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How to Call Canada from the U.S.

Interested in how to call Canada from the United States?

Everything you love about home is just a phone call away with U.S. & Canada Unlimited. Vonage lets you enjoy low-cost, reliable home phone service with unlimited¹ Canada calling to all landlines and mobile phones, without the restrictions of other calling plans.

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.

CANADA AREA CODES
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.

Do you live in the US and miss hearing from your friends in Canada?

With Vonage, you can add a local Montréal number to your account. That way, your friends Montréal can make a local call that rings right to your home phone in the U.S. It’s called a virtual number and is inexpensive and easy to use; you get a phone number from a different domestic or international location that rings to your home phone. By adding a virtual number to your Vonage World® plan, you can save your friends in Canada from expensive international calling rates when they call you. Of course, with Vonage World® you can make unlimited¹ landline and mobile calls to them.

Give Vonage to your Family in Canada

Here’s an idea: Why not give Vonage World® to your friends or family in Canada? It’s easy… just sign up for a Vonage World® account for them and ship them the Vonage Box™*. That way they can make unlimited¹ calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S. Imagine your parents in Toronto having the same U.S. area code as you. You and anyone in the U.S. can reach them on a U.S number, rather than paying international rates to call Canada. And if you both have Vonage, calls between you are included at no extra cost! Vonage works anywhere there’s a high-speed Internet connection.

Are there any international calling apps?

Check out Vonage Mobile for international calling apps for Android™ & iPhone® devices.

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

*You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.