Health

Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 911
  • Police: 911
  • Fire dept: 911
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccinations: none
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis B, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problem. Be prepared for cold weather in the north.

Quality of public medical facilities
differs from one province to another but generally good
Tap water
safe to drink

Practical information

Capital
Ottawa
Major towns and cities
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec
Official languages
English, French
GDP
1,446,307 billion Canadian dollars
Population
33 million
Area
9,976,139 km²
Currency

Canadian dollar (USD)
Check the exchange rate

Time zone
UTC from -3:30 to -8
Country code
+1 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Calgary (YYC), Halifax (YHZ), Montreal (YUL), Ottawa (YOW), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

February:  Quebec and Chicoutimi  Winter Carnivals
July: Calgary Stampede (rodeo festival)

Climate
The climate varies greatly from one region to another. Continental to global, harsh winter and hot, humid summer.
Best time to visit
July to October for summer tourism and November to March for winter tourism
Best places to visit

Cabot Trail
Columbia Icefield
Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump
Montreal
Niagara Falls
Riding Mountain National Park
The Rockies
Toronto
Vancouver
Wells Gray Provincial Park

Housing
1,200 to 1,500 Canadian dollars for a studio apartment in a residential area of Toronto and Vancouver

Partenaires

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