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Travel to Canada

Information on Travelling to Canada

Electronic Travel Authorization Program (eTA)

As of March 15, 2016, it is legally mandatory for incoming visitors from visa-waiver countries other than the United States to have an eTA upon entering Canada.

Please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/multimedia/video/visitcanada/visitcanada.asp to learn more.

Entering Canada via Customs

Passport and visa requirements for visiting Canada will vary according to your citizenship, residency and purpose for visiting Canada. We recommend you obtain more information before you complete your travel plans by contacting the nearest:

Information on visas for temporary residents can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration website or by calling 1-888-242-2100.

United States Citizens

Citizens of the United States (U.S.) travelling between the U.S. and Canada require a valid U.S. passport, Air NEXUS card or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner document.

For up-to-date information for visitors from the Canadian Border Services Agency, go to www.cbsa.gc.ca or call 1-800-461-9999 (within Canada) or (506) 636-5064.

Information on visas for temporary residents, please visit www.travel.state.gov.

Passport and Visa Requirements

Canada’s Culture

What makes Canada truly special is its people and their culture. Friendly, outgoing and welcoming are just some of the words visitors have used to describe Canadians. Over the course of history, this country has been cultivated by people from across the globe. Their impact on the country can be seen in Canada’s wide-range of colourful streetscapes, historical landmarks, mouth-watering cuisines, enthralling music and in its symphony of languages. Just click on the links below for all the tools, tips and information you’ll need to travel to Canada.