SIM card for Canada

Are you planning a journey to Canada and wish to stay connected during your tour? We introduce you to the best eSIM cards and SIM cards for Canada and help you decide which offer suits your travel plans best.

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Phone and internet in Canada

A journey through the pristine wilderness, the unique national parks, and the fascinating metropolises of Canada is an extraordinary adventure! If you want to stay connected and informed during your vacation, make sure you get an eSIM card or SIM card for Canada before you set off.

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Canada SIM card: is it worth it?

Check the weather forecast, find a restaurant nearby, share vacation photos, and videos, or call your loved ones at home: there are many good reasons to buy a SIM card for Canada before you travel.

With a Canada SIM card, you will not only make substantial savings on roaming costs, it also guarantees excellent network coverage, sufficient data volume, and the certainty of being able to access GPS at any time without problems.

SIM card or eSIM card for Canada?

A conventional, physical SIM card is inserted into the smartphone. It is the link between the phone and the mobile phone provider and thus enables access to all network services.

The eSIM (short for "embedded SIM"), on the other hand, is built into a device and therefore cannot be replaced. Strictly speaking, it is not a SIM card in the true sense of the word, but a circuit integrated into the smartphone that performs the functions of a SIM card.

The chip of your eSIM can be rewritten so that you no longer have to wait for a new SIM card when you change providers.

Most current smartphones (e.g., iPhones from the XS onwards, Samsung from the Samsung Galaxy S20 onwards, Google from the Google Pixel 3 onwards) are eSIM-capable. There are also various smartwatches that have an eSIM function.

Buying a SIM card for Canada online

If you are traveling to Canada, it is recommended that you buy a SIM card online before your departure. You can activate it directly at the airport to get online immediately and, for example, navigate your way to your accommodation or through the local public transport system. 

If you prefer a physical SIM card for Canada or your smartphone is not capable of eSIM, you can choose the offer from TravSIM.

  • Provider: TravSIM
  • Tariff duration: 10 - 30 days
  • Data volume: 5 GB - 22 GB
  • Price: € 19.99 € - € 59.99
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Canada eSIM card from BNE

There are a number of providers where you can buy an eSIM card online. BNE is one of the top providers, as you can choose from a variety of eSIM cards for Canada with different sizes and validity periods.

For example, you can set your data volume per day or per month or choose an eSIM card with unlimited validity. These are the prices for the eSIM card Canada from BNE with limited validity:

Data volume Price
1 GB € 5.32
3 GB € 17.86
5 GB € 28.50
10 GB € 50.35
20 GB € 87.40

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Beforehand, consider for what purposes and to what extent you want to make calls and use the Internet, and choose your eSIM card accordingly.

These examples will help you to better estimate your required data consumption:

Activity Data usage
Google search (per search query) 0.20 MB
Send/receive an e-mail 0.20 MB
Send/receive a WhatsApp message 0.01 MB
Facebook & Instagram (scroll, per page with pictures and videos) 2.00 MB
Music streaming, e.g., Spotify (per minute) 1.50 MB
Watch YouTube video (per minute, high resolution) 8.00 MB
Video streaming, e.g., Netflix (per minute, high resolution) 35.00 MB

Unlimited data tariffs for Canada

If you want to remain as flexible as possible during your journey to Canada or if you make a lot of phone calls and surf the Internet, you can also choose an unlimited data tariff. It offers you the following advantages:

  • You don't have to estimate your expected data volume before your trip to Canada.
  • You know the fixed price for each day before you start your travels.
  • You always have a reliable Internet connection.
  • There's no need to recharge during your trip.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have any more questions about Canada SIM cards? You can find useful information and tips in our FAQ.

Not all smartphones from abroad work with Canadian frequencies. Especially if you have an older device, you should check whether it is compatible with the local frequency bands before deciding on a SIM card or eSIM card for Canada. Web portals such as or Kimovil can help you with this.

Roaming in Canada works just like anywhere else in the world. The mobile phone providers of travelers from Europe often have international roaming plans that allow them to use their smartphone in Canada. However, these international roaming plans can be very expensive.

To avoid surprises on your cell phone bill, you should find out before your journey to Canada whether data, calls, and text messages are included in your tariff and what costs are involved. In most cases, it is worth buying a SIM card for Canada.

There are a variety of different cell phone providers in the provinces of Canada. The most important ones are:

  • Telus: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec
  • Bell: Ontario, Quebec
  • Rogers / Fido-Microcell: Ontario, Quebec
  • Virgin Mobiel: Ontario
  • Aliant: Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prinz Edward Island
  • SaskTel: Saskatchewan

You can also buy your Canada SIM card in the country. However, if you order the SIM or eSIM online while planning your journey, you have the advantage that you can use it as soon as you arrive at the Canadian airport and don't have to search for a store that offers a suitable SIM card.

You can use WhatsApp free of charge in Canada to exchange photos, messages, or voice messages. However, this requires that you have access to an internet connection. If you are not connected to free Wi-Fi or use a Canada SIM card, you may quickly incur high extra costs due to international roaming.