Where to Buy Travel Insurance Online – For Canadians

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.

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Policies and coverage can change at any time, without warning. This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.

Kanetix

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.

Squaremouth

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

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.

World Escapade

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

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.

You can also buy travel insurance online from almost any company that sells travel insurance, including TuGoRBC, and Blue Cross.

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Do you have a favorite online travel insurance company? Let us know in the comments below!

As always, the information in this post is from one traveller to another and please remember, we are not travel insurance agents. We have spent years abroad and have gotten to know the ins and outs of the industry however, if you have any travel insurance questions, please talk to a qualified travel insurance agent or broker. Finally, always consult your insurance policy since that is the legal document to which you are agreeing to.

Lanie Kay

A true world traveller, Lanie Kay has been to over 30 countries in the past decade and loves nothing more than waking up in a foreign country. Born and raised in western Canada, she knows the value of a dollar and, just like everyone, wishes there was more transparency when dealing with large companies.

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