Information about Canada for visitors and Tourists
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.
Government of Canada Primary Internet Site
Main site for information about Canada, its government and services.
Canadian Passport Office
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.
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.
Look up postal codes for any address in Canada.
Get maps for any city in Canada.
Find your way around in any city in Canada.
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
The Citizen - Ottawa
National Post - Toronto
Globe and Mail - Toronto
Toronto Star - Toronto
The Sun - London, Ontario
Le Devoir - Montréal
The Gazette - Montréal
Le Soleil - Québec
• Atlantic Canada
Chronicle-Herald - Main newspaper for Halifax and Nova Scotia.
Nature, outdoor bimonthly.
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.
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.
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
All the Information you need for banking in Canada. Very good website!
Foreign exchange currency rates updated daily.
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
Air Canada, Westjet
Greyhound bus lines, Voyageur Colonial Lines
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.