Here is the information you need to convert Canadian metric measurements to U.S. measurements – and the other way around.
Gasoline – United States versus Canada
Gas in Canada is sold in litres while the U.S. uses gallons.
- 1 U.S. gallon is about 3.78 litres
- 50 litres of Canadian Gasoline = about 13.2 U.S. Gallons
Below is a calculator to give you the exact conversion of gallons v. litres
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Highway Distance in the U.S. and Canada
Canada measures roadway distance in kilometers, while the United States uses miles.
- 1 mile = 1.6 km
- 50 miles = 80 km
- 100 miles = 160 km
- 1 km = .6 mile
- 50 km = 31 miles
- 100 km = 62 miles
Here is a calculator to convert kilometers to miles.
How to Convert Temperature
The United States uses the Fahrenheit scale while Canada uses the Centigrade scale for temperature measurement. Doing a conversion between the two is not as easy as for other measurements.
- To convert metric Celsius degrees to Fahrenheit you multiply the Centigrade number by 1.8 and then add 32 to the result.
- To convert Fahrenheit to Centigrade you begin by subtracting 32 from the Fahrenheit number, then multiplying the result by the fraction 5/9.
Here is a calculator that makes this all a bit easier.