Canada covers 40% of the North American continent and occupies almost 1 million sq. kms. It is the second largest country in the world. The interior lowlands, around Hudson's Bay, make up 80% of Canada's total surface area. In the west, the Canadian Cordillera (the "Rockies"), dominate.

The climate is characterised by long, severe winters and from polar and sub-polar conditions in the north to cool temperates in the south with variations between the coastal regions and the interior. The highest winter temperatures occur on the Pacific coast. In the drier arctic latitudes, summer temperatures frequently fail to rise above freezing point and winter temperatures can fall to minus 36°C. The warmest months are July and August.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Common Medical Conditions

It is recommended to carry a traveller’s medical kit for the self-treatment of common traveller’s ailments such as respiratory or gastric infections.

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