The Honest Guide to Canadian Travel
Canada is the second largest country in the World after, paling only in comparison to Russia and covers a larger surface area than its neighbour and largest trading partner, the United States of America. Canada is best known for friendly faces, great lakes, chocolate bars and of course the maple leaf its national symbol.
Set your watchCanada covers a rather extensive surface area and with such a large land mass comes multiple time zones. Canada falls into no less than 6 different time zones. The time zones run as follows:
Canadian time zones
- Pacific Time Zone (UTC - 08:00)
- Mountain Time Zone (UTC - 07:00)
- Central Time Zone (UTC - 06:00)
- Eastern Time Zone (UTC - 05:00)
- Atlantic Time Zone (UTC - 04:00)
- Newfoundland Time Zone (UTC - 03:00)
Best time to visit Canada
Canada is in a unique situation where its seasons cater for a different traveling crowed, it has something in store for everyone depending on the time of the year.
For the majority of travellers, the months running between April and October would be the ideal time to enjoy spring, summer or autumn. Canada is known for stunning spring times bursting with blossoming tulips and daffodils across country.
While autumn has its own aesthetic appeal with the maple colour foliage decorating the ground but still retaining comfortable temperatures for outdoor activities and site-seeing. Summer would be regarded as peak season with many tourists flocking to Canada during this time, so if you enjoy the added influx of fellow foreigners, Summer would be your best option.
Winter offers visitors a different Canada altogether, with a white wash of snow between November and March. Transforming the country into a Winter sports haven, with ski reports housing many enthusiasts.
Fly to popular Canadian cities with Airports
Travel adapters and volatage
Wall plugs are similar to the ones found in the United States, with grounded and non grounded wall plug adapters available. The supply is normally around 110 volts and 60Hz.
Standard South African voltage is 220V and 230V.As a general rule, different voltages are sometimes used within the same country. Be mindful of this before plugging in and always check your device voltage against the voltage of the power point you are using.