Canada international travel guide

Canada

Canada is part of Americas with main city at Ottawa. It's usually 🌤️ -23.69 °C in Canada with a rainfall of 🌧 22.92 mm. Tipping is quite common in Canada and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Canada is on average 13.1 Mbps. In Canada you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 36M people. The main currency is Canadian Dollar. The languages spoken are English and French. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Canada. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~-23.69 °C   🌧 ~22.92 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 36M people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions

A small number of novel coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Canada. While Canada has not introduced new border control measures, authorities are encouraging travellers arriving from Hubei Province in China to self-isolate for 14 days. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Canada.

issued date: February 8, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

Canada uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and French

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Canada uses the Canadian dollar (symbol: $), code CAD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 dollars and 50, 25, 10 and 5 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Canada. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Canada has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Canada and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Canada is on average 13.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Canada is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about C$53.48, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Bell Wireless, Rogers Wireless, Telus or Wind. Canada uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Canada upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Canada, dial +, then 1 (the country code for Canada), then the area code (without the initial 1) and the local number. For local calls within Canada, start with the area code (with the initial 1). In the case above area code is 204 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Canada you drive on the right side. Most cars have automatic transmission. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 30-80 km/h (18-49 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways, 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on motorways and 70-120 km/h (43-74 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: February 12, 2020