Metric Measures

Canada follows the International Metric System. Temperatures, rainfall measures, distance, weights, velocity are expressed in metric units. Distance is measured in kilometres.

Metric Equivalents

Measurement Unit Approximate Equivalent
Length 1 kilometre 0.6 mile
1 mile 1.6 kilometre
Capacity 1 litre 1.06 US quart
1 US quart 0.95 litre
Weight 1 kilogram 2.2 pounds
1 pound 0.45 kilogram
Mileage Conversion 20 mph 30 km/h
30 mph 50 km/h
50 mph 80 km/h

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