Canada officially adopted the metric system back in 1975, though you still hear grocers talking in ounces and pounds, golfers talking in yards, and seamen talking in nautical miles. Metric is the primary unit used in this book, but we’ve added imperial conversions for readers from the United States, Liberia, and Myanmar, the only three countries that have not adopted the metric system. You can also refer to the metric conversion chart in the back of this book.
Electrical voltage is 120 volts, the same as in the United States.
Most of British Columbia , including Vancouver  and Victoria , is in the Pacific time zone, the same as Los Angeles and three hours before eastern time. The mountain time zone extends west into southern British Columbia, which includes Yoho and Kootenay National Parks as well as the towns of Golden  and Radium Hot Springs .