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Canada uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.
The languages that are typically spoken are English and French
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Import and export information
Tobacco:200 grams of manufactured tobacco; and
Tobacco:200 tobacco sticks.
Alcohol:Any amount up to CAD$10,000 (or foreign equivalent) can be freely imported or exported. Travellers must report anything over this amount to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when they arrive or leave. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CBSATravelling with CAN$10,000 or more.
Currency:Any amount up to CAD$10,000 (or foreign equivalent) can be freely imported or exported. Travellers must report anything over this amount to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) when they arrive or leave. For further information on this recommendation, please visit the CBSATravelling with CAN$10,000 or more.
Other items:Travellers may bring 'personal baggage' for their own use. This includes clothing, camping and sport goods, cameras and computers. These must leave Canada when the traveller leaves.
Other items:Gifts can be imported if each gift is valued at CAD$60 or less. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or commercial goods may not be claimed as gifts.
Other items:Seeing-eye dogs are allowed into Canada without restrictions.
Other items:For further information on the above, please visitVisitors to Canada.
Goods with a misleading country of origin.
White phosphorus matches.
Firearms and weapons must be declared, and require permits. For further information, please visit the CBSAImport and Export a Firearm or Weapon into Canada.
Explosives and fireworks must be declared, and require permits. For further information, please visit the CBSAAdministration of the Explosives Act.
Vehicles are subject to importation requirements. For further information, please visit the CBSAImportation of Vehicles.
Used or second-hand mattresses are prohibited unless they have a certificate verifying that they have been cleaned and fumigated. For further information, please visit the CBSAUsed or Second-Hand Mattresses and Materials Therefrom.
Certain antiquities considered to have historical significance to their country of origin require export permits. For further information, please visit Import of Cultural Property.
Clothing, handbags, and textiles may require import permits. For further information, please visit Global Affairs CanadaExport and Import Controls.
Certain health products, such as prescription drugs, may be subject to restriction. For further information, please visit Health CanadaImport Requirements for Health Products.
Food, plant, and animal products must be declared. For further information, please visit theCanadian Food Inspection Agency.
Endangered species of plants and animals require import permits. For further information, please visit Environment and Climate Change CanadaConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some are prohibited. For further information, please visit the Canadian Food Inspection AgencyImporting or Travelling with Pets.
Radio communication equipment may require authorisation fromIndustry Canada.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
As hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A, travellers should consult with their doctor prior to travel to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is necessary.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals and researchers, or for those who may come into contact with bats.