Prices are typically listed in Canadian dollars and this is the currency of choice in Central Counties. The Bank of Canada website has a currency converter with the latest rates listed daily. Some local stores and businesses may also accept US dollars, but exchange rates will vary.
Rules of the Road
Speed limits in Canada are stated in kilometres per hour (1 mile = 1.61 kilometres). The maximum speed allowed varies according to the type of roadway. Here are some rules of thumb to follow:
|Type of Road||Speed Limit|
|400-series highways||100 kms/hr||(62 miles/hr)|
|Provincial highways and major paved roads||80 kms/hr||(50 miles/hr)|
|Local town and city roads||50 kms/hr||(30 miles/hr)|
It’s mandatory in Canada to wear a seatbelt when driving or riding as a passenger in a vehicle. Smaller children weighing less than 40 pounds will also need to be secured in a child seat.
While law varies from province to province, it’s typically illegal to talk or text on your phone while driving. Bluetooth devices are allowed.
Crossing the Border
Visit Canada Border Services Agency for current border wait times, or call 1-506-636-5064.
Unfamiliar with Canadian holidays? Check the list below before heading to an attraction. We wouldn’t want you to disappointedly find out the sight you’d like to see is closed for the day.
|January 1||New Year’s Day|
|Third Monday in February||Family Day|
|Friday before Easter Sunday||Good Friday|
|Monday after Easter Sunday||Easter Monday *government only|
|May 24 (or closest prior Monday)||Victoria Day|
|July 1||Canada Day|
|August (1st Monday)||Civic Holiday *not an official statutory holiday|
|September (1st Monday)||Labour Day|
|October (2nd Monday)||Thanksgiving|
|November 11||Remembrance Day *banks and government only|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Boxing Day|