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Information for Visitors to the Fraser Valley and Northern BC:


Transportation in BC:
  • Air Travel:
    Most major destinations in British Columbia can be accessed by Canada's two major Airlines. As well regional airlines and Helijet have scheduled services throughout the province.
  • Road Travel:
    Excellent highways and roads criss-cross the privince. Inter-city buses service the entire province with the added advantage of downtown-to-downtown service.
  • Ferry Services:
    BC Ferries operates one of teh most sophisticated systems of its kind in the world. For information on fares, routes and times, or to make reservations, call toll free in B.C. 1-888-BCFERRY. Outside of BC, call 250-386-3431, or click here, www.bcferries.com
  • Rail Travel:
    Train travel can be a romantic and memborable way to see BC; train service is offered by different operators in different regions of BC.

Emergency Information:
  • Emergency 9-1-1
    In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 911.
  • Tourist Alert:
    The news media and tourist facilties cooperate with the RCMP to communicate urgent messages to visitors. If you see or hear your name please phone the number given.
  • Hospital and Medical Services:
    Visitors from outside Canada should clarify coverage provided by their personal insurance carriers and may wish to obtain additional health insurance before coming to BC.
  • Wheelchair Accessiblity:
    Information can be obtained from the Canadian Paraplegic Association
    780 SW Marine Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7
    Phone : 604-324-3611
    Fax: 604-323-3471

General Information:
  • Goods and Service Tax:
    The Federal Goods and Service Tax (GST) of 7% is applicable to most purchased goods and services, but rebates on accommodations and purchases taken out of the country can be claimed by non-residents of Canada. Some restrictions apply. For more information in Canada call, 1-800-66-VISIT; outside Canada, call 902-432-5608.
  • Canadian Currency Exchange:
    The monetary system in Canada is based on dollars and cents. To avoid exchange problems, visitors are urged to exchagne tyheir funds to Canadian dollars at a bank or foreign currency exchange outlet.
  • Climate:
    Temperatures are generally warmer in the southern parts of the Province and cooler in the north. They are also recorded using the metric system.


Entry Formatlities:
United States citizens do not need to passports or visas, but proof of citizenship and residence must be carried.

Visitors from other countries must be in possession of a valid national passport or other recognized travel document and should contact the nearest Canadian Consulate or Embassy for more information.

Customs Information:
  • Personal:
    All goods must be declared. Wearing apparel and personal effects for use by visitors are admitted free of duty.
  • Pets:
    Dogs and cats from the United States more than three months of age, must be accompanied by a certificate signed by a licenced veterinarian of Canada or the United States certifiying that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies during the preceding 36 months. For further information, contact Canada Food Inspection at 1-888-732-6222.
  • Weapons:
    Revolvers, pistols, fully automatic firearms and other weapons and self-defence sprays (ie mace, pepper spray) are prohibited entry into Canada. All firearms (ie hunting rifles, shotguns) must be declared. For information call the Canadian Firearms Centre inquiry line at 1-800-731-4000.

Information for Visitors to the Fraser Valley and Northern BC:



Transportation in BC:
  • Air Travel:
    Most major destinations in British Columbia can be accessed by Canada's two major Airlines. As well regional airlines and Helijet have scheduled services throughout the province.

  • Road Travel:
    Excellent highways and roads criss-cross the privince. Inter-city buses service the entire province with the added advantage of downtown-to-downtown service.

  • Ferry Services:
    BC Ferries operates one of teh most sophisticated systems of its kind in the world. For information on fares, routes and times, or to make reservations, call toll free in B.C. 1-888-BCFERRY. Outside of BC, call 250-386-3431, or click here, www.bcferries.com

  • Rail Travel:
    Train travel can be a romantic and memborable way to see BC; train service is offered by different operators in different regions of BC.

Emergency Information:
  • Emergency 9-1-1
    In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 911.

  • Tourist Alert:
    The news media and tourist facilties cooperate with the RCMP to communicate urgent messages to visitors. If you see or hear your name please phone the number given.

  • Hospital and Medical Services:
    Visitors from outside Canada should clarify coverage provided by their personal insurance carriers and may wish to obtain additional health insurance before coming to BC.

  • Wheelchair Accessiblity:
    Information can be obtained from the Canadian Paraplegic Association
    780 SW Marine Drive
    Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7
    Phone : 604-324-3611
    Fax: 604-323-3471

General Information:
  • Goods and Service Tax:
    The Federal Goods and Service Tax (GST) of 7% is applicable to most purchased goods and services, but rebates on accommodations and purchases taken out of the country can be claimed by non-residents of Canada. Some restrictions apply. For more information in Canada call, 1-800-66-VISIT; outside Canada, call 902-432-5608.

  • Canadian Currency Exchange:
    The monetary system in Canada is based on dollars and cents. To avoid exchange problems, visitors are urged to exchagne tyheir funds to Canadian dollars at a bank or foreign currency exchange outlet.

  • Climate:
    Temperatures are generally warmer in the southern parts of the Province and cooler in the north. They are also recorded using the metric system.


Entry Formatlities:
United States citizens do not need to passports or visas, but proof of citizenship and residence must be carried.

Visitors from other countries must be in possession of a valid national passport or other recognized travel document and should contact the nearest Canadian Consulate or Embassy for more information.

Customs Information:
  • Personal:
    All goods must be declared. Wearing apparel and personal effects for use by visitors are admitted free of duty.

  • Pets:
    Dogs and cats from the United States more than three months of age, must be accompanied by a certificate signed by a licenced veterinarian of Canada or the United States certifiying that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies during the preceding 36 months. For further information, contact Canada Food Inspection at 1-888-732-6222.

  • Weapons:
    Revolvers, pistols, fully automatic firearms and other weapons and self-defence sprays (ie mace, pepper spray) are prohibited entry into Canada. All firearms (ie hunting rifles, shotguns) must be declared. For information call the Canadian Firearms Centre inquiry line at 1-800-731-4000.


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