Health & insurance
Before You Go
Canada offers some of the finest health care in the world. However, unless you're a Canadian citizen, it can be prohibitively expensive. It's essential to purchase travel health insurance if your regular policy doesn't cover you when you're abroad. Check www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-insurance for supplemental insurance information.
No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Canada. All travelers should be up to date on routine immunizations.
Visitors to Canada have access to hospitals and clinics, but they're not covered under Ontario's provincial health plan. It's highly recommended that travelers purchase travel health insurance, especially since medical-care costs can be exorbitant.
Toronto's tap water is clean and safe to drink. It goes through an extensive treatment process and is continually tested for quality. For more info, check the city's website (www.toronto.ca/services-payments).