Shopping for travel insurance online is convenient, fast, can save you money, and on the rise among Canadians.
We get a lot of questions from readers asking where to buy travel insurance online in Canada, so we’ve created a short list of companies that sell travel insurance in Canada.
Kanetix.ca is the biggest online comparison site for travel insurance in Canada. They’re a great place to get quotes so you can compare different policies and prices. Kanetix offers quotes from companies that include RSA Travel Insurance Inc., LS Mutual, Group Medical Services, TIC Travel Insurance, Travel Guard Canada and TuGo.
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Squaremouth is a travel insurance comparison site that’s making inroads into Canada. One of Squaremouth’s biggest strengths is their detailed search filters, which are very handy if you’re looking for something specific in your policy.
For example, Squaremouth’s filters will let you search for a policy with $10,000,000 of coverage, with a $100 deductible, and that allows cancellation for any reason.
World Nomads offers insurance to people in over 140 countries. World Nomads is likely best known in the backpacker world, but is a low cost alternative for all travelers, even for shorter trips. World Nomads insurance covers many adventure activities.
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If you’re a backpacker, or going on a long trip, World Escapade are well worth a getting a quote, as our World Escapade review found that their quotes were very competitive. Like World Nomads, World Escapade insurance covers most sports activities, making them a great choice for active travelers. World Escapade insurance is available to travelers who are 74 years old or younger on the date of application.
Travelcuts insurance (formerly called Travel CUTS Bon Voyage insurance) is a solid choice for young travelers. Insurance starts at $1.33 a day, and is for travelers age 50 and under. Check out our Travelcuts review.
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Do you have a favorite online travel insurance company? Let us know in the comments below!
*As always, the information on this page is from one Canadian traveller to another. We have spent years abroad and have gotten to know the ins and outs of the industry however we are not travel insurance agents. If you have any travel insurance questions, please talk to a qualified travel insurance agent or broker. Finally, policies and plans can and do change all the time, without warning, so always consult your insurance policy since that is the legal document to which you are agreeing to.
*This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.