Popular Canadian postal codes include T2P 3E6 (Calgary, Alberta), V8T 1H4 (Victoria, British Columbia), M5P 2N7 (Toronto, Quebec), G1N 3L8 (Quebec City, Quebec), R3B 1C3 (Winnipeg, Manitoba), and K1P 1A5 (Ottawa, Ontario). Canadian postal codes are broken down by province and municipality.
With nearly a million unique postal codes across Canada's 10 provinces, each major city is assigned upwards of 35 distinct postal codes, and hundreds of thousands of postal codes are assigned to rural areas based on geographic region. Canada's postal codes are comprised of six alphanumeric characters which correspond to 18 different postal regions throughout the country and are further delineated by municipality. The postal regions are demarcated from east to west by the letters A, B, C, E, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V, X, and Y.
When looking for a postal code for a particular mailing address or municipality, online resources are the quickest and most reliable source of information. The Canada Post and various third-party organizations provide easily searchable postal code manifests on their websites. Many of these services provide mapping systems that represent the various postal codes geographically per region and allow the user to search based on known mailing addresses.