Never been to Mexico city before,Hearing alot about crime there and it not being safe for Canadians.Not planning on going to any clubs.only there for a wedding
Take normal big city precautions - do not flash cash, walk streets drunk, visit shady areas, hire hookers and you will be fine. Mexican weddings are large and go all night. User Uber or sitio taxes (ask the business to call one) over hailing taxis. Enjoy.
Can you expand on what you've heard? Have you heard of specific incidents involving Canadians (or any tourists)? Here on Trip Advisor, visitors have reported being pickpocketed and I think one person mentioned being held up at knife point but I've not heard of anything more serious. Myself, I'm a Canadian who visits Mexico City several times a year and I feel very safe there. Also, do a search for "safety" using this forum's search function and you can read how other visitors have described the city over the past couple of years.
Here's one such past discussion:
We’ve been in Mexico City for 5 days now. Staying near the Alameda Park. We’ve been out and about in the Centro, Roma, Condessa, and Polanco during the day and at night and never once felt threatened or like we were in any sort of dangerous situation. As another poster said, take normal “big city” precautions.
As for Uber: we’ve used it every day and it’s been fine, but it helps to know where you’re going. We had one driver take us a few blocks from our destination. I think he was lost despite the GPS.Edited: 05 July 2018, 19:27
I travel solo to CDMX staying in the colonia Centro Hitorico and riding the Metro without any issues. Now I am not out and about in the wee hours of the morning either..... but no issues. I was 'jostled' once on a Metro station when a group of teenage girls pushed and shoved quite a bit.... which is reported to be the pre-curser to pick-pocketing..... but I was okay and nothing was taken not any attempts made in my pockets. Anyway....... no safety issue as far as I was concerned.
I am in CDMX at the moment and feel very safe. I have been here many times and do speak some Spanish. I am a woman traveling alone. Mexico City is one of the greatest cities in the world.Edited: 05 July 2018, 20:20
Countless threads on safety already in this forum ... all with lots of great insight. All of those responses to those other threads are summarized nicely by the people who repeated them here.
In short, it’s perfectly safe. Absolutely. (Whatever you’ve heard is uninformed opinion from people who’ve never been there and don’t actually know what they’re talking about.)
Just as in NYC or Chicago or Houston or Toronto or Winnipeg ... don’t go to bad areas, don’t do stupid things. They’re all equally unsafe to Mexico City ... if you go to the wrong places or put yourself in stupid situations.
We took our family of four - including our two pre-teen children - to CDMX. We visited countless areas of the city, saw amazing sights, and had great experiences. Not once did we feel unsafe, and I’d go back in a heartbeat. We loved it, and recommend visiting without hesitation.
The Camino Real Polanco is a gem, the work of the late great architect Ricardo Legorreta. He had help from Luis Barragán and the eternal fountain is by sculptor Isamu Noguchi with a wall by artist Matias Goeritz -https://enlacearquitectura.com/7-datos-historicos-que-no-conocias-sobre-el-hotel-camino-real/
I always try to stay there at least a night or so and just take some lounging time to appreciate the pool and hotel.