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    Best Time to Visit China

    The ideal time for joining China tours from Canada is usually September and October thanks to the comfortable temperature and sunny weather in China. With various flowers booming, May and June are also nice months for China tours. Considering the large area China covers, the best time to visit certain travel destinations may vary.

    Try not to travel during the National Day holiday from October 1 to 7 and Spring Festival Travel Rush in January or February as possible as you can to avoid crowds.
    Seasons in Canada Seasons in China
    Spring: April - June Spring: March - May
    Summer: July - August Summer: June - August
    Autumn: September - October Autumn: September - November
    Winter: November - March Winter: December - February

    Do Canadian citizens need a visa to travel to China?

    For attending China tours from Canada, Canadian citizens need to apply for a visa ahead of departure, unless they qualify for China's visa free policies. You need to submit your passport valid for more than six months, a filled-out application form, a passport style color photo, round-trip flight tickets and hotel bookings or an invitation letter from a China travel agency to the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC).

    Visa fees: about CAD 142. You may pay a little more because of different tax rates in different CVASC branches.

    Where to Apply for a Visa (choose the one in charge of your residence area):
    CVASC in Vancouver      Tel: 604-336-8866
    CVASC in Toronto      Tel: 416-345-8472
    CVASC in Ottawa      Tel: 613-563-8472
    CVASC in Montreal      Tel: 514-680-8472
    CVASC in Calgary      Tel: 403-930-2288

    How to Travel to China from Canada - Flights

    At present, direct flights are available between Vancouver and over 10 cities of China, run by Air China, Air Canada, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, etc. Besides, travelers booking China tours from Canada with airfare included may choose to depart from Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary. Most direct flights take 10 to 15 hours for a single-way journey.

    Canadian and Chinese cities linked by direct flights:
    Vancouver: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Tianjin
    Toronto: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou
    Montreal: Beijing, Shanghai
    Calgary: Beijing

    Time Difference between Canada and China

    Canadian East Time Zone is usually 13 hours behind China, while it is 12 hours later than China from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November when the Daylight Saving Time is in use.

    Money Exchange for Canadian Dollars and Chinese Yuan

    The current exchange rate is roughly: 1 CAD ≈ 5 CNY

    Chinese Yuan (CNY) is the official currency in China. Yuan is the basic monetary unit, colloquially as Kuai by Chinese. Bank notes with the face values of 100 Yuan, 50 Yuan, 20 Yuan, 10 Yuan, 5 Yuan, and 1 Yuan are commonly used.

    It's quite easy to exchange money in China. There are counters in big airports providing money exchange service. You can also exchange Canadian dollars to Chinese Yuan in many urban banks. Some four or five star hotels also provide their guests with such services.

    Voltage & Power Sockets

    China Canada
    Voltage 220V/50HZ 120V/60HZ
    Plug Type Type A/I
    Type A/B
    Due to the differences in voltage and plug types, please include a voltage transformer and a plug adapter in your luggage.

    Tap Water is Not Drinkable.

    Tap water in China is not safe to drink before being boiled, even in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai. To get drinkable water, you can use a water heater in hotel to get boiled water or buy bottled water in convenience stores and supermarkets.

    How to Make Phone Calls

    From Canada to China:
    Dial 011 + China country code 86 + city code XX or XXX + phone number
    Note: Do not input the city code if you are calling a cell phone number.

    From China to Canada:
    Dial Canada country code 001 + city code XXX + phone number

    Learn Basic Chinese

    If you book China tours from Canada all inclusive with us, you will have a fluent English-speaking guide to help you all the way. You just need to know some basic conversational phrases for possible use during the free touring time.
    English Chinese Pronunciation in Pinyin
    Hi!/Hello! 您好 Nín Hǎo
    Good Bye! 再见 Zài Jiàn
    Sorry! 对不起 Duì Bù Qǐ
    Thanks! 谢谢 Xiè Xiè
    Washroom 厕所/洗手间 Cè Sǔo/Xǐ Shǒu Jiān
    How much is it? (for price) 多少钱 Duō Shǎo Qián
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