^ So Canada really isn't that different from the US, huh? I've never seen a road sign in km here, but I see packages all the time with both metric and imperial, as in 236 ml (8 oz). Is milk still sold in quarts and gallons? Milk cartons/jugs usually have the ml printed on them, but nobody ever says they need a liter of milk (or 3.78 liters of milk).
(Yes, I had to look that up. I don't for a second remember how to do conversions in my head, despite all the conversions we did in elementary school.)
Not true. In terms of "using" metric, many people like KAren and myself grew up with Imperial and convert the metric back to imperial.
Everything in Canada, be it in the stores, at a gas station, a road sign, are all in metric. Food is packaged in Grams or Kilograms. They may show how many ounces they are depending on what it is. Produce, deli and meat are sold per kilogram or per 100 grams. Conversions may or may not be available.
Road signs for speed are always in KM and speed limits are KM/Hour. Canadian vehicles speedometer show KMs/hour as the major speed, with MPH as the smaller numbers. Odometers are in KMs as well. Cars prior to a certain year, I thikn sometime in the 70's still have MPH if they are still on the road, but new vehicles since X year have metric first.
Gas is sold per litre. There is never a conversion per gallon.
Road signs do not have miles, they do not sell meat by the pound or ounce. The major and legally required measurement for weight, distance and volume is metric. Imperial may be provided on certain items, but it is not required. I think food manufacturers do it as a courtesy for those of us who got caught in the crossfire of learning Imperial and then having Metric rammed down our throats. Now that I think of it, I think both are on packaged food b/c many manufacturers make for both US and CAnada. However, another monkey wrench is in Canada ALL packaging be it food or a crockpot must be in english and french.
There are signs in the US in metric - on I-19 to be exact in AZ. At a certain point leaving Tucson to head to Mexico, the signs change to KMs and I believe they also have MPH for speed and miles for distance. Can't remember. Don't know if other Interstates near Mexico also have that or not.