Canada destination information

All you need to know before visiting Canada

Canada summary

Canada is an immense country with around 36M Canadian. Official languages are French and English. Canada uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC-08:00 to UTC-03:30 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Canada is Canadian Dollar (CAD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 195
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 36

ATMs in Canada are Available everywhere. Internet speed in Canada is on average 13.1 Mbps. In Canada you drive on the right side. Most cars have automatic transmission.

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👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 36M ☀️ ~-7 °C 🌧 ~37 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 9985k km2 (3855k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • French


Currency 💱

1 CAD = 0.74 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Canada uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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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 .

international: + 1 204 1234567
calling local: 1204 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Canada is on average 13.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Canada is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Canada you drive on the right side. Most cars have automatic transmission.

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

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