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Entering Canada.A Step-by-Step Guide

Magazine article Information Management

Entering Canada.A Step-by-Step Guide

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If you have never traveled to Canada before, you may be asking yourself, "Will I need a passport?" "How much will things cost?" You may be surprised at the answers.

Passport Regulations

U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States can enter Canada without a passport or visa. It is, however, advisable to carry a passport, birth or naturalization certificate, or other proof of citizenship. If these items do not display your photograph, make sure you also have your driver's license or other photo I.D. with you.

If you are not a U.S. or Canada resident, you will need a valid passport.

A "Know Before You Go" brochure about customs regulations is available from the U.S. Customs Service at www.customs.gov. This source is highly recommended for first-time Canada travelers.

Travel Options

Air travel into Montreal is a practical option for conference attendees coming from the United States, across Canada, and overseas. Montreal International Airport-- Dorval, located 11 miles (18 km) west of the downtown area where conference will be held, handles regular scheduled flights. Mirabel Airport is 36 miles (58 km) from downtown and handles charter air traffic and cargo flights. The two airports accommodate direct and non-- stop flights from more than 130 destinations around the world. Several larger commercial airlines fly in and out of Montreal, including Air Canada (see below). Taxis, buses, and limousines offer convenient shuttle service from the airports to the conference convention center and hotels. During conference, shuttle service will be available between the conference hotels and the Montreal Convention Center.

While flying is a must for traveling longer distances, many conference attendees coming from the northeastern United States and Canada may consider ground travel. Montreal is less than a day's drive from most major cities in the New England area. Via Rail offers regular service to eastern and western Canada, and Amtrak provides daily service to Washington and New York. …

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