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Information about Canada for visitors and Tourists 

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In this page, we have tried to put together a collection of useful links for people who are new to Canada as well as Canadians who need information for their day to day activities. If you can think of any other links that might be missing from this page, send us an and we will add your recommended information.

Useful Links


Government of Canada Primary Internet Site
Main site for information about Canada, its government and services.

Canadian Passport Office


Yellow Pages
Search Canada or the USA by business type, name and location. Also contains a directory of sites offering still pictures and live webcam images of various Canadian locations.

Canada 411
Find a person or a business in Canada with this directory compiled by Canadian telephone companies.

Phone your civil servant
Get the email and phone number of any civil servant in Canada with this directory.

Postal codes
Look up postal codes for any address in Canada.

Get maps for
any city in Canada.

Driving Directions
Find your way around in any city in Canada.

World Clock
Find out what time it is now anywhere in the world and check the hotels in that area.

  Online News & Information



  Major Canadian newspapers

•  British Columbia
The Vancouver Sun
Times Colonist  - Victoria, B.C.

•  Prairie Provinces
The Free Press Winnipeg - Manitoba
Regina Leader Post Regina - Saskatchewan
The Sun - Calgary, Alberta
The Sun - Edmonton, Alberta

•  Ontario
The Citizen - Ottawa
National Post - Toronto
Globe and Mail - Toronto
Toronto Star - Toronto
The Sun - London, Ontario

•  Québec
Le Devoir - Montréal
The Gazette - Montréal
Le Soleil - Québec

•  Atlantic Canada
Chronicle-Herald   - Main newspaper for Halifax and Nova Scotia.

  Major Canadian Magazines

General Weekly.
Saturday Night
General Monthly.
Canadian Geographic
Nature, outdoor bimonthly.
Canadian Business
Business bimonthly.

  Radio & TV

CBC Newsworld
National TV news programs in text, picture and Real Audio format.
Entertainment and public affairs programs, reviews and Real Audio clips.
CBC Radio news
Text summaries of stories updated hourly with Real Audio links.
Radio Canada International
Text and Real Audio clips in several languages.

  The Land


reports for Canadian cities from Environment Canada.
The National Atlas of Canada online.
How far is it?
Did you know that Halifax is as far away from Vancouver as it is from London, England? Measure it yourself.
Community profiles
Pick a community-- any community in Canada, and see it on a map. Then zoom in close-- in some cases close enough to see individual streets.
Interesting information about Canadian culture, climate, geography and more…

Banking in Canada


Banking in Canada

All the Information you need for banking in Canada. Very good website!

The Dollar
Foreign exchange currency rates updated daily.

TD Bank
Toronto Dominion Canada Trust

Royal Bank (RBC)
Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group

Bank of Montreal

Bank of Nova Scotia

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

We have just provided links to the 5 major banks in Canada but here's a list of all the other banks registered to do business in Canada (July 2002):

1. Amicus Bank
2. Canadian Western Bank
3. Citizens Bank of Canada
4. CS Alterna Bank
5. First Nations Bank of Canada
6. Laurentian Bank of Canada
7. Manulife Bank of Canada
8. National Bank of Canada
9. President’s Choice Bank



Listen to Canada's national anthem or just read the lyrics.
Shop for items like native handicrafts, Anne of Green Gables dolls, maple syrup and RCMP beer mugs.

  Modes of Transportation in Canada

Rail lines
Via Rail


Air Canada, Westjet

Bus lines

Greyhound bus lines, Voyageur Colonial Lines

  Education in Canada:


List of Ontario Libraries

List of Ottawa Libraries

Association of Universities and Colleges

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada represents 93 public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges across Canada.

Study in Canada

Promotes and markets Canada as a study destination for foreign students. Explains visas, e-learning, Canadian educational system, costs, and school search. Also in Arabic, French and Spanish.


  Places to Visit in Canada:


Virtual tour
Tons of links offering everything from photos of cities to tour guides.
Atlantic TravelNet
Information on travel through Atlantic Canada.
What the Americans say
Official advice on travelling in Canada from the U.S. State Department.



Paramount Canada's Wonderland - Toronto, Ontario
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame - Toronto, Ontario

Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant - Toronto, Ontario

Planet Hollywood - Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario

Medieval Times - Toronto, Ontario

Metro Toronto Zoo

Hockey Hall of Fame - Toronto. Ontario


Quebec City

Valcartier Vacation Village - Valcartier, Quebec (20 minutes from Quebec City)

Ice Hotel


Imagine sleeping in an amazing structure that is crafted each winter from the purest of nature's materials; ice and snow, and is destined to disappear every spring! Go to the website and take a closer look at this sparkling jewel.


The Quebec Hotel Best Western Centre-Ville

The Quebec hotel Best Western Centre-Ville / City Centre Quebec is ideal for the visitors wanting to discover the major tourist attractions and Old Quebec city, located within easy walking to the Old City. You will be seduced by the romantic and historic charms of the Old Quebec.




Click on the link above to go to our page about fun in Montreal



MarineLand - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Santa's Village - Bracebridge, Ontario
Wild Water Kingdom - Brampton, Ontario
Wild Zone Adventures - Chatham, Ontario
African Lion Safari - Near Cambridge, Ontario
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - St. Mary's, Ontario
Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum - Hamilton, Ontario

International Hockey Hall of Fame - Located on the corner of York and Alfred streets, Kingston, Ontario, Tel: 613-544-2355

Ontario Golf Hall of Fame - Uxbridge, Ontario
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston - Kingston, Ontario 

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum - Kingston, Ontario
Dionne Quints Museum - North Bay, Ontario
Shania Twain Centre - Timmins, Ontario
Skydome (in Toronto)
Rainforest Cafe -

Niagara Falls and Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Toronto), Ontario
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Super Aqua Club - Pointe-Calumet, Quebec

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