Metric System in British Columbia
of Canada uses the Metric System. This includes
all weights, measurements, distance, speed limits,
and temperatures. For travellers and visitors from
out-of-country, we hope the following information
simplifies the system and helps you when visiting
speed limit on most urban streets is 50km/h which
If the sign reads 80 or 90 km/h this means you can
travel at 50 and 55 mp/h respectively.
it reads 100 or 110 km/h it tells you that you can
travel at 65 and 70 mp/h respectively.
Kilometres and/or mileage
km is 6.2 miles.
24 km is 14.88 miles.
50 km is 32 miles.
105 km is 65 miles.
The way to figure this out is: miles x 1.61 = km
is sold by the litre.
One Canadian or Imperial gallon = 4.5 litres.
One U.S. gallon = 3.78 litres.
25 litres is 5.5 Imperial gallons.
The easiest way to figure this out is: litres x
.22 = Imperial gallons
inch [in] 2.54 cm
1 foot [ft] 12 in 0.3048 m
1 yard [yd] 3 ft 0.9144 m
1 mile 1760 yd 1.6093 km
1 int nautical mile 2025.4 yd 1.852 km
it's zero on the Celsius scale then it's 32 degrees
on the Fahrenheit scale. If it's 100 degrees on
the Celsius scale, the Fahrenheit scale reads 212.
A 10 degree Celsius day is a chilly 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the temperature reaches 15C it is almost 60
20C is a comfortable 68F.
25C is a balmy 77F.
30C is 86F and a good time for a swim.
35C is 95F, and you'll wish it wasn't.
To figure out the Celsius temperatures, use the
Celsius x 1.8 plus 32 = Fahrenheit.