Traveling to Canada (ATVB)

Updated:Oct 14,2013
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Traveling to Canada

Toronto (ATVB 2014)Traveling to Canada
US citizens will be required to have a valid passport for travel to Canada and to reenter the United States. For information on obtaining or renewing your passport, please visit http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html. For tourist visits to Canada of less than 180 days, US citizens do not need a visa. For complete information on visa categories and requirements, consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/.
Non-US citizens who plan to attend ATVB 2014 and who need a visa to enter Canada should begin the visa application process as soon as possible.

Consulates in some countries now take several months to process applications. For specific information on travel documents required to visit Canada from countries other than the United States and for further information on the visa application process, please visit www.cbsa.gc.ca and www.cic.gc.ca.

Getting to Toronto by Air
Toronto is served by 2 airports. Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s principal airport, with travel connections to every continent. It ranks among the top 30 world airports in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft movements. More than 76 scheduled and charter airlines currently serve Toronto Pearson International Airport. Air carriers provide nonstop service to 26 Canadian and 42 US (transborder) destinations and same-plane service to 56 other international cities.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (formerly Toronto City Centre Airport) is one of the most convenient urban airports in the world. It is located on Toronto Island, minutes from the downtown core, with links to the city by a short ferry ride and shuttle. It is served by both Porter Airlines and Air Canada. Porter provides a unique and personal flying experience with air connections to regional Canadian and US destinations, including Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, New York City (Newark) and Chicago. Air Canada offers air access every business day between Montreal and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (in addition to its connections between Montreal and Toronto Pearson International Airport).

By Rail
VIA Rail and AMTRAK bring visitors into the heart of the city each day. Toronto's Union Station is centrally located downtown and connects to the subway by underground tunnel.
Niagara GO Train is a summer weekend excursion train from Union Station to Niagara Falls, with stops in Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. The ride from Union Station to the Niagara Falls station takes about 2 hours.

By Car
Several highways, including Highways 2, 401, 407 and the Queen Elizabeth Way, link surrounding cities to Toronto. The nearest Canada-US border crossings are at Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Windsor.