Today I would like to share some facts about Canada specifically things you SHOULD NOT do here in Canada. Many things are different to Europe or Asia. So inform yourself before you do something even though you are sure about the laws. Better safe than sorry. Here are a few things you have to take care of!
- Do not drink and drive: The legal alcohol limit is indeed 0,8‰ BUT in case of an accident the insurance will pay nothing at all and also the police men know no mercy in case of drink and drive and the penalties are brutal! It´s also not allowed to drink on streets out of bottles.
- Never forget to have a health insurance for your stay in Canada. A day in a Canadian hospital can easily cost you around 1000$ or even more so get informed about the insurance!
- If you go to one of the many national parks, never feed an animal or break an branch! A bouquet of flowers from a national park can cost you up to 500$, so you better buy one at a florist!
- For the smokers among us: Smoking is kind of a taboo in Canada and much more expansive than in Europe. In all public buildings (Bars, Clubs, Airports etc.) it´s not allowed to smoke. There is even a law that you are not allowed to smoke within 6 meters from entrances of public buildings.
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