Canada : Safety by City
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Brampton is a city within the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario.
It is one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities and has a population of approximately half a million people.
Brampton has a more modern architecture, so there is no such charm as in old cities.
But still, many tourists come here to see many attractions of the city, such as Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives, Great War Flying Museum – small museum and a workshop with volunteers that make replicas of WW1 planes from scratch; World Art Gallery – Featuring postcard-sized art from around the world, run by Visual Arts Brampton.
Gage Park is a popular place for walking. During the winter months, Gage Park’s circular walkway is turned into a skating rink and the park is nicely decorated with Christmas lights.
Warnings & Dangers in Brampton
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Brampton is safer among other Canadian cities in the area. Nevertheless, petty theft and drug problems often disturb this city. Tourists should be careful on the streets of the town at night and not carry a lot of valuables.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Public transport in Brampton is safe; it is recommended that you only be careful with your pockets in crowded vehicles and at stops. Taxis are reliable; it is recommended to use them when you return to the hotel late at night.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There are pickpockets in Brampton as in any city. They will not cause inconvenience to you if you follow your things, do not leave personal items unattended, do not get distracted by talking with strangers, and do not carry a lot of valuable stuff with you.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
In Brampton, several hazards most likely to occur are severe winter storms, freezing rain, heavy snowfall, heavy winds, heavy rain, floods, tornadoes, lightning, strong hurricanes, hails. Before you travel to the city, study the weather conditions and take measures to ensure your safety from weather conditions.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Armed robberies in Brampton do not happen often. But they can occur due to drug problems. If you find yourself in such a situation - give the robbers what they require and immediately contact the police. Usually, the police respond quickly to such cases.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Canada's current level is Medium, meaning that a violent act of terrorism could occur. There were no cases of terrorism in the Brampton; however, travelers should always be on the alert about this danger.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
Petty fraud at Brampton is rare. However, teens or people from the ghetto may try to trick you since tourists are usually paid the most attention. Often, such fraud will be harmless - by telling you the direction or the place you need, someone can hint that he would like to receive a monetary reward for this.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Usually, for women traveling alone, there is no problem at Brampton. They are unlikely to attract unwanted attention from local men. However, it is always worthwhile to have common sense and remember the usual security measures.
So... How Safe Is Brampton Really?
Brampton is a reasonably safe city; the crime rate is not high here.
Critical issues related to drugs and petty fraud.
Brampton ranks as the 170th most dangerous place in Canada on a list of 229 cities.
Overall, Brampton falls in the middle in most categories, but in addition to robbery, it also ranks higher in homicides and cocaine trafficking.
In the vicinity of the city and the areas remote from the center, it is most dangerous, especially at night.
Here, most of all, the settlements of the weak and juvenile delinquents are more aggressive.
Attacks and robberies in these places occur most often.
Tourists are advised to avoid these areas of Brampton day and night.
Brampton also has different ghettos, and areas of the city with such ghettos can be more dangerous than the center because you may not expect what might happen.
However, tourists should not be afraid of their stay in Brampton – usually, all skirmishes and minor crimes occur within the community of the city.
Tourists only need to keep track of their pockets and personal belongings, not to carry a lot of cash with them.
Choose central and well-lit streets and areas to move around.
Do not get involved in street fights and drunken showdowns.
How Does Brampton Compare?
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- Visas - A visa to enter Canada for tourists that stay less than 180 days is not obligatory for certain nationalities and that can be checked online. A valid passport is a must.
- Currency - The official currency in Canada is the Canadian dollar(It is often called "loonie"). The Canadian dollar has a symbol: $ and code: CAD. It is divided into 100 cents.
- Weather - The best times to visit Brampton for ideal weather are June to October. Average temperatures in Brampton vary drastically, and the weather feels cold for about half of the year and otherwise excellent with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year.
- Airports - Near Brampton, there are two airports - Lester B. Pearson International Airport, located 11 km from the city center; and Billy Bishop Toronto City Center Airport - located almost 31 km from the city center of Brampton.
- Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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