US Visitors to Canada

Temperature Distance
°C °F Km Mi
0 32 1 0.62
5 41 5 3.12
10 50 10 6.21
15 59 25 15.53
20 68 50 31.06
25 77 75 46.60
30 86 100 62.14
1 Cdn Litre .26 US Gallon
1 US Gallon 3.79 Cdn Litre
Maximum Minimum
January 1°C / 34°F -6°C / 21°F
February 0°C / 32°F -7°C / 19°F
March 6°C / 43°F -2°C / 28°F
April 6°C / 43°F -1°C / 30°F
May 12°C / 54°F 5°C / 41°F
June 21°C / 70°F 13°C / 55°F
July 22°C / 72°F 14°C / 57°F
August 22°C / 72°F 15°C / 59°F
September 18°C / 64°F 11°C / 52°F
October 13°C / 55°F 6°C / 43°F
November 5°C / 41°F 0°C / 32°F
December 3°C / 37°F -1°C / 30°F

Driving on the 407 ETR route

The 407 ETR is an express toll route that bypasses Toronto. Whether you are coming from western Ontario to our area or from the U.S. you can access the 407 ETR by following the signs as you approach the Greater Toronto Area. Upon entering the toll route, a licence plate recognition system sends a video image of your plate to the billing system. The plate owner receives a bill in the mail. The cost per km will depend on the time of day you use the ETR. For frequent travellers, transponders are available to reduce usage costs.

Driving Times and Distances

State/Prov City Hours Miles Km
Ontario Toronto
Quebec Montreal 4.75 270 425
Michigan Detroit
Grand Rapids

Documentation Requirements

All persons, including U.S. citizens, travelling by air between the United States and Canada (including in-transit passengers who are transferring planes in the U.S.) are required to present a valid passport or NEXUS card, according to an American law, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Check to make sure you have the correct documentation. For additional information, please visit either of the following web sites:
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Taxes in Ontario

Effective July 1, 2010, Ontario has a 13% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) that replaced the PST (Provincial Sales Tax) and the GST (Goods and Service Tax) and is applicable to most goods, purchased gifts, food/beverages, and services. 8% of the HST is the provincial portion and 5% is the federal portion.

Public Holidays in Canada

Following is a list of holidays in Ontario for 2012. Most banks, credit unions, trust companies, and other government offices in Ontario close on these days.
New Year’s Day: Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Family Day: Monday, February 17, 2014
Good Friday: Friday, April 18, 2014
Easter Monday: Monday, April 21, 2014
Victoria Day: Monday, May 19, 2014
Canada Day: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Civic Holiday: Monday, August 4, 2014
Labour Day: Monday, September 1, 2014
Canadian Thanksgiving: Monday, October 13, 2014
Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25, 2014
Boxing Day: Friday, December 26, 2014

Border Wait Times

Ontario Travel Information Centres
Visit the friendly staff at one of the 18 Ontario Travel Information Centres (OTICs) and let them help you customize an Ontario itinerary as unique as you are.

Fishing Licence Information for Non-Residents of Canada
Want to get out on the water and catch some fish? Start off right by reading the Ministry of Natural Resources Fishing Regulations Summary: licences, catch limits, bait and gear restrictions, and much more.