurance policies can offer coverage for some non-refundable, pre-paid transport and accommodation expenses, so you've got one less thing to worry about.

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 travelling companion or a close relative is hospitalized or dies.

Travel Insurance Cover for Adventure Activities

Our travel insurance policies offer cover for more than 150 activities, sports and experiences from skiing in Whistler, to hiking in Alberta and mountain biking in Montreal. We can also cover some water-based activities, including kayaking and white-water rafting. 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 – these will be outlined in your policy wording.

We offer two types of travel insurance plan – Standard and Explorer. While there are many activities covered on the Standard plan, those feeling extra adventurous may need to upgrade to the Explorer Plan. You’ll also want to read the exclusions section of your policy closely because some activities such as Mountaineering or professional sports are not covered.

Remember, 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.

Trail running. Photo credit: Getty images / Ascent Xmedia

Please note that this information is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the plans described. Please refer to the policy wordings for complete details of coverage and exclusions.

If you have a question about coverage, contact us.

Travel tip: the weather in Canada can change rapidly so make sure you’re prepared on your outdoor adventures by taking gloves, a warm jacket and a waterproof jacket – even in summer. You don’t want to get caught out!

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you*

Trip Cancellation

Been working hard for your trip?

We'll work hard to protect it.

Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Expenses

Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured?

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transportation

Know where the nearest hospital is?

Don’t stress, we’ll get you there quickly.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Love photography, filming or sport?

Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Protect your gear
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • Baggage
  • And more (depending on your country of residence)
*This is a general summary only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Coverage may not be available for all countries, states or provinces. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Get a quote for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation, our teams are 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?

Contact the team

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.