Travel guide

From the “belle province” to the Rockies.

A land as far as the eye can see, covered in forests and lakes, making Canada a region where nature reigns. The appeal of natural landscapes is unavoidable, not to mention the sincere and lively welcome of Canadians. Canada has inherited a multicultural aspect from its past history of Amerindian, British and French populations, to which has been added the influence of the United States and numerous immigrants from Europe, Asia and Latin America. Discover this gigantic territory on your way to British Columbia from the Quebec region, via Niagara Falls. With its natural and cultural diversity, Canada isn’t just one trip…

Time difference



Canadian dollar


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Bonjour / Bonsoir = Good morning/Good evening
  • Comment allez-vous ? = How are you ?
  • Très bien, merci, et vous ? = Fine, thank you, and you ? 
  • Parlez-vous français/anglais ? = Do you speak French/English ?
  • Je comprends/ Je ne comprends pas = I understand/I don’t understand
  • Pardon = Sorry
  • Au revoir = Goodbye
  • Bienvenue = Welcome
  • Merci (beaucoup) = Thank you (very much)
  • Excuse me/SVP = Excuse me/Please
  • Je suis Français(e) = I am French
  • Je m’appelle… = My name is …
  • Non merci = No thanks
  • Oui/Non = Yes/No
  • You’re welcome / Je vous en prie = It’s nothing/You’re welcome

Good to know

American plug – Type A or Type B

Canada spans 6 of the world’s 24 time zones.

Newfoundland and Labrador are 4.5 hours ahead of British Columbia.

Canada is at GMT-5 in Montreal and GMT-8 in Victoria, which means that in summer, there’s a 6-hour time difference (when it’s 12:00 in Rennes, it’s 6:00 in Montreal and 3:00 in Victoria). As an indication, Newfoundland is 4:30 hours behind France; the Atlantic coast, 5:00; the eastern provinces, 6:00; the central, 7:00; the Rockies, 8:00 and the Pacific coast, 9:00. Daylight saving time begins on the first Sunday in April, when the clocks are moved forward one hour, and ends on the last Sunday in October. Please note: Saskatchewan does not change time in summer.


Vaccinations recommended: 

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Whooping cough
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles, Mumps
  • Rubella

Depending on your destination, rabies may be recommended. Many wild animals, such as squirrels and foxes, can be carriers.

To cope with the sometimes very high cost of hospitalization and health care abroad, we strongly recommend that you take out an assistance contract or insurance to cover all medical expenses (surgery, hospitalization, etc.) and medical repatriation, at the risk of not having access to care, even in the event of a life-threatening emergency.


Visa-exempt travellers flying to Canada, or transiting Canada on their way to their final destination, must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). It is valid for 5 years (provided your passport has equivalent validity) and costs 7 Canadian dollars.

No visa required for French, Belgian or Swiss travellers: presentation of return ticket and proof of solvency (bank card, traveller’s cheques). For other nationalities, we’ll be happy to help you with all the formalities.

Valid passport for French, Belgian or Swiss nationals, valid for at least one day longer than the planned stay in Canada (see also U.S. entry and transit formalities). your passport must meet the required criteria; travel to Canada often involves crossing the U.S. border).