110V AC 60Hz
Int. direct dialling code
National license required. International Driving Permit recommended
Canadian Dollar (CAD 1 = 100 Cents)
CAD: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000
CAD: 1, 2. Cents: 1, 5, 10, 25
1000-1500 Mon-Fri (most banks open 0800-2100 Thur)
0900-1800 Mon-Fri (most open Sat, some on Sun, most main shops open until 2100 Thur-Fri)
Police: 911, Fire & Ambulance: 911
The southern border of Canada with the United States has a temperate climate although it experiences severe winters. The northern coast on the Arctic Ocean is permanently ice-bound or obstructed for most of the year. Warmer conditions are mainly found west of the Rockies in British Columbia where the climate resembles that of northwest Europe. Here winters are mild and summers warm. Winter temperatures on the Atlantic coast are warmer than those in the interior but the summer temperatures are lower. Generally the southern interior has a continental climate with higher summer temperatures but a long and very cold winter.
Mediumweights and lightweights for summer. A heavy topcoat and hat are required for the winter with rubber overshoes an essential item.