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Canada is the largest country in North America and the second largest in the world. The country is incredibly diverse in its people, history, and geography. Travelers can go surfing in Tofino, dogsled in the Northwest, learn the old history of Quebec, or meet people from all over the world in Toronto.
Canada can accommodate any type of traveler, from the adventurous to the history buff.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Canada. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Canada: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Some parts of Canada, especially western Canada, have had measles and mumps outbreaks in recent months. Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
American travelers visiting Canada must have either a valid passport, passport card, or NEXUS card. Children under the age of 16 only need to present proof of U.S. citizenship. For tourists visiting Canada for less than 180 days, a visa is not needed. Other forms of travel (work, study, etc.) generally do need a visa.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Canada’s climate is almost as diverse as its attractions. Make sure you bring what you need for your trip.
Canada has a lower crime rate than the United States. But, violent crimes and crimes of convenience do occur, particularly in urban areas. Travelers should take precautions when visiting large cities or when traveling at night. Take measures to safeguard belongings, especially in public areas.
The Canadian Rockies have gorgeous wildlife and scenery and tons of outdoor activities. Travelers can do all kinds of activities including: whitewater rafting, backcountry skiing, or rock climbing. Almost every traveler will find something to suit his or her needs.
Make sure you bring these key items with you on your trip to Canada:
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Ottawa
490 Sussex Drive
Telephone (General): 613-688-5335
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