Skip to main content
A boat travelling past Niagara Falls in Ontario

Getting around

Learn how to get from point A to point B.

Page 1 Created with Sketch.

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.

By air

  • 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 AuthorityExternal Link Title.
Page 1 Created with Sketch.

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.

The open road

Train travel

Tour Canada from the elegance of a train coach.


All aboard

  • Almost all of Canada's major cities are connected by railway.
  • Canada's national passenger rail service is VIA RailExternal Link Title.
  • From gourmet service in the Rocky MountaineerExternal Link Title'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.


Get on board

Public transit

Explore Canada’s cities like a local.

public transit

Buses, trains, rapid transit

  • 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.


Make waves

  • Canada has hundreds of thousands of lakes.
  • For information on boating safety regulations and requirements for non-resident boaters, visit the Transport Canada Visitor InformationExternal Link Title page.
Page 1 Created with Sketch.


Be free to explore Canada on your terms.

Coming to Canada

Why is the iced tea so sweet? What are the regulations pertaining to customs and duty? 

Get all the info you need to prepare for Canada.