Experience Fort Lauderdale

Fast facts
  • Stroll along the beachfront promenade known as The Strip
  • Explore the mangroves and marshes of Everglades National Park
  • Shop in chic local boutiques or head to one of the nearby outlet malls

With more than 300 sunny days a year, Fort Lauderdale is the perfect destination for Canadians looking to soak up the sun in paradise. Located just north of Miami, this Floridian destination is home to beautiful palm-lined shores and prime shopping. Wander along Las Olas Boulevard where you can shop ‘til you drop in designer boutiques, sip refreshing cocktails on outdoor terraces and grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous restaurants. With over 37 kilometres of shoreline to choose from, you’ll never run out of spots to lay down your beach towel. Make sure to visit the sparkling sands of Lauderdale Beach, where you can stroll along the scenic seaside promenade and take the ultimate Instagram shot. Fort Lauderdale is also located just a short drive from Everglades National Park, where you can spot some of the area’s exotic wildlife like alligators and panthers on an airboat ride.

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Travel tips

National language: English

Currency: USD (United States Dollar). We recommend travellers bring USD (United States Dollar) for their vacation.

Language notes: Hello! English is the official language of the United States.

Voltage: 120V

Travel tips: Outlets here use the same voltage as in Canada.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for our full packing list.

What to buy: Vibrant pastels are a hallmark of Miami's Art Deco aesthetic. Bring home a bit of the region's beachy flair with a bright accessory in this colour palette.

Getting around: Whether you’ve booked a hotel and flight vacation package or a flight-only to Florida, we recommend pre-booking a car rental so you can get around the Sunshine State with ease: https://rentalcar.com/sunwing/

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