Transport and Communication of Canada

Transport and Communication
RoadwaysWith about 647,655 miles (1,042,300 km) of roads Canada has the fifth largest road network in the world. The only inter-provincial systems are the Trans-Canada Highway and National Highway System. Canada’s national highway system is made up of over 23,625 miles (38,000 km) of important national and regional highways.

RailwaysCanada has one of the largest railway network in the world, with 30,709 miles (49,422 km) of railway tracks. The Canadian National Railway Company, headquartered in Montreal, is the largest railway in Canada, in terms of both revenue and the physical size of its rail network. It is Canada's only transcontinental railway company, spanning Canada from the Atlantic coast in Nova Scotia to the Pacific coast in British Columbia.

AirwaysWith a total of over 1,450 airports Canada is ranked number four in the world. The busiest airports in Canada are Toronto Pearson International Airport, Ontario; Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia; Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Quebec; Calgary International Airport, Alberta; Edmonton International Airport, Alberta; Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, Ontario; Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia; Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, Manitoba; Victoria International Airport, British Columbia and Kelowna International Airport, British Columbia.

WaterwaysOne of the most important waterways of Canada is the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence River water system which connects the country’s heartland to the Atlantic Ocean and serves 15 major international ports.

The major ports of Canada are made up of 18 Port Authorities which together comprise the National Ports System. Important ports of the country are Fraser River Port, British Columbia; Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia; Port of Montreal, Quebec; Port of Port Cartier, Quebec; Prince Rupert Port, British Columbia; Port of Quebec, Quebec; Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia; Port of Toronto, Ontario and Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia.

The main oil terminal of the country is Lower Lakes Terminal in the Saint Lawrence River.

SatellitesAs of the current data for the year 2013 Canada has 21 operational satellites in space. Out of these, two are civil satellites, one is a civil/commercial satellite, 14 are commercial satellites, three are government satellites, and one is a military satellite.

Telephone/ Mobile network
Telephone/ Mobile networkThe international country code for Canada is 1. There were 15.902 million telephone main lines in use and 29.39 million mobile cellular connections in the country as per the year 2015 data.

The internet country code for Canada is ‘.ca,’ and as per the year 2015 data there were 31.053 million internet users in the country.

Based on the 2011 census, the 10 most populated cities of Canada are Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Vancouver, British Columbia; Ottawa, Ontario/ Quebec; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Quebec, Quebec; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Hamilton, Ontario and Kitchener, Ontario.

Last Updated on: January 4th, 2018