Canada

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Canadian dollar (CAD), 1 dollar = 100 Canadian cents
The following credit cards are usually accepted: American Express, Dinners Club, Mastercard and Visa. The credit companies automatically take a percentage for any exchange transactions. Traveller's checks are a sure and practical means to carry money. All sticker-prices are before tax, including in restaurants.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Canada , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Transportation

Road
Good road network. Visiting drivers, who are not familiarised with certain rules (different from ours) of both road traffic and parking in Canada, are advised to get a local highway code.



Air
Daily flights are numerous and usually punctual, except when weather conditions are bad. In Quebec, several companies ensure domestic connections between the most important cities.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .ca



Basic conversation guide

Oui = Yes
Non = No
Merci = Thank you
Bonjour = Hello
Bonjour = Good morning
Au revoir, Adieu = Goodbye
Je ne comprends pas = I do not understand
Quel est le prix? Combien ça coûte? = How much does this cost?
Je voudrais acheter ... = I would like to buy ...
Acceptez-vous les cartes de credit? = Do you accept credit cards?
Où est ...? = Where is ...?
un aéroport = Airport
la gare = Train station
La Poste = Post office
la banque = Bank
le poste de police, la gendarmerie = Police station
la pharmacie = Pharmacy
Un billet pour ..., s'il vous plaît. = One ticket to ..., please
Avez-vous des chambres disponibles pour ce soir? = Are there any vacancies for tonight.

 


Languages spoken

Official languages: English and French. The languages used are English and French.


Last modified in January 2006
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