Best Travel Credit Cards

Planning your next road trip? Canada’s best travel credit cards can help you make the most out of your travels. Take advantage of perks such roadside assistance and lounge access. Apply today!

Best Overall Travel Card
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In your first year as a new Cobalt Cardmember, you can earn 2,500 Membership Rewards® points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in net purchases on your Card.

This could add up to 30,000 points in a year, enough for $300 in statement credits redeemed towards purchases charged to your card or $225 in American Express® Prepaid Cards.

Plus, you can earn a Welcome Bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend a total of $3,000 in purchases on your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership.

Earn 5x the points on eligible eats and drinks in Canada, including groceries and food delivery.

Earn 3x the points on eligible streaming subscriptions in Canada.

Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible transit & gas purchases in Canada and eligible travel purchases.

Earn 1 point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else.

Transfer points 1:1 to several frequent flyer and other loyalty programs.

Access Front Of The Line® Presale & Reserved Tickets to some of your favourite concerts and theatre performances and special offers and events curated for Cardmembers with American Express® Experiences.

$12.99 monthly fee ($155.88 annually).

*Terms and conditions apply.

Purchase interest rate: 20.99%

Cash advance: 21.99%

Balance transfer: N/A

Credit recommended: 660+

Min. income: $0

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Best Welcome Offer
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Earn up to 40,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points in your first year (that’s up to $400 towards travel)*.

Plus, no annual fee in the first year, including on supplementary cards and 5x Scotia Rewards points on Travel for the first 3 months (up to $2,500 in total travel purchases).

Earn 2x Scotia Rewards® points on every $1 you spend on eligible grocery stores, dining, entertainment purchases and daily transit purchases (including buses, subways, taxis and more).

Enjoy no foreign transaction fees, including for shopping online or abroad.

Enjoy Complimentary Airport Lounge Access, plus 6 free lounge visits per year.

$139 annual fee (1st year waived).

*Terms and conditions apply.

Purchase interest: 19.99%

Cash advance: 22.99%

Balance transfer: 22.99%

Credit recommended: 660+

Min. income: $60,000/yr

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Best No Fee Travel Card
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$200 in First Time Bonuses* – when users spend at participating merchants.

Earn up to 40% back in points at Brim’s network of over 200 partners.

Partner offers include 10% back at Lululemon, 4% back at Microsoft, 4% back at Nike, 3% back at Warby Parker plus over 200 other offers.

Earn up to 3% on flights from eligible airlines (Lufthansa, Etihad, Avianca, Emirates).

Earn 1% back everywhere else.

0% foreign transaction fees.

No annual fee.

Enjoy complimentary Boingo Wi-Fi while on the road.

Have peace of mind with 6 different kinds of purchase and travel insurance, including the unique Ticket Protector insurance.

*Terms and Conditions apply.

Purchase interest: 19.99%

Cash advance: 21.50%

Balance transfer: 19.99%

Credit recommended: 725+

Min. income: $0

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