Section 2: Addresses

2.1 Format

Please follow Canada Post usage

University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC*
Victoria BC  V8W 2Y2**
Canada

*[note no punctuation, use of capitals]
**[two spaces between province and postal code]

2.2 Capitalization, spelling and numbers

Always express street addresses with numeral (not spelled out).

2 Dallas Road

In running text, spell out “road,” “avenue,” “street” etc. Also spell out any directional abbreviations.

Burnside Road West

Capitalize “Road,” “Street,” etc. when used with a name (as in the above examples).

Capitalize letters that appear in street addresses.

31B Baker Street

2.3 Abbreviations of province names

In addresses, use the Canada Post standards for abbreviations of provinces and territories.

AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

See also Geographic locations: Abbreviations.

2.4 Further information

For further information, please see the Canada Post website: www.canadapost.ca.