Canada- Important information



Local Currency

 Canadian Dollar

Local Time 

GMT – 4

Official Language

French and English

Visa Information

Canada Visas


In Canada the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Local Weather

Canada’s climate varies wildly based on geography, from perma-frost in the north to four distinct seasons towards the equator.

Tourism Website

Destination Canada

Health Information


Recommended Vaccinations for Canada

Health Tips

Health Tips for Canada Travel

Transportation Advice

Car Seat Laws

Children must ride in a car seat until at least 40 lbs. Children must ride in a booster until age 7, or until 80 lbs AND 4’9”.


To legally drive a car in Canada, you’ll need a driver’s license issued by the government of your province or territory. You must have it with you whenever you’re driving.

Transportation Services

Most of the main cities have taxis and smaller towns have one or two. Toronto and Montréal are the two Canadian cities with subway systems. More information on transportation in Canada can be found here.

Local Airlines

Air Canada flies nationally and internationally to more than 150 destinations. Other airlines offering domestic Canada flights include WestJet, Air Transat, Air North, First Air, Canadian North, and Porter Airlines.

Emergency Services



Fire Department




Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

Gratuities are seldom included in Canadian restaurants. It is customary to tip approximately 15-20% on the total bill before tax, less for poor service, more for truly exceptional service. Many restaurants may charge an automatic 15-18% gratuity for larger groups.

Important Holidays

Canada Public Holidays

Safety Issues

While violent crime against tourists is rare, petty and property crime is common in the country’s bigger cities.

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