Getting Around

Learn how to get from point A to point B.
Planning a trip in Canada

Air Travel

No matter where you live in Australia flying to Canada is easy, with direct flights to Vancouver from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, as well as flights to the eastern provinces via Los Angeles and Auckland through various airlines.

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  • Air Canada flies daily to Vancouver from Sydney and Brisbane, and 4 times weekly from Melbourne.
  • Qantas flies direct to Vancouver from Sydney in June/July/August and December/January.
  • Over 279,000 Australian travellers came to Canada by air in 2015.
  • To learn about Canadian airport security guidelines, visit Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

Auto & RV Travel

Aussies love a road trip and Canada’s open highways through staggering wilderness offer some of the best in the world. Travelling by motorbike, car, truck or RV is an amazing way to see the country.

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  • Australian driver's licenses are valid in Canada.
  • Bring proof of insurance.
  • For information on highway and road conditions, visit the Weather Network.
  • If you're driving a borrowed car or trailer, bring a letter of permission signed by the owner. .
  • Car rental companies are found at airports and in towns and cities, including Budget, Discount, Hertz, National, Enterprise and Thrifty, among others.
  • For advice on RV rental in Canada, visit Go RVing.
  • Seat belts must be worn.
  • Children under 40 lb must be in child restraints.

Train Travel

Tour Canada from the elegance of a train coach.

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  • Almost all of Canada's major cities are connected by railway.
  • Canada's national passenger rail service is VIA Rail.
  • From gourmet service in the Rocky Mountaineer's GoldLeaf Dome Coach to a trip back in time on the vintage cars of the Royal Canadian Pacific, the romance of the rails is alive and well in Canada.

Bus Travel

An economic and comfortable way to get from city to city, Canada's system of bus routes spans the entire country.

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  • Greyhound is the largest provider of intercity bus services in Canada.
  • A list of private motor-coach tour operators can be found at Motor Coach Canada.

Public Transit

Explore Canada’s cities like a local.

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  • Most Canadian cities have public transit systems.
  • Buses account for most of the fleets.
  • Major Canadian cities that offer subway, metro or light rapid transit service include Vancouver (SkyTrain), Calgary (CTrain), Edmonton (LRT), Toronto (subway), Ottawa (O-Train) and Montréal (metro).


With the world’s longest coastline and concentration of fresh water lakes (not to mention countless riverways), boating plays a big part in Canadian life.

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  • Canada has hundreds of thousands of lakes.
  • For information on boating safety regulations and requirements for non-resident boaters, visit the Transport Canada Visitor Information page


Be free to explore Canada on your terms.

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  • For details about accessible transportation in Canada and links to resources for travelers with special needs, visit the Accessible Travel website.