Canada has a reputation for being a very safe country, regardless of whether you are staying in a major city or more secluded areas. Its liberal values make it a safe haven for all to travel freely.
In major cities, take precautions as you would in anywhere else since petty crime can still occur. Always be vigilant and keep a close eye on your belongs. Don’t walk down poorly lit streets and always trust your intuition in any circumstance. And never carry large quantities of cash.
If you rent a car, make sure not to leave any valuables in the car, as car break-ins can be common in cities.
You may encounter a language barrier if you don’t speak French in certain parts of the country. It will definitely help to know a few phrases.