Mattress Sizes & Dimensions in Canada (2024 Guide)

Written by: Duane Franklin



Time to read 7 min

Size matters for anyone looking to purchase a new mattress or bed. Many people have queen size mattresses in Canada.

You likely have a bed, and need the mattress to fit, right? Want a better experience when shopping around?

Our complete guide for mattress sizes in Canada has everything you need to know!

There's not really much difference in Canada and the United States as far as size, but there is different terminology with a couple mattresses.

Double in Canada, is widely known as "Full" in the USA. Similarly, a Single mattress is known as a Twin down south.

Mattress Size Guide Chart

Below is a mattress size chart for individuals shopping around:

Mattress Size & Dimensions (Mattress size in Inches) Dimensions (Centimeters)

It is worth mentioning that mattress can be as much as one full inch smaller in each dimension and still be within tolerances.

Size/Dims Width (in) Length (in) Width (cm) Length (cm)
Crib 27 52 69 132
Single / Twin 38 75 97 190
Single XL / Twin XL 38 80 97 203
Double / Full 54 75 137 190
Double XL / Full XL 54 80 137 203
Queen 60 80 152 203
King 76 80 193 203
California King 72 84 183 213
Unusual sizes
Small Single 30 75 76 190
Half Queen 30 80 76 203
Olympic Queen 66 80 168 203
Super King custom custom custom custom
European sizes
European Single 35.5 79 90 200
European Double 55 79 140 200
European King 63 79 160 200
Grand King 71 79 180 200

Super King Mattress

While the super king is not a common mattress size in Canada.

Actually, it's not really a size at all. What super king generally refers to, is an oversized mattress, made to custom dimensions.

Super King isn't a standard size, and dimensions are variable. It's the standard king's mattress version but a larger size.

Have trouble finding a super king-size bed? Fawcett can make custom mattresses.

Any size mattress you need, Fawcett can create.

An Adjustable Bed Bas-X HFC laying flat

California King Mattress

A California king or Western king is similar to a standard king mattress, but is narrower (72" instead of 76") and longer (84" instead of 80").

The California king allows taller people to stretch out comfortably.

It means they won't need to fold their bodies. Individuals with narrower master bedrooms can also consider this mattress.

King Size Mattress aka Eastern King

A King size mattress is the largest size offered by many mattress manufacturers.

People with large master bedrooms may want to go for this mattress because it enhances personal sleep space.

Parents who want to co-sleep with their kids can choose a king-size mattress.

Some companies like Fawcett can provide a split king mattress with similar dimensions to king-size and includes single XL size mattresses combined.

This ensures personalized comfort for 2 sleepers and increases movement freedom if the frame is adjustable.

Fawcett Mattresses below. Just click on the image : )

Queen Size Mattress

These are some of the most popular mattresses available today.

Couples that pick the queen size mattress can enjoy enough personal space without it taking up too much room space.

Queen size mattresses are a more affordable option for those looking to save on costs.

Queen RV Mattress

The queen RV mattress design allows it to fit in a recreational vehicle.

Typically, the mattress is thinner in profile (think headroom here) and shorter due to space challenges, minimizing weight for the RV.

Ultimately, most RV mattresses are a custom size, which is no problem for us to create for you at Fawcett.

Simply reach out with the dimensions by completing this form.

Full-Size Mattress

A full-size (or double) mattress can be great for people with small bedrooms.

The length is the same as that of a standard twin (single), but the width is an additional 16 inches. This gives the sleeper enough space to spread their limbs and roll around.

This mattress is narrower than the queen-size mattress and is best for a single sleeper.

Couples will likely feel cramped when sleeping on a full-size mattress.

Twin/Single Extra Long Mattress

Typically, a twin-size mattress or single XL as we know it in Canada, is longer than the twin bed by five inches. So it's 80" instead of the regular Single size at 75".

The extra length gives taller sleepers enhanced comfort because they don't have to dangle their feet over the edge. If you're over 6 feet tall you'll appreciate these extra 5 inches.

Twin XL mattresses are commonly found in college rooms because it doesn't take up excess space and is suitable for more sleepers.

Individuals with smaller guest rooms can also benefit from twin XL mattresses.

Twin/Single Mattress

Twin mattresses are offered by many companies and come in compact sizes.

Those with oddly shaped or small rooms won't have a problem fitting these mattresses.

Parents looking to purchase a mattress for their children can consider twin singles.

A Single XL mattress would also be best for teenagers because it can accommodate their growth phase.

Small Single - Cot Mattress

Parents whose toddlers have outgrown their crib but aren't ready to sleep on a traditional bed can consider upgrading to a small single mattress.

We can create any size mattress at Fawcett. Just give us the dimensions!

How to Choose the Appropriate Mattress Size in Canada

Everyone wants a space to stretch out and move when sleeping, but this can be hard without a mattress that can suit your personalized needs.

It would be advisable for couples not to choose anything below the queen mattress size.

Single sleepers may not experience as much trouble when selecting a mattress because of the many available options.

How should one go about when picking a mattress? Here are four critical factors to consider:


Purchasing a mattress is considerable investment. You want to make sure you get value for your money.

Most of our mattresses range in price from $999 to around $2,500, but our best value option is the Model Crib Natural Mattress for your little one.

Our prices vary based on the size, topper, lower, as well as the additional features, benefits and materials you get with each mattress.

For example, when comparing a The Goldstream and Galiano Mattress:

The Goldstream uses 2" of natural talalay latex in combination with pocket coil springs.

Whereas the Galiano uses a separate 3" natural Talalay Latex topper on top of 6" of additional latex underneath for a total of 9" of latex. This makes the Galiano fully flippable and adjustable bed-friendly.

Bedroom Size

The size of your room will influence what kind of mattress you should purchase. 

Here are the minimum room dimensions needed for our mattress sizes:

  • Crib Mattress (27" x 52"): Minimum room size of around 4.5 feet x 7.5 feet.

  • Single (38" x 75"): Minimum room size of around 7 feet x 10 feet.

  • Single XL (38" x 80"): Minimum room size of around 7 feet x 10.5 feet.

  • Double (54" x 75"): Minimum room size of around 9 feet x 10 feet.

  • Double XL (54" x 80"): Minimum room size of around 9 feet x 10.5 feet.

  • Queen (60" x 80"): Minimum room size of around 10 feet x 10.5 feet.

  • King (76" x 80"): Minimum room size of around 12 feet x 10.5 feet.

  • California King (72" x 84"): Minimum room size of around 11 feet x 11 feet.

Sleeper's Height

To provide an accurate depiction of the ideal mattress depending on your height, here is a rough guide to follow:

  • Crib Mattress (27" x 52"): This is designed for infants and toddlers, so the sleeper's height is not a significant factor.

  • Single (38" x 75"): Suitable for children and shorter individuals. Taller adults, especially those over 6 feet, may find a Single XL or larger size more comfortable.

  • Single XL (38" x 80"): A good option for taller individuals who need extra length compared to the standard Single size.

  • Double (54" x 75"): Suitable for a single sleeper or a couple with limited space. Taller individuals may find the length restrictive.

  • Double XL (54" x 80"): Offers additional length compared to the standard Double, making it more suitable for taller individuals.

  • Queen (60" x 80"): A popular choice for couples, but taller individuals may prefer a larger size like a King for added length.

  • King (76" x 80"): Ideal for couples and provides ample space for taller individuals. The extra length is beneficial for those who need it.

  • California King (72" x 84"): Offers additional length compared to the standard King, making it suitable for very tall individuals or those who prefer more legroom.

For more information, contact our Fawcett team for help finding the right mattress for you.

Whether the Mattress Can Accommodate One or More People

If you're purchasing a mattress for one person, you don’t need to think about a King or California king-size mattress, unless you really want the extra space.

For couples, we recommend starting with a queen-size mattress to accommodate you and your partner.

As previously mentioned, the height of you and your partner will be important to ensure you get the right mattress for you both.

Individuals over 6 feet will benefit from a queen-size mattress and or larger so that they’re less likely to have interrupted sleep as they’ll be more comfortable.

Comfort is the #1 Most Important factor - of course.

While size is an important consideration when purchasing a mattress, you also want to consider its sleep experience.

At Fawcett, we recognize how this is vital for our clients and provide them with latex mattresses and organic mattresses to cater to everyone's sleep.

Latex mattress has many pros, including:

  • No metal components

  • Healthy Natural Talalay Latex

  • Superior for eliminating motion transfer

  • Optimal for use with adjustable bed

  • Natural without synthetic components

Best Mattress in Canada - Made-to-Order

Anyone looking to enhance their sleep comfort needs to pick the appropriate mattress size for their requirements.

Need a high-quality mattress, but not sure how to go about it?

Don't hesitate to reach out for more information. 

We ship anywhere in Canada and to most provinces for free. View all our mattresses here.

On the West Coast of Canada? Check out our Showrooms in  Victoria & Nanaimo.