21% of the population speak French
The rest of the population speak English and a multitude of other languages. More languages are spoken in Toronto than any other city in the world.
Name: Canadian Dollar
Newfoundland Time (GMT - 2:30)
Atlantic Time (GMT - 3)
Eastern Standard time (GMT - 5)
Central time (GMT - 6)
Mountain Time (GMT - 7)
Pacific Time (GMT - 8)
Expect to pay between $4 and $7 for a beer in a bar. It is customary to tip bar staff, with around $1 per drink. Beers will be more expensive in cities like Toronto and Vancouver.
Snacks and meals from markets and supermarkets are between $8-$12, whilst dinner in a good restaurant will usually start from around $20 plus drinks.
The cost of a taxi in Canada depends on the city. Toronto and Vancouver are generally more expensive, but more cabs will be on the meter.
Travel on buses and subways will cost around $3. To travel independently, you can book a campervan with us from just £17pp per day!
Dorm beds in hostels will cost between $25 and $40. Campsites are likely to be $25 to $35.
A room in a midrange hotel would be somewhere between $80 and $100 - but expect to pay more in the major cities and during peak season.
Canada is a huge country and has a varied climate. The inland parts of Canada have cold winters and warm summers, whilst the coastal areas have less extremes. Choosing when to go to Canada depends on what you want to do. July and August are warm throughout the country, which makes this the peak season to visit. Accommodation prices can get expensive, so you can get better deals in the shoulder season months of September, October and April. Between November and March you can expect very cold temperatures all over the country, and the best skiing.
There are 5 economy plus upgrades to give away for new economy bookings made with STA Travel (flying United Airlines). These are only valid for flights departing LHR, where the United Airlines club lounge is located.
These are United Airlines flights only and must not be code-share with another airline.
1 per person (if there are multiple passengers in the booking then all passengers will be awarded a lounge pass/economy plus upgrade, only to the maximum limits stipulated above.)
The winners will be drawn at random
Winners will be notified before 21st December 2018
This is for bookings made through STA Travel only. It cannot be redeemed directly through the airline
It is a non-transferable and non-refundable product with no cash value.
STA Travel reserve the right to withdraw the offer and any passes/upgrades at any time.
Available for new bookings only (from 7th December 2018)
This is including United Airlines bookings made via our website, in store or over the phone.
Offer ends 16th December.