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Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or an urban aficionado Canada’s far-reaching geography offers tourists the best of all worlds. From cascading waterfalls, majestic national parks, bustling city centres and oceanside escapes, visitors of all interests and lifestyles will feel at home in any of Canada’s welcoming provinces.

Cancellations and delays

Cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits on prepaid travel, tours, accommodation and meals; and travel delay expenses.

Overseas medical and hospital expenses

Unlimited cover for your emergency medical and hospital treatment if you suffer an illness or injury.
Excludes Pregnancy Cover*

Pre-existing medical conditions

Cover for 27 pre-existing medical conditions.

Travel documents, credit cards and travellers’ cheques

Cover for your lost or stolen passport, visas, credit cards, travel money cards and travellers’ cheques.

Rental vehicle insurance excess

Cover for your hire-car excess if the vehicle is damaged or stolen.

Luggage and personal effects

Cover for your damaged, stolen or lost luggage and personal effects.

Personal liability cover

Up to $5 million of legal liability cover in case you accidentally injure someone else or damage or lose their property.

Cruise cover

All four of our international travel insurance policies cover cruises, including those within Australian waters (our Domestic policy does not cover cruises).

*Pregnancy and childbirth or related complications are not covered.

Health and safety concerns for Canada

Don’t get caught unprepared, check out these handy hints for your travels in Canada.

Petty theft

By staying aware of your surroundings, dressing like a local and carrying small amounts of cash, you’ll make yourself less of a target for thieves.

Health system

Carry proof of purchase of your travel insurance on you to ensure quick and inexpensive health care. Australia does not share a reciprocal health care agreement with Canada.

Flight delays

Stay up to date on flying conditions, delayed travel can end up costing you money on hotels and pre planned activities at your destination.

Unfamiliar road rules

Make sure you stick to the right side of the road in your rental car! Travel insurance helps cover the excess in the event of any accidents.

Dangerous driving conditions

If you’ve decided the best way to travel around Canada is by car, then you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared for some challenging road conditions. Black ice is common on Canadian roads, combine that with heavy snow and rainfall and you have the makings of a perfect storm. Snow tyres and chains can be fitted to your car to navigate rough conditions and are especially important come winter.

Can I get extra coverage for
snow sports?

If you intend to ski, snowboard and/or ice-skate on your overseas trip and want to be insured against any costly mishaps, you may want to consider adding optional Snow Sports Cover to your Budget Direct travel insurance policy.

What to do before you leave for Canada

Being prepared is the key to success. By following this guide, your trip is sure to be a winner.

Organise your travel documents

Organise your travel documents

Make sure your travel documents are all in order well in advance to prevent any issues entering or leaving Canada.

Locate the Australian Embassy

Locate the Australian Embassy

Know where to get help if you find yourself in a sticky spot. The Australian High Commission is located in Ontario.

Ensure you are covered

Ensure you are covered

Cover all your bases with travel insurance that has your back in emergencies.

Overseas medical and emergency assistance

With Budget Direct travel insurance, you get access to a global assistance network of medical practitioners and emergency assistance providers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These include multilingual medical and travel specialists, including 500 doctors in 34 countries, who can provide help if you experience a medical emergency while overseas; and, if necessary, coordinate your evacuation or repatriation.

Find out more

The information on this page is a summary only. For more details about travel insurance, including the terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply, please read the product disclosure statement.

How to make a claim

If your trip didn’t go entirely to plan and you need to lodge a claim, we’re here to help.

Within Australia   1800 789 924
From Overseas   +61 7 3360 7735
Mon-Fri 8am - 7pm (AEST), Emergency assistance available 24/7

Frequently asked questions

Which sports and activities do you cover?
What happens if my trip return date changes and I need to extend my policy?

To extend your trip email us on travelhelp@budgetdirect.com.au or call us on 1800 444 424 Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm AEST as soon as you know you need to extend your trip and within two days of your policy expiring. Additional premium may be charged. Your policy can only be extended once, and only up to a maximum combined duration of 12 months.

Budget Direct Annual Multi-Trip covers you up to 30 days for each trip you take in a 12 month period. If your trip is for longer than 30 days then you will need to purchase an additional travel insurance policy.

Is cover provided for high-value items such as personal computers, video recorders and cameras?

We provide cover for personal computers, video recorders, mobile phones and cameras (except under Budget Direct Last Minute Cover). See the table of benefits in the Product Disclosure Statement for limits applicable for your level of cover.

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