Visa to Canada

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To visit Canada, Russian citizens need a visa and medical policy for the entire duration of the trip.


The import and export of foreign and national currency is not limited, when moving cash amounts of 10,000 CAD or more across the border, they should be declared.

Duty-free import of 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 910 g of tobacco, 1.1 liters of spirits, 8.5 liters of beer, gifts is allowed – for a total of not more than 300 USD.

It is forbidden to import perishable products, weapons, explosives, drugs, some medicines, objects and things for resale, meat, meat and dairy products, plants and seeds. The export of silver coins worth more than 5 USD is prohibited.

Check the clock

The country has 6 time zones. In winter, time lags behind Moscow by 5.5-10 hours, from the last Sunday of March to the last Sunday of October – by 6.5-11 hours in different parts of the country.

The time difference for major cities: Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal – minus 7 hours, Calgary and Edmonton – minus 9 hours; Vancouver – minus 10 hours.

Useful Phone Numbers

Canadian Embassy in Moscow: Moscow, Starokonyushenny per., 23; tel .: (495) 956-60-00; Web site.

Embassy of Russia in Ottawa: 285 Charlotte Street; tel .: (613) 235-43-41, 236-14-13; Web site. Consular Section: 52 Range Road; tel .: (613) 236-72-20.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Toronto: 175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 801; tel .: (416) 962-99-11; Web site.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Montreal: 3685, Avenue de Musee; tel .: (514) 843-59-01, 842-53-43; Web site.

Police, fire department, ambulance: 911

History of Canada

The history of Canada covers a huge time period – from the moment the Paleo-Indians arrived on its land many thousands of years ago to this day. For millennia, Canada has been populated by a group of indigenous peoples, among whom trade relations, religious beliefs, and a social hierarchy have developed.

Some of the civilizations of Canadian Aborigines have long disappeared by the time the first Europeans arrived here, and traces of these civilizations were discovered during archaeological research.