About chile

About chile

Chile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty, with attractions ranging from the towering volcanic peaks of the Andes to the ancient forests of the Lake District. Chile is justly famous for its Patagonia Region considered by many to be the finest nature travel destinations in all of South America.

In the centre of the country is a long and expansive river valley, a five hundred mile corridor occupied in the north by vineyards and great farms and in the south by primeval forests and enchanting lakes. Santiago, the capital, anchors the northern and more prosperous section of the central valley. The lush Lake District to the south, and Patagonia beyond, offer travelers unparalleled scenery and opportunities for all types of adventure travel. Chile’s climate is as diverse as its geography.

The high season in Chile extends between the months of January, February (summer) and July (winter), as the Southern hemisphere is opposite to that of the Northern hemisphere. Aside from the extreme climatic conditions of the Andes and the desert areas in the north, the country enjoys a comfortable temperate climate.

What you should know:

Canadian citizens require a valid passport and are welcome to visit Chile without a visa for a period of 90 days. For additional information on entry formalities or general information, consult with the nearest Chilean Embassy or consulate.

Capital                      Santiago

Official language    Spanish

Currency                   Peso 

Voltage                     220 V