Canada Travel Requirements

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Canada Travel

Canada is the second-largest country in the world, behind Russia. Its natural beauty stretches from Toronto in the south to the Nunavut province in the north, and from Newfoundland in the east to Vancouver in the west. You can hear people speaking French in Quebec, English in Ontario and Inuktitut in Nunavut. Canada is a huge, diverse place with breathtaking beauty, and this guide can help you navigate it.

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Canada Travel Requirements

Canada is generally a safe placeæno question about it. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared when you arrive. This section offers resources to help keep you safe and healthy abroad, and provides an introduction to Canadian customs and traditions.

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  • Canada’s Constitution recognizes English and French as the two official languages. But the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Nunavik, as well as Quebec, also consider Inuktitut (Inuit languages) an official language.
  • When entering Canada from the United States, some form of government-issued photo ID is necessary, like a driver’s license, as well as proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, naturalization certificate or passport. For U.S. citizens entering Canada from a third country, a passport is required. To be safe, U.S. citizens are advised to carry a passport at all times, no matter where they’re traveling from, when driving into Canada.
  • The majority of the population in the province of Quebec speaks French, while English is the majority everywhere else. In 1969, the province of New Brunswick declared itself officially bilingual (English and French), and today French speakers comprise over a third of the population.
  • This section mentions some Canadian traditions. For more information on one of Canada’s most treasured traditions, ice hockey, take a look at the findingDulcinea Hockey Web Guide.
  • Technically, it is illegal to bring Cuban cigars into the United States from Canada.

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