So, you’re interested in Canada, eh? Before I started doing my due diligence, I held a distorted and irresponsible image of the large land (e.g., they’re like more-polite Americans, always apologizing, land of cold and colder).
However, Canada is a vast land, full of natural beauty, interesting culture, and wonderful people. Canadians being polite and friendly is a generalization that seems to hold true more often than not.
Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world by area, and it takes up the northern portion of North America. It is bordered by the United States to the south and west, and touches the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans.
There are many wonderful places to visit in Canada, from Toronto, the largest city, to Montreal, the heavily French-speaking city, to the remote wilderness of the territories.
To learn more, check out our interesting facts about Canada.
Canada Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Canada – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Largest City: Toronto
Population: 37.3 million (2019 estimate)
Language(s): English, French, various regional
Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Currency: Canadian Dollar $ (CAD)
Area: 9,984,670 km2 (3,855,100 mi2)
Dialing Code: +1
Time Zone: (UTC-3.5 to UTC-8)
• DST/Summer Time: (UTC-2.5 to UTC-7)
Demonym: Canadian (what is a demonym?)
Endonym: Canada (their name for their country)
Emergency Number: 911
Drinking Age: 18 or 19, depending on province
Smoking Age: 18 or 19, depending on province
Age of Consent: 16
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 120 V, 60 Hz, Plug Types A / B (define)
ISO Country Code: CA