Travel Advice for Canada
Canada
Capital: Ottawa

Time Zone Canada has 6 time zones from GMT - 3.5 in Newfoundland to GMT - 8 on the Pacific Coast.
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 1
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 011
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
911 or 0 (depending on province).
Tourist
Information
Canadian Tourism Commission, Industry Canada, 8th Floor West Tower, 235 Queens Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H5. Tel (613) 954 1000 Fax: (613) 954 3945.
Passport
Information
A passport valid for at least one day beyond the intended departure date from Canada is required. Return Ticket Required. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all except nationals of: Great Britain, Australia, USA, Japan, EU countries and others. NOTE: Visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, it is advisable to check with the nearest Canadian Consulate, Embassy or high commission prior to travel.
Health
Information
No information available at present.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency Canadian Dollar (Can $) = 100 cents.
Credit cards are widely accepted. Travellers cheques in Canadian dollars are preferred.
ATM availability: Over 13 000 locations.
Cost of
Living
Prices are similar to Western Europe. They are also dependent on season and province.
Languages English. Quebec - French.
Weather Summers are warm and sunny whilst winters can be very cold, especially in the North.
Electricity 110 Volts AC 60 Hz. American style flat, 2 pin plugs are standard.
Post 5 - 7 days.
Transport FLIGHTS: About 75 airlines operate national services.
RAIL: services are extensive across Canada.
ROADS: Extensive covering vast distances.
COACH: One of the cheapest and most convenient ways of travelling the country. Each region is well served by networks of coach-lines.
CAR HIRE: Available in all cities and airports to drivers with full licences over 21 years of age.
DOCUMENTATION: Visitors may drive with their national driving licences for up to 3 months in all provinces.
Special
Information
Smoking has been barred from most public places.