When is the best time to visit Canada?
Thanks to its size, the weather in Canada varies greatly from coast to coast. Picking the right time to visit will depend on the type of holiday you are after.
If you are interested in venturing to Canada for a snowboarding or skiing holiday, wintertime (December 21st - March 19th) is the best time to visit. Peak tourist season is during summer (July & August) with temperatures ranging from 20-35 degrees Celsius.
If crowds aren’t your thing, try getting to Canada between September and November. During these months you’ll find the temperatures have cooled down but the weather is still perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and visiting fall festivals.
What is the main language in Canada?
English is the major language in all parts of Canada except Quebec and Nunavut. However, if you are planning to travel to Quebec, you may not need to brush up on your French, as approximately 40% of Québécois can speak English. In fact, although French is the official language, according to Visit Quebec, anyone employed in the tourism industry must be fluent in both English and French!
What is the time zone in Canada?
Due to its large size, Canada is split into six different time zones spanning four and a half hours. From west to east, these time zones are Pacific (GMT-7), Mountain (GMT-6), Central (GMT-5), Eastern (GMT-4), Atlantic (GMT-3), and Newfoundland (GMT-2.30). As a guide, the west coast of Canada (Pacific) is 17 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
What is the currency of Canada?
The official currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). You can order CAD from Travelex with ease, before you travel to Canada, leaving you with one less thing to worry about! Organise your foreign cash with Travelex online and collect at your nearest Travelex store or at your local Australia Post office. Alternatively, you can load Canadian Dollars directly onto your Travelex Money Card, and easily manage and check your balance using the Travelex Travel Money app.
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