Last updated: November 5, 2019
Canada is the second largest country in the world. Such vastness calls for a variety of landscapes and geography, which is a big attraction for tourists. Cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary have many landmarks and national parks in and around them that are definitely worth seeing. Apart from the obvious big cities, there are 17 World Heritage Sites in Canada, spread around Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, Yukon, Quebec and Northwest Territories.
People do not come to Canada for sightseeing only. They may be attending events, conferences, concerts; having business trips, or simply visiting friends or family. More scenarios can be added.
Canada has social, cultural and economic benefits to facilitating the entry of visitors as captured by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Depending on your nationality and/or where you have been residing—among other factors—the conditions and requirements of your temporary entry to Canada will vary.
Generally, you may visit Canada with one of the following, depending on your nationality and the mode of transportation:
Exceptions apply. Please note that U.S. citizens are eTA- and visa-exempt. They are only required to show their passports. Click on/tap the links for more information.