Getting to Canada by air is simple. All large Canadian centers have direct flights from major American airports.
- 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.
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.
- Car rental companies are found at airports and in towns and cities, including Budget, Discount, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty, among others.
- For advice on RV rental in Canada, visit Go RVing.
- Seat belts must be worn.
- Children under 40 lbs must be in child restraints.
- For a guide to some of Canada's best scenic drives visit Canada's Scenic Drives.
Tour Canada from the elegance of a train coach.
- 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.
An economic and comfortable way to get from city to city, Canada's system of bus routes spans the entire country.
Explore Canada’s cities like a local.
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).
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.
- Canada has hundreds of thousands of lakes.
- For information on boating safety regulations and requirements for non-resident boaters, visit the Transport Canada Visitor Information page.
Be free to explore Canada on your terms.
- For details about accessible transportation in Canada and links to resources for travelers with special needs, visit the Access to Travel website.