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You're in luck! Canada uses the same type A/B receptacles as found in the US so you shouldn't need any adapters as long as your appliances have standard US 2 or 3 pin plugs.

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Please be aware that whilst a travel adapter will allow you to physically fit a US plug into a different receptacle it will not change the voltage or frequency of the supply.

Voltage - The mains voltage in Canada is 120 V which is compatible with all US appliances (US voltage is currently specified as 120 V + /- 5%).

Frequency - The frequency is 60 Hz which is the same as the US.

Special considerations - Standardized at 120V. 240V single phase used for applications such as clothes driers, air conditioning, electric heating, water heaters, cookers and machinery. Buildings and houses with more than one branch circuit have both voltages. Three-phase 120/208 V or 347/600 V is available though primarily only to commercial or industrial buildings. Type A outlets are for repairs only (house from the 1950s or older), type B now required for new construction and renovation. A 20-Amp type B but with a T-slot is used in kitchens in new construction.

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Please note that while we take great care to give the best advice available our recommendations may not always be the most suitable for your particular circumstances. When you travel as much as we do you come to realise that some countries just don't know how to stick to the rules! Please use our recommendations responsibly and do some extra research on the particular area that you are travelling to if necessary.

Plug / Outlet Types in use in
Canada


Voltage: 120 V
Frequency: 60 Hz

Type A Outlet used in Canada
Type A Outlet

Type A Plug used in Canada
Type A Plug

Type B Outlet used in Canada
Type B Outlet

Type B Plug used in Canada
Type B Plug



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Capital:
Ottawa
Population:
35,540,419
(2014 estimate)
Area:
9,984,670 km2
(3,855,103 sq mi)
   Land:
91.07 %
   Water:
8.93 %
 
 
 
 
Time Zone:
UTC -3.5 to UTC -8
Dialling Code:
+1
Currency:
Canada Dollar (CAD)
Language:
English, French
 
 
 
 
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2)
CA
Country Code:
(ISO 3166-1 alpha-3)
CAN
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