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Canada travel guide

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Find out all you need to know and more with our handy Canada travel guide.  Get the low down on all the important stuff like getting there and around, best places to go, not-to-be-missed events and the do's and don’ts, plus the not so essential but still very handy stuff like how much a bottle of maple syrup costs.  Check it out!

Experience the winter wonderland that is Canada!  Indulge your love for all things snowy – whether you’re into sports like skiing, snowboarding and ice-skating or keen to soak up the views of snow-capped mountains, glaciers and frozen lakes – there’s something for everyone.  Visit the Niagara Falls, explore the Banff National Park or check out the rare wildlife all year round (yup Canada gets some sizzling summers too).

Fast facts


Languages spoken
Aboriginal languages including Ojibwe, Cree, Inuktitut and Mi'kmaq.

Name: Dollar
Code: CAD
Symbol: $

Canadian appliances operate on 110 volts and the cycle is 60Hz, which is identical to the US voltage. Main wall sockets and plugs are two parallel flat prongs, making a universal adaptor necessary for overseas electrical devices.

Time zones
Six of the worlds 24 time zones cover Canada and in fact some provinces and territories encompass two or even three time zones within their borders. From east to west, they are:
Newfoundland Time Zone (GMT – 3:30)
Atlantic Time Zone (GMT- 4)
Eastern Time Zone (GMT – 5)
Central Time Zone (GMT – 6), Mountain Time Zone (GMT – 7)
Pacific Time Zone (GMT – 8)

Daylight Saving Time begins in Canada from the second Sunday of March, when the clocks go forward one hour, and ends on the first Sunday of November (clocks then go back one hour).

Country dialling code

Measurements and weights

*The small print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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