Canada Travel Planning & Travel Tips

U.S. citizens living in or visiting Canada may register at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy or at a U.S. Consulate General in Canada, and may obtain updated information on travel and security within Canada.

U.S. Embassy in Ottawa 

490 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1G8 Canada
Tel: 613-688-5335
Fax: 613-688-3082
Outside of Canada: 613-238-5335

U.S. Consulate General in Calgary 

615 MacLeod Trail S.E.
10th Floor
Rocky Mountain Plaza Building
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 4T8
Phone: 403-266-8962
Emergency Phone: 403-266-8962 ext. 0

U.S. Consulate General in Halifax 

1969 Upper Water Street
Suite 904, Purdy's Wharf
Tower II
B3J 3R7
Phone: 902-429-2480
Emergency Phone: 902-429-2480

U.S. Consulate General in Montreal

U.S. Consulate General
1155 rue St. Alexandre
Montreal, Québec h2B 3Z1
Phone: 514-398-9695
Emergency Phone: 416-645-9124 and follow prompts
Fax: 514-398-9748

U.S. Consulate General in Quebec

2, rue de la Terrasse-Dufferin
Quebec, Quebec G1R 4T9
Telephone: (418) 692-2095
Fax: (418) 692-4640

U.S. Consulate General in Toronto 

360 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4
Phone: 416.595.1700

U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver 

U.S. Consulate Vancouver
1075 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC
Mailing address (Mail from Canada):
107-1231 Pacific Blvd
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 0E2
Phone: 604-685-4311
Emergency Phone: 604-685-4311
Fax: 604-685-7175

U.S. Consulate in Winnipeg 

Consulate of the United States of America
201 Portage Avenue, Suite 860
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3K6 Canada
Tel: 204-940-1800
Fax: 204-940-1809

Calling Internationally:

The Canadian phone system is exactly the same as the system in the United States. Canadian phone numbers have 10 digits: The first three numbers are the area code, which corresponds to a province or division thereof, plus a seven-digit local number. To call a number within the same locality, usually all you have to dial is the seven-digit local number. If you're making a long-distance call (out of the area or province), you need to precede the local number with "1" plus the area code.


Canada uses the same electrical plug configuration and current as the United States: 110 to 115 volts, 60 cycles.

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