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General Information

The official languages of Canada are English, French.

The national currency of Canada is Canadian dollar ($) (CAD).

1 CAD equals  .
equals  CAD.

Location

Canada

The distance from to Canada is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Canada. Exercise normal precautions in Canada. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Canada is 39. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Canada.

LGBT

Canada has a score of 10 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Canada ranks #1 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Canada.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Canada should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Canada to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Canada differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Canada, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Canada and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Possible flurries today.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 -4–8°F  /  -20–-13°C 86% 43%
Sat November 09 -12–3°F  /  -24–-16°C 73% 35%
Sun November 10 -9–-0°F  /  -23–-18°C 77% 28%
Mon November 11 -1–10°F  /  -19–-12°C 79% 12%
Tue November 12 2–12°F  /  -16–-11°C 81% 17%
Wed November 13 -5–6°F  /  -21–-14°C 77% 26%
Thu November 14 -12–1°F  /  -25–-17°C 73% 19%
Fri November 15 -12–-0°F  /  -25–-18°C 71% 18%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 08:00 am and sets at 03:55 pm. This equates to 7.9 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Canada, it is in . When the sun sets in Canada, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Canada is 3.52 CAD. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.52 CAD. Every hour of waiting time costs 35.87 CAD.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Canada.

The minimum driving age is 16 in most provinces, 14 in Alberta.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 CAD in Canada.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 12.76 CAD.

The legal drinking age in Canada is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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