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How to Call Canada from the U.S.

Interested in how to call Canada from the United States?

To call Canada from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

  • Dial 1, the country code for Canada,
  • then the area code (3 digits)
  • and finally the phone number (7 digits).

Canada is part of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), so you don‘t have to dial 011, the U.S. exit code, required for other international calls.

Here is a list of major area codes in Canada.

Alberta (Northern) 780
Alberta (Southern) 403
British Columbia 250, 604, 778
Edmonton 780
London 519
Manitoba 204
Montreal 514
New Brunswick 506
Newfoundland 709
North Bay 705
Nova Scotia 902
Ottawa 613
Prince Edward Island 902
Quebec 450, 819
Quebec City 418
Saskatchewan 306
Sherbrooke 819
Thunder Bay 807
Toronto (Greater) 289, 905
Toronto (Metro) 416, 647
Vancouver 778
Yukon & NW Territories 867

Calling a toll-free number in Canada?

Calling a toll-free number may not always work when calling to Canada from the U.S. While toll-free calls are normally free, you may be charged a regular international rate or even higher when calling from abroad. Try calling the regular number instead.



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