Free VPNs With Servers In Canada (Plus Premium Options)

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The USA gets most of the coverage when talking about VPNs, but what about their northern neighbor, Canada? What options are there for free VPN’s that also have servers in Canada, so users can get an IP address there?

The options I found were not quite as plentiful as the USA, but also better than lots of other countries. There’s a couple of good free VPN options open to Canadian browsers.

Also the search results on this topic weren’t great, with lots of non relevant results returning generic free VPN services that don’t have Canadian servers, VPNs labelled as “free” that actually aren’t, or just single companies promoting their own product only.

In this post, we’ll answer the exact query head on – giving you some legitimate 100% free (but not always unlimited) VPN services that also specifically have servers located in Canada, so you can have a Canadian IP address.

Here’s a quick summary:

  1. – 10 GB free data
  2. Windscribe – 10 GB free data.
  3. PrivadoVPN – 10 GB free data
  4. Tunnelbear – 500 MB free data
  5. UrbanVPN – unlimited but not private

This might not be enough for some users, so we’ll also list some viable Premium VPN options with Canadian servers that will give you totally unrestricted and unlimited use.

Free VPN Option #1 – (Highly Recommended)

This is a brilliant little free option that I just found. are a Malaysian based VPN company that have been around since 2012, and I’ve just realized they do have a free version of their VPN with a very generous data allowance, plus a server in Canada!

Here are the key benefits of

  • Totally free to sign up, with only an email required and no other personal details
  • Free version offers a server in Canada, as well as Germany, Netherlands, USA West and USA East.
  • 10 GB monthly data allowance on the free version. This is very generous for a free VPN. Once you breach this, you won’t be disconnected, but will connect to a random free server instead, which won’t be in Canada.
  • Strict zero logs policy, including on the free version. No user data collected or stored.
  • Fast servers
  • Paid version also offers competitive plans.

Click here for more on the free version of, plus how to get it.

It’s a great option if you specifically want a VPN that can give you an IP address in Canada, but on the downside, the free version doesn’t offer any streaming support, so you might not be able to get it to work with streaming services like Netflix (you might do with some persistence, but no way close to guaranteed).

However, 10 GB per month (around 300 MB/day) is a very generous allowance and can literally sort a basic internet user’s entire monthly needs.

For reference, here’s what here’s a quick summary of what you can expect different activities to use in terms of data:

  • Basic browsing – Doesn’t use much – 10-20 MB per hour.
  • Social media – Uses a bit more – 100-150 MB per hour.
  • Multiplayer Online gaming – 50-60 MB per hour.
  • YouTube Video (10 minutes):
      • 480p – 80 MB
      • 720p (HD) – 250 MB
  • YouTube video (1 hour)
      • 480p – 500-700 MB
      • 720p (HD) – 1.5-2 GB
      • You can change YouTube video quality using the settings cog in the bottom right of videos.
  • Netflix movie
      • SD – 700 MB per hour.
      • HD – 3 GB per hour
      • Ultra HD – 7 GB per hour
      • See here for source plus how to change Netflix data usage settings.

For clarity, a GB is around 1000 MB, so 10 GB is around 10,000 MB.

Here’s what you could reasonably do on Free plan:

  • For just basic browsing and logging into your emails once or twice daily, plus some social media, it could literally be fine for an entire month. I think you could stay within a 300 MB/day allowance quite easily.
  • If you’re also watching YouTube, then it does use a lot more data, but you’ve still got some room with a 10 GB monthly allowance. For example, you could watch one or two 10 minute YouTube videos daily, plus basic browsing, and you’d probably still stay within your limit over a month.
  • If you want to watch more or longer YouTube videos, or some other streaming, especially in HD, then you will struggle to stay within the allowance. Consider look at UrbanVPN below, or go for a Premium VPN listed at the bottom.

Free VPN Option #2 – Windscribe Free Version (10 GB Allowance)

This is basically a very close match to’s free offering, with Windscribe too offering a free version with 10 GB of monthly data to use.

Here are some features of Windscribe free version:

  • 10 GB data use per month on the free plan
  • Free servers in 10 countries including Canada.
  • Other free server locations – USA, UK, Hong Kong, Germany, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Norway, Romania.
  • Strict zero logs policy, even on the free version
  • Canadian based company.
  • Unlimited connections allowed even on free version
  • Apps for all major devices.
  • Only an Email address required to get free version.
  • Paid plans start at $4/month for a 12 month subscription.

Click here to get started with Windscribe– go to their Features page and select their Free Plan.

This could be a great complement to – use both of them to get a combined 20 GB of free monthly data usage, which can cover the monthly needs of low to moderate internet users. When you run out on one service, switch to the other one.

Free VPN Option #3 – PrivadoVPN Free Version (10 GB Allowance)

Now let’s go on to yet another free VPN which runs on an almost identical model to and Windscribe. PrivadoVPN are a newer service that also offer a free version with Canadian servers and a 10 GB monthly data allowance.

Here are some features of PrivadoVPN free version:

  • 10 GB data use per month on the free plan
  • Free servers in 8 countries and 12 locations on the free plan – including the Canada (Montreal)
  • Other free server locations – USA (New York, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles), UK, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, France, Switzerland.
  • Strict zero logs policy, even on the free version
  • Based in Switzerland with strong privacy laws
  • 1 connection allowed on free version
  • Apps for all major devices.
  • Email address only required to get free version.
  • Paid plans start at $5/month for a 12 month subscription.

Click here to get started with the free version of PrivadoVPN – go to their Pricing page and select their Free Plan.

Now you can see that Canadian users are actually a bit spoiled for choice when it comes to free VPN options. You can combine these 3 options we’ve covered so far (, Windscribe and PrivadoVPN – 10 GB each) and you’ve got a combined 30 GB of monthly data you can use with a free Canadian IP address. When one runs out, just switch to another one.

Free VPN Option #4 – Tunnelbear Free Version (500 MB Allowance)

This is usually my preferred option, but for Canadian servers, it can’t match or Windscribe or PrivadoVPN, with it’s 10 GB allowance. Tunnelbear also offer a free version of their VPN service, but you only get 500 MB of data a month – only around 5% of what you get with The free version has a server in Ontario, Canada.

This means it really only is good for very basic surfing, and not any video streaming at all, but on the plus side it is a proper VPN service. They’re also based in Canada if you want to support local. It’s just quite limited on the free version.

Click here to visit Tunnelbear’s site. Click the Tunnelbear logo on the top left to go back to the homepage, and click on “Plans”. If you sign up for the Free account, you get 500 MB of data to use each month.

The Free plan is buried away somewhat in the menus and not heavily promoted, as for obvious reasons, they’d prefer customers used paid plans, but you can still find it by clicking back to the homepage and finding the Plans page.

Here’s what you could realistically do with the Tunnelbear free version:

  • Perfect for short term holiday use (eg. 1-2 weeks or less in Canada), just logging into your emails once or twice a day, making purchases etc. Any more than 1 week away you might need a Premium service (see last section).
  • Very light, basic browsing (emails, shopping, directions, news etc), but you will see your 500 MB/month quote drain quickly – just 16/17 MB per day for a month.
  • Anything where you really need a secure connection – making payments, logging into sensitive accounts, entering any other personal information – I’d use the Tunnelbear VPN and not a shared VPN like UrbanVPN we’ll cover below.
  • You can use it to keep your connection secure whilst signing up for an unlimited, Premium VPN service that’ll serve you better long term (see section at the bottom).

Here’s what you can’t really use Tunnelbear free for:

  • Videos/streaming services/YouTube – uses too much data as indicated above. You’ll run out of your allowance very quickly
  • Social media – might get away with a really small amount, but again it can use up more than you might think.

Free VPN Option #5 – UrbanVPN (Unlimited)

Now let’s move to the third major free Canada VPN server option I could find, that almost like an inverse of the Tunnelbear service in terms of pro’s/cons – it’s got unlimited use, but the server speeds/reliability and privacy are not as good.

UrbanVPN pride themselves on being a totally free, peer to peer VPN service, using the connections of users to re-route traffic. It’s like the users are each acting as VPN’s for the other users, almost like a crowd-funded VPN service.

They’ve got servers in 80+ countries at present, including in Canada, an use of all these servers is unlimited and free.

Click here to get started with UrbanVPN

Here are the main benefits of UrbanVPN:

  • Totally free to use
  • No need to set up any account or provide any details – just download the program/app and get started.
  • Totally free and unlimited server use.
  • Available for all major browsers, devices and operating systems.
  • Has a server in Canada.

But unfortunately, there are some negatives to the service:

  • There are some reviews that report slow and unreliable servers (unfortunately, this is to be expected on free services)
  • An ambiguous privacy policy that doesn’t make it exactly clear how your data is collected, used or stored.
  • Zero customer support if the service goes down or you have difficulties (again to be expected with a free service)
  • It’s just difficult to know exactly how secure your data is, or where it’s going. Ultimately, security and privacy and too much up-in-the-air with a peer to peer service like this. It’s the same reason I don’t use the Opera browser VPN for logging into really important accounts – I don’t like using generic shared IP address proxies/VPN’s, even if they claim to be “VPN’s”. You don’t know where your data is going, and they don’t offer the same level of security and privacy as a Premium VPN.

UrbanVPN is definitely NOT a 100% confidential, zero logs VPN:

However, if privacy isn’t really important to you, and you just want a VPN that can give you an IP address in Canada with unlimited use, UrbanVPN can be perfect.

Here’s what UrbanVPN could be good for:

  • Video streaming on sites like YouTube (because bandwidth is unlimited), as long as your connection is good enough for it.
  • Possibly logging into streaming services that require a Canadian IP address, provided you are happy entering login details on a shared/P2P VPN. However, be aware that these free, shared VPN services RARELY consistently work for unlocking major streaming sites like Netflix or Disney Plus. Even some Premium VPNs struggle to consistently do this, so free VPN’s have even less chance.
  • Social media account possibly, again if you’re OK with this. Personally I’d only do this if my passwords for these accounts wasn’t used for any other account.

Whatever you’re doing, just be aware of the privacy policy, and that your personal data and browsing history can still be collected whilst using the UrbanVPN service. If privacy and security is your primary concern, then I’d use Tunnelbear or instead.

With VPN’s though, you always get what you pay for, and free services are always going to be restricted and restrictive, whether it’s with data use (Tunnelbear and or reliability and privacy (UrbanVPN).

To get a proper, unlimited, fully secure VPN service, where you know your connection is going to be fast, unlimited and reliable, and your personal data is going to be safe and private, you need to pay for a Premium service.

VPNs That DON’T Really Have Free Canadian Servers

As with much of the VPN market, the search results for this topic aren’t great, with lots of incorrect and non relevant information appearing on the first few pages.

Let’s correct this by listing some VPN services which, despite what may appear in the first few pages of search results for free Canada VPN’s, do NOT currently offer 100% free Canadian servers you can use:

  • ExpressVPN – Are a great Premium VPN service with one of the best server selections on the market, but they DON’T offer any free VPN servers, in Canada or elsewhere. They do offer a 30 day refund guarantee, but all plans require upfront payment.
  • CyberGhost – Do have a free version, but not with servers in Canada. You can sign up for 24 hours free access, but registration is required.
  • NordVPN – Excellent Premium service, with great server choice, but they don’t offer any free servers or a free version. You have to register and pay to use them.
  • ProtonVPN – Offer an excellent free unlimited version of their service, but only with servers in USA, Netherlands and Japan. They don’t have free servers in Canada; you need a paid plan for that.

A lot of VPN marketing and search results equates them having a 30 day money back guarantee to being effectively “free”, because you can pay for a month, and then claim a refund if you don’t like it. Or you can sign up and get 1, 3 or 7 day trial.

Whilst it’s a nice feature many VPN’s offer now, that’s not my definition of “free”. In this post, I’ve tried to keep it relevant and accurate by including ONLY VPN options which a) Are 100% free to sign up to and use, ZERO upfront payment, and b) Have 100% free Canadian servers that can be used on their free versions.

Some Premium VPN Services With Servers In Canada

For totally free, unlimited and secure VPN use, you need a paid plan. These all come with fast, reliable servers, unlimited use and zero-logs, meaning your privacy is more protected than with using a shared VPN/proxy service. They are also much more likely (though not certain) to allow you to access geo-restricted streaming services like Netflix, that will very often be blocked if you try and use a free VPN.

The good news is that almost all Premium VPN services will have at least 1 server in Canada, so you have an open choice between hundreds of options. We’ve listed some below for you to compare and contrast.

Comparison of VPN’s With Canada Servers (links are affiliate links)

ProviderPrice (12 months paid in advance)Number of servers in CanadaNumber of Devices AllowedMain Benefits
Private Internet Access$3.33/month4 (Ontario, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver)10Review here
VyprVPN$3.75/month1 (Toronto)5Speed
ExpressVPN$8.32/month3 (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver)5Good for streaming
NordVPN$5/month480+ (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver)6Double Encryption & Server Choice
AtlasVPN$3.29/month36 (Montreal - Streaming Supported)UnlimitedCheap no nonsense VPN

Signing up for a VPN is usually very easy. You simply visit their site (click on one of our links above for each provider), sign up, pay your subscription, download their product and boot up the program.

Once running you simply select a preferred server location and open the VPN connection. You now have a secure, encrypted connection that will keep all your browsing and personal data safe over public Wi-Fi networks.


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