# Liquids in Canada: Common Metric Volumes

## Converting Ounces and Gallons to Liters and Milliliters on Your Trip

Unlike the United States, Canada uses the metric system for measuring temperatures, lengths, and volumes, and most commonplace liquids like gasoline and certain beverages are measured in liters and milliliters.

Although most liquids in Canada are measured on the metric system, you'll find that Canadians are well-versed in using the Imperial ounces and gallons the U.S. uses, too. For Instance, bottled sodas in Canada are measured in ounces, but milk is sold by the liter in individual clear plastic sealed bags that you can take home and transfer to a jug for serving.

Common liquor measurements include a Canadian "twenty-sixer," which is a regular-sized bottle measuring 750 milliliters or 25 ounces; an American "handle," which is the largest-sized bottle measuring 1.75 liters or 59 ounces; and a dual-culture "forty," which is a 1.14-liter or 40-ounce bottle of beer.

### Converting Canadian Volumes to American Measurements

If you're traveling to Canada, you may get a bit confused when filling up the gas tank or trying to buy a certain quantity of liquor, so you should learn how to convert from Canada's metric volume to America's Imperial volume measurement system.

Fortunately, converting measurements from the metric system to the Imperial system is relatively straightforward. Use the following equivalents to figure out how much of a liquid you're getting in Canada in American measurements:

• 1 liter =  .2642 gallons (U.S.)
• 1 gallon (U.S.) = 3.7854 liters
• 1 milliliter = .0338 fluid ounces (U.S.)
• 1 fluid ounce (U.S.) = 29.5735 milliliters

Other common metric to Imperial equivalents you'll need to know when visiting Canada include converting grams and kilograms to ounces and pounds for weight, Celsius to Fahrenheit for temperature, kilometers per hour to miles per hour for speed, and meters and kilometers to yards and miles for distance.