Official Travel Advice for Canada
Summary - updated information on a terrorist incident in Edmonton on 30 September 2017, which has now been resolved; removal of link to information and advice page about the Invictus Games, which was held in Toronto from 23 to 30 September 2017.
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 20 Oct 2017.
There was a terrorist incident in Edmonton on 30 September 2017 involving one perpetrator, during which 5 people were injured, including a police officer. The incident has now been resolved.
Visitors travelling to Canada by air are now expected to get an electronic travel authorisation (eTA) to enter Canada. For more information about the eTA system, and to apply online, visit the official Canadian government website. See Entry requirements
If you’re visiting Canada you’ll need an eTA to board your flight unless you’re otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card). If you have British-Canadian dual nationality you won’t be able to apply for an eTA and you’ll need to present a valid Canadian passport to board your flight to Canada.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Canada. See Terrorism
Around 724,000 British nationals visit Canada each year. Most visits are trouble free.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Canada
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 16,014,000 in 2011
French (official language) 22%
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Population: 883,391 (in 2011)
Largest City: Toronto