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A large country in North America, located in the northern part of the continent between the United States, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest country by area, and has a population of about 34.6 million (2011).

Canada

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A large country in North America, located in the northern part of the continent between the , the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest country by area, and has a population of about 34.6 million (2011).

The busiest international airports have direct connections to Europe, Asia, Latin and North America. US travellers also have the option of coming by bus or rail which is a less expensive option.

Language:

It has two official languages, English and French, the latter primarily spoken in Quebec.

Timezones:

UTC −8 (Yukon, British Columbia)
UTC −7 (Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut)
UTC −6 (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, portions of northwestern Ontario, Nunavut)
UTC −5 (Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut)
UTC −4 (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, portions of Labrador and eastern Quebec)
UTC −3.5 (Newfoundland and a few Labrador points on the Strait of Belle Isle)

Useful info:

  • Canada uses the Canadian dollar (CAN), some places in tourist dense areas accept USD, but that should not be depended upon.
  • Tipping is usually 10-15%
  • Canada officially uses the metric system, but many imperial measures will be understood, namely for distance and weight
  • Canada WikiVoyage

See also these more specific tags for destinations within Canada:

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