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Oh, Canada! That land of notoriously friendly people, beautiful scenery and amazing diversity! Visiting Canada can feel like stepping into a familiar place, especially for Americans, but it is still a different country with its own rules, norms and unspoken expectations. Whether you're thinking about skiing at Banff, experiencing the big city life in Toronto or checking out quaint fishing towns in Nova Scotia, it's important to keep these unique differences in mind.

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1. Rack Up Roaming Charges

Even if you're sticking close to the U.S. border, your U.S. cell phone carrier may consider you to be out of network. Your phone will probably still work, but international roaming charges can get very expensive very quickly. Be sure to check with your carrier before you go. Talk to your bank as well, since some charge extra fees for international use.

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