How to watch Canadian Netflix outside Canada



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

In this guide I’m going to teach you the simple way you can watch Canadian Netflix outside Canada.

If you’re a Canadian citizen who is travelling or you just want to tap into the Canadian Netflix catalogue to access content that isn’t available in your region then this guide is for you.

Canadian Netflix is great, it has one of the largest Netflix catalogues in the world and with some exclusive English content not available elsewhere and added French content it’s well worth checking out.

Unfortunately like Netflix worldwide you’re restricted to viewing the Netflix region of the country you’re currently in, even if you’re a Canadian who is travelling.

Below I’ll show you how you can access Canadian Netflix quickly and easily and on any type of device.

Watch Canadian Netflix outside Canada

So you want to watch Canadian Netflix in America, Canada, Australia, Europe or anywhere else in the world? To do this you’ll need to get yourself an app called a VPN.

A VPN allows you to change your location so it appears to Netflix as if you’re somewhere else. Let’s say for example you’re in the US, a VPN allows you to pretend you’re really in Canada which allows you to watch the Canadian Netflix catalogue.

A VPN is a security tool aimed at helping you protect your privacy. One feature of it is it allows you to disguise your location so no one can track you online. It is this feature that allows you to watch Canadian Netflix.

VPN services are available from a whole range of companies across the world. However, not all are suitable for watching Canadian Netflix so you can’t just plump for any.

I’ve been testing VPN services with Canadian Netflix and found ExpressVPN to be the best. Follow the steps below to get ExpressVPN and how to use it to watch Canadian Netflix outside Canada.

How to watch Canadian Netflix outside Canada

  1. Visit the website of ExpressVPN by clicking here and sign up. There’s a massive 30-day refund policy so if you’re not happy or you can’t get it working then you can simply get your money back.
  2. One you’ve signed up go to the Products section of the ExpressVPN website and download the correct app for your device.
  3. Install the app and open it. You’ll then need to login with the account details you created when you signed up for the service.
  4. Next press Choose Location (1.) and then All (2). Then Americas (3.) Now double click on Canada (4.)
  5. The app should start to make connection for you but if not click the large Connect button.
  6. Once the app has connected head over the the Netflix website like normal.

You’ll now be able to watch the entire Canadian Netflix catalogue no matter what country you’re in.

You don’t even need to have a Canadian Netflix account because you can use your account details from any country to login to the Canadian Netflix website.

ExpressVPN Canada

How does a VPN work

A VPN works by taking your connection and first routing it through a different point.

As an example if you’re in America and you try to access Netflix your request goes straight from you to the Netflix website.

When you use a VPN your request first goes to the VPN services computer (server) in Canada and then to the Netflix website. Netflix sees a request from Canada only and not from you in America.

It then serves up the Canadian Netflix website and the VPN services computer passes that back to you in America. It’s a seamless process that you won’t even know is happening because the VPN app takes care of it all.

It’s for this reason that you need to use a fast and reliable VPN service like our recommended provider ExpressVPN.

What about a free VPN service

If you don’t need to pay for something then why would you?

It’s true free VPN services do exist but what is also true is they are useless for watching Canadian Netflix outside Canada.

One of the first issues is because so many people use free VPN services it’s easy for Netflix to block connections from that service. It means free VPN services don’t work with Canadian Netflix.

As so many people are using the free VPN service it also makes it incredibly slow. For streaming video from the Canadian Netflix website to wherever you are in the world you need a fast and reliable VPN service. Free VPNs are certainly neither of those.

Finally free VPN services are a security risk. If you’re not paying for the service then the service is making money from you somehow. This can be by monitoring and selling your usage data or injecting nasties into your connection. If you don’t believe me see here, here and here.

Recap How to watch Canadian Netflix outside Canada

Watching Canadian Netflix from any country in the world is really easy. You need to get yourself a VPN app which will allow you to pretend you are in Canada even though in reality you’re in America, Mexico, Europe or anywhere else on earth.

You can get the best VPN for watching Canadian Netflix by clicking below and then following our 6 steps earlier in this guide.

I would love to hear what you’ve been watching on Canadian Netflix and what you recommend to watch. Let me know in the comments section below.


4 Responses

  1. Proton says:

    But what about sign in cause i dont have any netflix account

    • Chris says:


      Sorry for this solution you still need access to your regular Netflix account details from any country.

  2. Daniel Lora says:

    I want it for free this is trash I just want to watch netflix in canada

    • Chris says:

      Hi Daniel,

      Sadly most of the working services cost money. They good news is, they’re only a few dollars!

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