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Canada: General Information

Canada is a North American country located between the United States to the south and the Arctic Circle to the north. The main cities are Toronto, Vancouver, West Coast Film Center, Montreal and Quebec City, both French-speaking, and Ottawa, the capital. Canada is home to Banff National Park, with its many lakes in the Rocky Mountains, among its vast wilderness. It is also home to the famous and majestic Niagara Falls.


Tourisme Canada

Québec: General Information

Québec is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is historically and politically considered to be part of Central Canada. Québec is the second-most populous province of Canada, after Ontario and the first province in area. It is the only one to have a predominantly French-speaking population, with French as the sole provincial official language. Most inhabitants live in urban areas near the Saint Lawrence River between Montreal and Québec City, the capital.


Tourisme Québec

Montréal: General Information

Witness a city that's in love with festivals, the arts, good food, living well and enjoying life to the hilt.

Most useful information : QuébecOriginal

Official language: French/English

Time: The local time in Montréal is UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in July: Warm to hot humid summers!

Taxes and tipping in Québec: Two taxes—the federal goods and services tax (GST) and the Québec sales tax (QST)—are added to the selling price of most goods and services. In Québec, tipping is de rigueur in restaurants, bars and taxis. The amount, which is not included in the bill, generally represents 10% to 15% of the total bill before taxes. For quick tip calculations, Québecers normally add up both taxes (GST and QST), the sum of which equals approximately 15%.

Business hours: Stores, shopping malls and most businesses are generally open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Some establishments (e.g. pharmacies and grocery stores) open earlier in the day and close later in the evening.

Calling Code: The international calling code of Canda is +1

Electricity: 100 V AC, 60Hz. Participants may need an adaptor for electric appliances.

Useful link:
  Toursime Montréal: Click here
  Lonely Planet: Click here

Your starter kit to the local lingo

Hello...................... Bonjour (Pronounced Bo-JOUR)
Goodbye................. Au revoir (Pronounced oh-rev-WARR)
Please.................... S’il vous plait(Pronounced see-voo-PLAY)
Thank you............... Merci(Pronounced mare-SEE)


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