Getting Around

Get all the info you need to prepare for Canada.
Planning a trip in Canada

Air Travel

Flying to Canada is easy, with daily direct flights to many cities, and connections to just about anywhere in the country.

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Car & Motorhome Travel

Canada’s open highways through staggering wilderness offer some of the best road trips in the world. Travelling by motorbike, car, truck or RV is an amazing way to see the country.

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  • 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.
  • Seat belts must be worn.
  • Children under 40 lb must be in child restraints.

Train Travel

Tour Canada from the elegance of a train coach.

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  • 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.

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  • Greyhound is the largest provider of inter-city bus services in Canada.
  • A list of private coach tour operators can be found at Motor Coach Canada.

Public Transit

Explore Canada’s cities like a local.

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  • 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 Montréal (metro).


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

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  • 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.

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  • For details about accessible transportation in Canada and links to resources for travellers with special needs, visit the Accessible Travel website.