Getting Around

How far is a km? What are the regulations pertaining to customs and duty? And why is the iced tea so sweet? Get all the info you need to prepare for Canada.
 

Air Travel

Getting to Canada by air is simple. All large Canadian centers have direct flights from major American airports.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

BY AIR

  • There are more than 100 airports in Canada with direct flights to US cities.
  • Over 446,000 American travelers came to Canada by air in 2015.
  • To learn about Canadian airport security guidelines, visit Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
 

Auto & RV Travel

Canadians definitely love the open road. Traveling by motorbike, car, truck or RV is an amazing way to see the country.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

THE OPEN ROAD

  • American driver's licenses are valid in Canada.
  • Bring proof of insurance.
  • For information on highway and road conditions, visit the Weather Network.
  • If you're driving a borrowed car or trailer, bring a letter of permission signed by the owner. 
 

Train Travel

Tour Canada from the elegance of a train coach.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

ALL ABOARD

  • Almost all of Canada's major cities are connected by railway.
  • Canada's national passenger rail service is VIA Rail.
  • From gourmet service in the Rocky Mountaineer's custom-designed GoldLeaf dome coach to a trip back to a gentler era on the vintage cars of the Royal Canadian Pacific, romance of the rails is alive and well in Canada.
 

Bus Travel

An economic and comfortable way to get from city to city, Canada's system of bus routes spans the entire country.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

GET ON BOARD

  • Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus services in Canada. Greyhound also offers convenient cross-border links to many US cities.
  • A list of private motor-coach tour operators can be found at Motor Coach Canada.
 

Public Transit

Explore Canada’s cities like a local.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

BUSES, TRAINS, RAPID TRANSIT

  • Most Canadian cities have public transit systems.
  • Buses account for most of the fleets.
  • Major Canadian cities that offer subway, metro or light rapid transit service include Vancouver (SkyTrain), Calgary (CTrain), Edmonton (LRT), Toronto (subway), Ottawa (O-Train) and Montreal (metro).
 

Boating

With the world’s longest coastline and concentration of fresh water lakes (not to mention countless riverways), boating plays a big part in Canadian life.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

MAKE WAVES

 

Accessibility

Be free to explore Canada on your terms.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.
  • For details about accessible transportation in Canada and links to resources for travelers with special needs, visit the Access to Travel website.