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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The United States and Canada share the world’s longest undefended border, stretching 3,145 miles. This makes it easy for residents of the northern United States to cross over and explore but from elsewhere, a flight may be required. Visit the sites in this section to get the scoop on making your way to Canada.
- When you cross the border from the United States, be prepared to answer any questions that border security may ask about where you’re going and why. Due to tightened border security following the Sept. 11 attacks, crossing the border may require more time (and patience) than it did pre-9/11.
For general information …
provides a short overview on getting to Canada. The site notes that the easiest way to get to Canada and see the country is by car, and visitors from the United States can easily cross the border. Also consider flying to Canada or going by train; Amtrak offers trains from New York City, Buffalo and Chicago.
For flight search engines …
consolidates flight information and fares from hundreds of individual airlines and online travel agents like CheapTickets and Orbitz. Enter your flight preferences to get a list of possibilities. To learn exactly which airlines and agents
the site covers, visit the "Providers" page.
is an online travel agent that offers consistently competitive prices for domestic and international flights. They have a variety of online booking services, including an extensive “Last Minute Packages
” section with great deals.
For Canadian airlines …
is a prominent airline in the country. Search for flights to major and not so major Canadian locations
—all 65 of them. Air Canada has a very wide presence in the United States and Europe, and also flies throughout the world.
For trains …
serves Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Travel to a number of cities in each province (only two in Quebec: St. Lambert and Montreal) by booking a customized trip on this easy-to-use Web site.
For buses …
provides bus service that connects numerous U.S. cities with Canadian cities. Greyhound has a heavy presence in western Canada but is available throughout the country. Choose your country of origin to get started. The site is available in English, Spanish and French.
is another bus service that has routes available between the United States and Canada. This line only services the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, however, so you won’t find buses that go to Canada from the western United States.
For an online travel agent …
has a clean look, simple navigation, and offers solid prices on airfare, accommodations, car rentals, cruises, bus trips and rail passes. A cool feature on Orbitz lets you explore their many package deals by destination or activity.
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