Tourist Information and Tourism Travel Guide
and visitor tax refund information to help you plan a successful
trip to Canada.
In terms of land area Canada is the second largest country in the
world. Not only is the land vast, but the range of experiences available
to visitors is almost endless. Canada is a country of very diverse
cultural and geographical features. A resource and tourism based
economy, Canada offers outdoor activities and adventures unparalleled
in the world as well as world class entertainment and dining. We
count our lakes in the hundreds of thousands and our rivers by the
thousands of miles.
The east borders on the Atlantic Ocean, provinces consist of Newfoundland,
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick which form Atlantic
Canada with its' unbreakable historical, economic and cultural bonds
to the sea.
West of here is Québec with a heritage that is treasured by its
people, and what many believe to be North America's most exciting
city - Montréal.
Continuing westward into Ontario, this is the heart of Canada, with
its beautiful parks and lakes and the giant metropolis of Toronto
and the city of Ottawa, Canada's capital.
Western Canada, reaches from Manitoba westwards across the prairies
of Saskatchewan and Alberta with the dynamic cities of Calgary and
Edmonton. The Canadian Rocky Mountains straddle the border with
The West Coast of B.C. and of Canada lies on the Pacific Ocean,
the highlight include the city of Vancouver, the floral gardens
of Victoria, and the rugged breathtaking beauty of Vancouver Island
and the interior.
Not to be forgotten are the more remote regions of Northern Canada
with untamed and unspoiled lands and a wealth of attractions for
the adventure traveller. This is a sportsman's paradise.
Canadian Visitor Tax Refund: As an
international tourist or non-resident, you may be eligible for a
Tax Refund on the GST/HST you paid on hotel accommodation, travel
tour packages, and/or goods that you take home. You must spend a
minimum of CAN$200 (before taxes) of goods and/or accommodation.
Eligible receipts show a minimum amount of CAN$50 (before taxes).
You can download the online application form from the Canadian
Tax Refund site.
the following address on a good sized envelope: CTR - Canadian Tax
Refund P.O. Box 42090 Vancouver, B.C. V6P 6S6 CANADA and bring this
envelope with you on your visit to Canada. Enjoy your holiday, and
simply save your receipts into this envelope throughout your visit.
When you return home, mail the envelope and receipts with your completed
application signed and dated. You have up to one year from the date
of departure to make a claim.
Tour Packages often include accommodation, meals and transportation.
Can you claim a GST/HST refund for this? Yes, you can claim 50%
of any eligible taxes.