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Canada is part of Americas with main city at Ottawa. Official languages are French and English. Canada uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is from UTC-08:00 to UTC-03:30 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about C$54.50, 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

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Last updated: July 13, 2019