About Canada our man knows quite a bit. The NHL and maple syrup — perhaps the knowledge of the layman about the country are limited. Overall, the security situation in Canada can be described in three words: very safe country.
Foreigners who came to Canada for tourism or study, noted the high level of security in the country. However, I advise you to be careful on the outskirts of large cities, especially Ottawa and Montreal
On the road
If you decide to rent a car, consider the following:
Winter in Canada is with possible storms and snow storms, it is particularly common in the Eastern territories (on the Atlantic coast), but sometimes possible in the West of the country. If you are traveling by car, check in advance the weather forecast and bring the kit to provide first aid in a strong storm you may have to sleep in the car. In Eastern Canada need to dress warmly, wear a scarf and gloves, because of the strong winter winds, the risk of frostbite.
During summer time on the Western and North-Western areas of the country (especially in British Columbia) forest fires happen. In this case, roads will be closed, so, before you go on a trip by car, check the news reports.