Visa Information

Participants will need a valid passport or an appropriate travel document to enter Canada. 
 

Citizens of the United States

Although they do not need a passport nor visa, they should carry evidence of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, a citizenship certificate, a naturalization certificate or a state birth certificate. If these documents do not contain their photograph, they will be asked for a driver’s licence or other identification. US citizens should visit the Department of Homeland Security website for a list of acceptable documents to re-enter the US.


Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

Information on visiting Canada:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/index.asp

Do you need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to visit Canada (see for list of countries):
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

Visiting Canada - Important information for visa exempt travellers (including US Citizens):
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visa-exempt.asp
 

From the Airport


You will likely be arriving at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), where there are more than a dozen international flights in and out every day. Located just 25 minutes from Granville Island and downtown there are several options to get from the airport.

The quickest way is to take a taxi which picks up directly outside the entrance of the Arrivals Lounge. The approximate fare to downtown Vancouver is between $28 – $32 CDN (taxes included).

The Canada Line provides rapid rail service to Richmond & downtown. Trains leave every Seven minutes from YVR, and a one-way trip to downtown Vancouver costs $8.75

A regular scheduled airport bus service operates between the airport and downtown Vancouver. Information on their departure times and pickup locations can be obtained from the Tourist Info staff at the airport.



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