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Best Canada eSim For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid eSim in Canada (Discount Code)

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In this guide you will learn how to buy a Canada eSim and the best eSim for Canada tourists. Click here to book online Canada activities and day trips

You can get the most popular eSim providers in Canada: Airalo, Holafly, Nomad, MTX and Ubigi depending on how much data you need in Canada. Read here Canada sim card for tourist

You can get the cheapest Canadian eSim with Nomad Canada prepaid eSim and Airalo eSim Canada prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). Airalo Canada eSim prepaid for $17 USD with 3 GB data and $25 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

For $36 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. Nomad eSim Canada for $16 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $24 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $36 USD with 10 GB data

If you need data packages Three HK Canada eSim for $35 USD with 20 GB data and Holafly eSim Canada will offer for $44 USD with 20 GB data if you use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CANADA

A total of $25 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Canada. There are hotels mid-budget $80-100 USD and you can find luxury accommodations starting from $200 USD.

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CANADIAN ESIM AND BEST PREPAID CANADA ESIM

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CANADA ESIM BACKGROUND

An eSim is a virtual sim card (embedded sim) that you can use to connect to data services while you’re traveling. It’s not a physical sim card that you insert on your phone. Usually, you scan a code that gives your phone access to the data plan package of that eSim.

An eSim data plan is a great way to get a data or internet package outside of your home sim card, or phone carrier service from Europe. And because you are using an eSim, you don’t have to worry about changing your phone number for Whatsapp, imessage, Telegram, or any other messaging apps.

Once you purchase an eSim, you’ll immediately be emailed a QR code that you can scan, and if you should be connected to data immediately. There are a few eSims in Canada available for tourists and prepaid eSim data plans.

There are 4 main phone operators in Canada: Rogers, Bell, Telus and Freedom Mobile. But they don’t offer eSim for tourists in Canada only with a subscription plan.

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Difference between an eSim vs getting a data plan

Ease of access to a data or internet package is the biggest difference of an eSim over a data plan from Regular mobile data carriers from your country. With an eSim, instead of buying the physical sim, you can buy a package online and activate it wherever you are.

How to Activate Your Esim Service

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You can purchase your Holafly eSim here (in this case with Holafly eSim Canada but there are other providers too). Choose the country you’re going to, and how many days you want to have unlimited data service or any other data packages for data eSim in Canada.

Remember that you’re buying internet data and not credits for sending text messages/SMS, or making phone calls. You can use regular messaging apps for these like Whatsapp, Telegram, Messenger or iMessage.

Once you have your eSim confirmation, you’ll get the code. You can save this code in your phone as an image, and scan it later, or scan it now, and you’ll immediately activate it.

Canada eSim for Tourists What do I need to have to get a data package for Canada

Before you can get an eSim Canada data package, you need to first make sure that your phone supports the eSim functionality. Unfortunately this is not available for all phones. It became available in the last year or two, making only the newest phone versions to support this feature.

If you are using an iPhone or iPad running SIM card functionality, these are the models that support the eSim feature for iOS.

iPhone and iPad with Esim Functionality

iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone SE 2 (2020), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro,, MaxiPhone SE 3 (2022). On iPhone 13 models you can have two eSIMs activated at the same time.

For iPads, you have the following.

iPad Pro 11″ (model A2068, from 2020), iPad Pro 12.9″ (model A2069, from 2020), iPad Air (model A2123, from 2019), iPad (model A2198, from 2019), iPad Mini (model A2124, from 2019)

Your ipad needs to have the sim functionality to get the esim feature.

This is how you activate an esim with iOS devices.

Android Phones with the Esim Functionality

Samsung Esim Phones

Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Watch (via Samsung Wearable application)

For Samsung subscribers, you can check the guide here for activating the esim.

Google Pixel Esim Phones

Have a Google Pixel phone, check this guide on how to activate esim. Below are the Google Pixel Phones that support esim:

Google Pixel 2 (only phones bought with Google Fi service), Google Pixel 2 XLGoogle Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3a XL, Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4 XL, Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 5a, Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Other Android Handsets that Support the eSim functionality:

Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Oppo Find X3 Pro, Oppo Reno 5A, Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G, Oppo Find X5, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Oppo A55s

Motorola Razr 2019, Motorola Razr 5G, Nuu Mobile X5, Gemini PDA, Rakuten Mini, Rakuten Big-S, Rakuten Big and Sony Xperia 10 III Lite.

There are also Ultrabooks that have the eSim functionality in them.

So check the following ultrabooks and laptops:

Microsoft Surface Pro X, Microsoft Surface Go 2, Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Advanced

Acer Swift 3, Acer Swift 7, Asus Mini Transformer

Asus NovaGo, Asus VivoBook Flip 14, HP Elitebook G5

HP Probook G5, HP Zbook G5, HP Specter Folio 13, Lenovo Yoga C630, Lenovo Miix 630

Lenovo Yoga 520, Lenovo Flex 5G and Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Check if your phone is Unlocked

The idea of having an eSim is to have another carrier providing data service/internet service to your phone. Even if your phone supports the eSim functionality, the phone needs to be open or unlocked to use any data/sim company.

Locked phones are usually the phones you purchased with a data plan with a sim card or carrier service, where you have plans that you pay monthly until your contract expires, and allowed you to get your phone at a discount or for free.

Buying a Canada eSim And Best Prepaid eSim Canada Data Plan

HOLAFLY ESIM CANADA DISCOUNT CODE

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You can order online your Canada eSim prepaid sim card for $44 USD with 20 GB data buying online your Holafly eSim Canada (even cheaper if you use our discount code GAMINTRAVELER. You can get your Canadian eSim data plan for $34 USD with 10 GB data.

AIRALO CANADA ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Canada eSim is a good alternative to have internet in Canada but you won’t be having unlimited internet service with them. Plans with Airalo eSim Canada prepaid start at $17 USD with 3 GB data and $25 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $36 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

The cheapest eSim in Canada with Airalo is $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

MORE PREPAID ESIM CANADA

Nomad eSim Canada

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Nomad eSim Canada for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days can be a great idea if you aren’t planning to use so much data. Plans with Nomad eSim Canada start at $16 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days.

You can get Nomad eSim Canada for $24 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $36 USD with 10 GB data being one of the best data packages for eSim for tourist in Canada.

3 THREE HK CANADA ESIM

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Three HK Canada eSim has great coverage in the country. Check here prices and packages in Three website!

You can get Three Canada eSim prepaid for $35 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days. Three HK Canada eSim has the most affordable data package for Canada eSim.

MTX Connect eSim Canada

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MTX Connect eSim Canada is a small provider offering data plans in Canada. MTX Connect eSim Canada for €60 with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. MTX Connect eSim Canada for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days and for €15 with 2 GB data valid for 7 days.

There are unlimited data plans starting from €10 per day and for €20 with 2 GB data valid for 7 days.

UBIGI CANADA ESIM

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Ubigi Canada esim discount code

Ubigi Canada eSim has data packages for $25 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days.

GIGSKY CANADA ESIM

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GigSky Canada eSim for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $25 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $40 USD with 5 GB valid for 30 days

BEST ESIM FOR CANADA CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST CANADA ESIM FOR TOURISTS)

If you ask me for an eSim Canada Conclusion. I would go for the cheapest eSim in Canada with Nomad Canada eSim or Airalo Canada eSim prepaid if you are planning to stay short for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

Airalo Canada eSim prepaid for $17 USD with 3 GB data and $25 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. For $36 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. Nomad eSim Canada for $16 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. ANd for $24 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. And for $36 USD with 10 GB data

If you need data packages Three HK Canada eSim offers for $35 USD with 20 GB data and Holafly eSim Canada will offer you 20 GB data for $44 USD. And MTX Connect eSim Canada for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN CANADA

There are 4 seasons in Canada. The best time to visit Canada is from the months of April to October because it is the month of the best weather. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be snowing for a few days.

Click here to know more about the weather in Canada

CASH IN CANADA

Canada has its own currency called the Canadian Dollar. A $1 USD=1.25 CAD. There are lots of ATM’s and exchange currency in many parts of the country. And you have to know that dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Canada.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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