CANADA

Information about travelling to Canada

Canada is located in Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US

Facts about Canada
Population33,212,696 (July 2008 est
CapitalOttawa
Time zoneUTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins se
Location Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US

General info about Canada
A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services, as well as responding to separatist concerns in predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.
Languages spoken
English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%, other 17.5%
What about drugs?
illicit producer of cannabis for the domestic drug market and export to US; use of hydroponics technology permits growers to plant large quantities of high-quality marijuana indoors; increasing ecstasy production, some of which is destined for the US; vulnerable to narcotics money laundering because of its mature financial services sector
Ethnic division
British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
0.3% (2003 est.)
Climate
varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north
Resources
iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydropower
Economy
As an affluent, high-tech industrial society in the trillion-dollar class, Canada resembles the US in its market-oriented economic system, pattern of production, and affluent living standards. Since World War II, the impressive growth of the manufacturing, mining, and service sectors has transformed the nation from a largely rural economy into one primarily industrial and urban. The 1989 US-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (which includes Mexico) touched off a dramatic increase in trade and economic integration with the US, its principle trading partner. Canada enjoys a substantial trade surplus with the US, which absorbs nearly 80% of Canadian exports each year. Canada is the US's largest foreign supplier of energy, including oil, gas, uranium, and electric power. Given its great natural resources, skilled labor force, and modern capital plant, Canada has enjoyed solid economic growth, and prudent fiscal management has produced consecutive balanced budgets from 1997 to 2007. In 2008, growth slowed sharply as a result of the global economic downturn, US housing slump, plunging US car sales, and drop in world commodity prices. Public finances, too, are set to deteriorate for the first time in a decade. Tight global credit conditions have further restrained business and housing investment, despite the conservative lending practices and strong capitalization that made Canada's major banks among the stongest in the world.
Environment
air pollution and resulting acid rain severely affecting lakes and damaging forests; metal smelting, coal-burning utilities, and vehicle emissions impacting on agricultural and forest productivity; ocean waters becoming contaminated due to agricultural, industrial, mining, and forestry activities

Cities in Canada

abbotsford     acton     acton vale     airdrie     aklavik     albanel     alberton     alexandria     alfred     alliston     alma     almonte     altona     amherst     amherstburg     amos     amqui     antigonish     armstrong     arnprior     arthur     asbestos     ashcroft     assiniboia     athabasca     atikokan     attawapiskat     aylmer     ayr     bagotville     baie-comeau     baie-saint-paul     banff     barraute     barrhead     barrie     bassano     bathurst     bay roberts     beamsville     beauceville     beaupre     beausejour     beaverlodge     beaverton     bedford     belleville     beloeil     berthierville     berwick     betsiamites     biggar     black diamond     blackfalds     blairmore     blenheim     blind river     bobcaygeon     boissevain     bolton     bon accord     bonaventure     bonavista     bonnyville     botwood     bow island     bracebridge     bradford     brandon     brantford     bridgetown     bridgewater     brighton     brockville     brooks     brownsburg     buckingham     burgeo     burns lake     cabano     cache creek     caledon east     caledonia     calgary     calmar     campbell river     campbellford     campbellton     camrose     canmore     cannington     canora     cap-aux-meules     cap-chat     capreol     caraquet     carberry     carbonear     cardinal     cardston     carleton place     carlyle     carman     carnduff     caronport     carstairs     casselman     castlegar     catalina     causapscal     chandler     channel-port aux basques     chapais     chapleau     charlottetown     chase     chatham     chemainus     chesley     chester     chesterville     chilliwack     chute-aux-outardes     clairmont     claresholm     clermont     clinton     clyde river     coaldale     coaticook     cobourg     cochrane     colborne     colchester     collingwood     contrecoeur     cookshire     corner brook     cornwall     courtenay     cowansville     crabtree     cranbrook     creemore     creston     crossfield     crystal beach     cumberland     dalhousie     dalmeny     danville     dauphin     davidson     dawson creek     deep river     deer lake     delhi     deloraine     desbiens     deseronto     devon     didsbury     digby     disraeli     dolbeau     donnacona     drayton valley     dresden     drumheller     drummondville     dryden     duncan     dunnville     durham     east angus     edmonton     edmundston     edson     eganville     elk point     elliot lake     elmira     elmvale     enderby     englehart     erin     espanola     essex     esterhazy     estevan     eston     exeter     fairview     farnham     fenelon falls     fergus     ferme-neuve     fernie     flin flon     foam lake     forest     forestville     fort erie     fort frances     fort nelson     fort saint james     fort saint john     fredericton     fruitvale     gambo     gananoque     gander     gaspe     georgetown     geraldton     gibsons     gimli     glace bay     glencoe     goderich     golden     granby     grand bank     grand bend     grand centre     grand falls     grand forks     grand valley     grande prairie     grande-riviere     gravelbourg     gravenhurst     grenfell     grimshaw     guelph     gull lake     hagersville     haileybury     haines junction     halifax     hamilton     hampton     hanna     hanover     hantsport     harbour breton     hare bay     harriston     harrow     hastings     hauterive     havelock     havre-saint-pierre     hawkesbury     hay river     hearst     hebertville     hensall     high level     high prairie     high river     hinton     hope     hornepayne     houston     hudson bay     humboldt     huntingdon     huntsville     indian head     ingersoll     inuvik     invermere     inverness     iqaluit     iroquois     iroquois falls     irricana     jasper     joliette     kamloops     kamsack     kanata     kapuskasing     kedgwick     kelowna     kelvington     kemptville     kenora     kensington     kentville     kerrobert     killam     killarney     kimberley     kincardine     kindersley     kingston     kirkland lake     kitchener     kitimat     la malbaie     la ronge     la sarre     la tuque     labelle     lac du bonnet     lac-au-saumon     lac-megantic     lachute     lacolle     lacombe     ladysmith     lake cowichan     lakefield     lamont     langenburg     langham     lanigan     laurentides     lavaltrie     leamington     leduc     les escoumins     lethbridge     lewisporte     lillooet     lindsay     liniere     listowel     little current     lively     liverpool     lloydminster     london     longlac     louisbourg     louiseville     lucan     luceville     lucknow     lumby     lumsden     lunenburg     macamic     macklin     madoc     magog     magrath     malartic     manitouwadge     maniwaki     maple creek     marathon     marieville     markdale     marmora     marystown     maskinonge     matagami     matane     mattawa     mayo     meadow lake     meaford     medicine hat     melfort     melita     melville     merritt     metabetchouan     middleton     midland     mildmay     millbrook     millet     milton     milverton     minnedosa     mitchell     moncton     mont-joli     montague     montmagny     montreal     moose factory     moose jaw     moosomin     morden     morinville     morris     morrisburg     mount forest     murdochville     nakusp     nanaimo     nanticoke     nanton     napanee     napierville     neepawa     nelson     new glasgow     new richmond     new waterford     nicolet     nipawin     norman wells     normandin     north battleford     north bay     norwich     norwood     notre-dame-du-lac     okotoks     olds     oliver     omemee     one hundred mile house     orangeville     orillia     ormstown     oromocto     oshawa     osoyoos     ottawa     outlook     owen sound     oxbow     oxford     paisley     palmerston     pangnirtung     papineauville     paris     parkhill     parksville     parrsboro     parry sound     peace river     peachland     pemberton     pembroke     penhold     penticton     perth     petawawa     peterborough     petrolia     picton     pictou     pierreville     pilot butte     pinawa     pincher creek     plaster rock     plessisville     ponoka     pont-rouge     port alberni     port dover     port elgin     port hardy     port hawkesbury     port hope     port perry     port stanley     port-cartier     portneuf     powassan     powell river     preeceville     prescott     price     prince albert     prince george     prince rupert     princeton     princeville     provost     quebec     quesnel     rawdon     raymond     red deer     redwater     regina     renfrew     revelstoke     richmond     ridgetown     rigaud     rimbey     rimouski     rivers     riviere-au-renard     riviere-du-loup     roberval     roblin     rockland     rocky mountain house     rodney     rosetown     rossland     sackville     saint andrews     saint anthony     saint john     saint leonard     saint marys     saint paul     saint quentin     saint stephen     saint thomas     saint-agapit     saint-alexandre     saint-ambroise     saint-andre-avellin     saint-anselme     saint-augustin     saint-cesaire     saint-denis     saint-donat-de-montcalm     saint-fabien     saint-felicien     saint-felix-de-valois     saint-gabriel     saint-gedeon     saint-georges     saint-germain-de-grantham     saint-henri-de-levis     saint-honore     saint-hyacinthe     saint-jacques     saint-jean-de-dieu     saint-jean-port-joli     saint-jerome     saint-jovite     saint-marc-des-carrieres     saint-michel-des-saints     saint-pacome     saint-pascal     saint-pie     saint-prosper     saint-raphael     saint-raymond     saint-remi     saint-sauveur-des-monts     saint-tite     sainte-adele     sainte-agathe-des-monts     sainte-anne-des-monts     sainte-claire     sainte-julienne     sainte-marie     sainte-martine     sainte-thecle     salaberry-de-valleyfield     salisbury     salmo     salmon arm     sarnia     saskatoon     sault sainte marie     sayabec     seaforth     sechelt     selkirk     senneterre     sept-iles     sexsmith     shaunavon     shawinigan     shawville     shediac     shelburne     shellbrook     sherbrooke     sicamous     simcoe     sioux lookout     slave lake     smithers     smiths falls     smithville     smoky lake     sooke     sorel     souris     south river     southampton     spirit river     springdale     springhill     spruce grove     stayner     steinbach     stephenville     stephenville crossing     stettler     stirling     stonewall     stony mountain     stony plain     stratford     strathroy     sturgeon falls     sudbury     summerland     summerside     sussex     sutton     swan river     swift current     sydney     sydney mines     sylvan lake     taber     tavistock     teeswater     temiscaming     terrace     terrace bay     the pas     thessalon     thetford mines     thompson     thornbury     three hills     thunder bay     thurso     tilbury     tilsonburg     timmins     tofield     torbay     toronto     tottenham     trail     trois-pistoles     trois-rivieres     truro     tuktoyaktuk     tweed     two hills     ucluelet     unity     uxbridge     val-david     valcourt     vallee-jonction     valleyview     vancouver     vanderhoof     vankleek hill     vegreville     vercheres     vermilion     vernon     victoria     victoriaville     viking     ville-marie     virden     vulcan     wabana     wadena     wainwright     walkerton     wallaceburg     warman     warwick     waterford     waterloo     watford     watrous     wawa     wellington     wembley     west lorne     westlock     wetaskiwin     weyburn     wheatley     whitchurch-stouffville     white rock     whitecourt     whitehorse     wiarton     wilkie     williams lake     winchester     windsor     wingham     winkler     winnipeg     wolfville     woodstock     wynyard     wyoming     yamachiche     yarmouth     yellowknife     yorkton    

National airlines
Air Canadaairline website
Air Canada Jazzairline website
Air Transatairline website
Englishairline website
Alpenglow Aviationairline website
Baxter Aviation -British Columbiaairline website
Calm Airairline website
Corporate Express Business-Charter, Albertaairline website
Eurocopter Canadaairline website
First Airairline website
Pacific Coastal Airlines -Western British Columbiaairline website
WestJet Airlines -Western Canada,airline website
Englishairline website


Airports in Canada
CrestonCFQ
Coal HarbourCXH
Douglas LakeDGF
IlfordILF
Summit LakeIUM
AklavikLAK
Great Circle Airport NSNWP
PikwitoneiPIW
Bella CoolaQBC
La SarreSSQ
TungstenTNS
Pincher CreekWPC
Blubber BayXBB
Bearskin LakeXBE
BrockvilleXBR
ChathamXCM
CharnyXFZ
PukatawaganXPK
Ross RiverXRR
South Indian LakeXSI
Anahim LakeYAA
Arctic BayYAB
Cat LakeYAC
Moose LakeYAD
Alta LakeYAE
MunicipalYAG
Alert BayYAL
AttawapiskatYAT
ShearwaterYAW
Tofino AirportYAZ
BanffYBA
KugaarukYBB
New WestminsterYBD
Uranium CityYBE
BamfieldYBF
BagotvilleYBG
Baker LakeYBK
Campbell RiverYBL
BordenYBN
BrandonYBR
BrochetYBT
Berens RiverYBV
BonnyvilleYBY
Downtown Rail StationYBZ
CourtenayYCA
Cambridge BayYCB
RegionalYCC
Nanaimo AirportYCD
CentraliaYCE
Cortes BayYCF
CastlegarYCG
MiramichiYCH
Caribou IslandYCI
Colville LakeYCK
CochraneYCN
Cross LakeYCR
Chesterfield InletYCS
CoronationYCT
CartiervilleYCV
ChilliwackYCW
GagetownYCX
Clyde RiverYCY
Dawson CityYDA
Industrial AirportYDC
Deer LakeYDF
DigbyYDG
Daniels HarbourYDH
Davis InletYDI
Dease LakeYDL
DauphinYDN
St MethodeYDO
NainYDP
Dawson CreekYDQ
BroadviewYDR
Boundary BayYDT
Metropolitan AreaYEA
Namao FldYED
InternationalYEG
ArviatYEK
Elliot LakeYEL
East ManitoulinYEM
EstevanYEN
Fort SevernYER
EdsonYET
EurekaYEU
Inuvik/Mike ZubkoYEV
AmosYEY
Fort AlbanyYFA
IqaluitYFB
FrederictonYFC
ForestvilleYFE
Fort HopeYFH
Snare LakeYFJ
Fort RelianceYFL
Flin FlonYFO
Fort ResolutionYFR
Fort SimpsonYFS
St LewisYFX
GagnonYGA
Fort Good HopeYGH
KingstonYGK
GimliYGM
Metropolitan AreaYGP
GeraldtonYGQ
IgloolikYGT
GillamYGX
Grise FiordYGZ
Port Hope SimpsonYHA
Hudson BayYHB
MunicipalYHD
HopeYHE
HearstYHF
CharlottetownYHG
HolmanYHI
Gjoa HavenYHK
HamiltonYHM
HornepayneYHN
HopedaleYHO
Poplar HillYHP
SecheltYHS
Haines JunctionYHT
St HubertYHU
Hay RiverYHY
Halifax InternationalYHZ
AtikokanYIB
Pond InletYIO
Metropolitan AreaYJA
Fort LiardYJF
StephenvilleYJT
KamloopsYKA
Collins BayYKC
Township AirportYKD
Kitchener-Waterloo RegYKF
ScheffervilleYKL
KlemtuYKT
Kirkland LakeYKX
KindersleyYKY
ButtonvilleYKZ
ChapleauYLD
Lansdowne HouseYLH
Meadow LakeYLJ
LloydminsterYLL
MinganYLP
La TuqueYLQ
AlertYLT
KelownaYLW
Long PointYLX
MayoYMA
MerrittYMB
Mould BayYMD
MataneYME
ManitouwadgeYMG
MinakiYMI
Moose JawYMJ
CharlevoixYML
Fort McmurrayYMM
MakkovikYMN
MoosoneeYMO
Metropolitan AreaYMQ
ChibougamauYMT
ManiwakiYMW
MirabelYMX
Downtown Rail StationYMY
NatashquanYNA
GatineauYND
Norway HouseYNE
Deer Lake/StephenvilleYNF
NitchequonYNI
MatagamiYNM
NemiscauYNS
Old CrowYOC
Cold LakeYOD
OgokiYOG
Oxford HouseYOH
Footner LakeYOJ
OshawaYOO
Billy Bishop RegionalYOS
InternationalYOW
Prince AlbertYPA
Port AlberniYPB
PaulatukYPC
Parry SoundYPD
Peace RiverYPE
EsquimaltYPF
Portage La PrairieYPG
Port SimpsonYPI
PikangikumYPM
Pine PointYPP
PeterboroughYPQ
Digby IslandYPR
Port HawkesburyYPS
Powell RiverYPW
PuvirnituqYPX
Fort ChipewyanYPY
Burns LakeYPZ
MuskokaYQA
QuebecYQB
The PasYQD
KimberleyYQE
Red DeerYQF
WindsorYQG
Watson LakeYQH
YarmouthYQI
KenoraYQK
LethbridgeYQL
Metropolitan AreaYQM
NakinaYQN
ComoxYQQ
ReginaYQR
Thunder BayYQT
Grande PrairieYQU
YorktonYQV
North BattlefordYQW
GanderYQX
SydneyYQY
QuesnelYQZ
ResoluteYRB
CartwrightYRF
RigoletYRG
RobervalYRJ
Red LakeYRL
Rocky Mountain HouseYRM
Rivers InletYRN
RockcliffeYRO
Trois-RivieresYRQ
Stuart IslandYRR
Rankin InletYRT
RevelstokeYRV
SudburyYSB
SherbrookeYSC
SuffieldYSD
SquamishYSE
Stony RapidsYSF
Saint JohnYSJ
SanikiluaqYSK
Fort SmithYSM
Salmon ArmYSN
MarathonYSP
SummersideYSU
Sachs HarbourYSY
Pembroke and Area AirportYTA
Hartley BayYTB
Thicket PortageYTD
Cape DorsetYTE
AlmaYTF
Sullivan BayYTG
ThompsonYTH
Terrace BayYTJ
Metropolitan AreaYTO
Seaplane BaseYTP
TrentonYTR
TimminsYTS
Telegraph CreekYTX
Toronto IslandYTZ
TuktoyaktukYUB
DorvalYUL
Repulse BayYUT
Hall BeachYUX
RouynYUY
BonaventureYVB
La RongeYVC
VernonYVE
VermilionYVG
QikiqtarjuaqYVM
KuujjuaqYVP
Norman WellsYVQ
Vancouver InternationalYVR
Buffalo NarrowsYVT
WiartonYVV
Deer LakeYVZ
PetawawaYWA
Dwtown Waterfront H/PYWF
WinnipegYWG
Victoria Inner HarborYWH
DelineYWJ
WabushYWK
Williams LakeYWL
Williams HarbourYWM
WiniskYWN
White RiverYWR
WrigleyYWY
CranbrookYXC
MunicipalYXD
SaskatoonYXE
Snake RiverYXF
Medicine HatYXH
RimouskiYXK
Sioux LookoutYXL
Whale CoveYXN
PangnirtungYXP
EarltonYXR
Prince GeorgeYXS
TerraceYXT
Metropolitan AreaYXU
AbbotsfordYXX
WhitehorseYXY
WawaYXZ
North BayYYB
InternationalYYC
SmithersYYD
Fort NelsonYYE
PentictonYYF
CharlottetownYYG
TaloyoakYYH
RiversYYI
Victoria International AirportYYJ
Lynn LakeYYL
CowleyYYM
Swift CurrentYYN
Metropolitan AreaYYQ
Goose BayYYR
KapuskasingYYU
ArmstrongYYW
Pearson InternationalYYZ
AshcroftYZA
Gore BayYZE
YellowknifeYZF
Slave LakeYZH
BuchansYZM
SandspitYZP
SarniaYZR
Coral HarbourYZS
Port HardyYZT
WhitecourtYZU
Sept-IlesYZV
TeslinYZW
GreenwoodYZX
Alice ArmZAA
BathurstZBF
Bella BellaZEL
Old Fort BayZFB
Fort McphersonZFM
FairviewZFW
Grand ForksZGF
Little Grand RapidsZGR
GethsemaniZGS
High PrairieZHP
KegaskaZKG
La TabatiereZLT
MassetZMT
NamuZNU
Ocean FallsZOF
Round LakeZRJ
Seal CoveZSW
ShamattawaZTM
TahsisZTS
IgnaceZUC


Beer in Canada (0.33l)
Banff~ 2.4 EUR
Barrie~ 1.9 EUR
Black Diamond~ 1.4 EUR
Burlington~ 1.5 EUR
Calgary~ 2.1 EUR
Calgary~ 2.1 EUR
CALGARY~ 2.1 EUR
Cambridge~ 2.1 EUR
Chatham~ 1.3 EUR
Cobourg~ 1.9 EUR
Dryden~ 0.8 EUR
Edmonton~ 2 EUR
Edmonton~ 2 EUR
Fredericton~ 1.9 EUR
Halifax~ 1.8 EUR
Hamilton~ 0.8 EUR
Hamilton~ 0.8 EUR
Hull~ 1.8 EUR
Kamloops~ 1.9 EUR
Kelowna~ 2.3 EUR
Kingston~ 1.5 EUR
Kitchener~ 3.4 EUR
London~ 1.7 EUR
Maple Ridge~ 1.9 EUR
Markham~ 1.7 EUR
Moncton~ 2.7 EUR
Montreal~ 2.1 EUR
Montreal~ 2.1 EUR
MONTREAL~ 2.1 EUR
Montreal~ 2.1 EUR
Oakville~ 2.1 EUR
Ottawa~ 1.9 EUR
Ottawa~ 1.9 EUR
Perth~ 3.5 EUR
Peterborough~ 2.1 EUR
Pickering~ 1.9 EUR
Quebec~ 2.2 EUR
Quebec~ 2.2 EUR
Regina~ 1.9 EUR
Richmond~ 1.6 EUR
Sarnia~ 1.7 EUR
Saskatoon~ 1.5 EUR
Saskatoon~ 1.5 EUR
Surrey~ 1.7 EUR
Toronto~ 2.3 EUR
Toronto~ 2.3 EUR
VANCOUVER~ 2 EUR
Vancouver~ 2 EUR
Vancouver~ 2 EUR
Victoria~ 1.9 EUR
Wakefield~ 2.2 EUR
Waterdown~ 0.6 EUR
Whitby~ 1.8 EUR
White Rock~ 2.1 EUR
Whitehorse~ 1 EUR
Winnipeg~ 1.5 EUR

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