Information for Visitors

Key Travel Information

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Departure location and flight duration to Vancouver

Chicago 4.5 hours (United Air, Air Canada)
Dallas 4.5 hours (American Airlines)
Denver 3 hours (United Air, Air Canada)
LA 3 hours (Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, WestJet)
Montreal 5.5 hours (Air Canada, WestJet)
New York 6 hours (United AirAir CanadaCathay Pacific)
San Francisco 2.5 hours (Air Canada, WestJet)
Toronto 5 hours (Air Canada, WestJet)

Road Travel

For driving routes, road conditions, and information on border delays in BC, visit

Car Rentals

Car rental companies are conveniently located at most commercial airports, with additional rental companies providing off-site pick-up and drop-off service. Rental companies can also be found in larger communities throughout the province. Some companies can provide snow tires and/or ski racks, and advanced booking or additional charges may be required.

Ferry Services

For information on fares, routes and times, or to make reservations visit

Passport Information

For all travel into Canada, visitors must present their passports (or accepted documents like NEXUS cards). For updates, please visit the Canada Border Services Agency website at For individuals travelling from the United States to Canada, please visit the U.S. Department of State website at

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