Canada international travel guide in 2024

Canada international travel guide in 2024

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Canada travel details 🇨🇦
Canada has a population of 36M with main currency as Canadian Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Canada travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Canada. 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.

Canada travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
We’ve reviewed our advice for Canada and continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions. We advise:  Exercise normal safety precautions in Canada.

Issue Date : Apr 22, 2024

Canada weather

Canada essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Canada

Currencies

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

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.

Internet in Canada

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 in Canada

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.

Emergecy

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112
Police
112
Ambulance
112
Fire department
112

Canada map

Canada visa advice

If you're considering exploring Canada beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Canada transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Canada, understanding Canada Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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Disclaimer
The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.