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Canada is as varied as it is huge. Amazingly, Canada provides rainforests and deserts, enormous fjords, thriving orchards and vineyards. Land travel is particularly cheaper and, if you don't mind long travel times, much more stimulating than flying.


The bus network is the most large public transportation system and is particularly cheaper than the limited train service. The Greyhound in Canada is the national transporter operating routes from Ottawa westward, with many provincial and regional bus lines filling in the gaps. Some buses don't use the central bus station so verify before you go to obtain one bus. Bus stations can change their location sometimes so make sure you have an up to date map.


Travel Canada by rail and discover the journey of a lifetime observing the most awesome scenery in the world. A trip on a train is certainly the most fascinating and luxurious way to experience the diverse Canadian landscape. More than 100 years ago construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway opened access to the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains and the West. However, the speed of trip and the frequency of passenger service seem not to have improved much since then. But, also we must consider, the dimension of Canada, like the second largest country in the world, this country with its low population numbers doesn't sustain the necessary infrastructure investments.


Air travel is quicker, more advantageous and not necessarily more costly, particularly if you buy a ticket or get a special tariff with one of the low-cost, low-frills carriers such as Westjet. Air Canada is the national carrier and operates many routes within Canada. Different routes, generally in the north of Canada, are operated by privately owned and smaller airlines.


If you limit yourself to one region, the best way to enjoy this country is by car or Recreational Vehicle (RV). Canadians drive on the right side of the road, as well as USA. A valid driver's license from any country is useful in Canada for three months.


Canada is so huge, cyclists find it arduous to cover much earth; many people use other ways of transport to travel from region to region and they keep their bikes for recreational cycling once they're there.
Cycling in Canada is an economic method of transport but you have vast distances to content with and this transport way is good for the environment. There are rental stores around Canada and if there are more than one in a city then it can be worth while finding out which provides better quality bikes.


With so much water around, you might be in a boat at some point. Ferries connect some provinces and islands to the mainland and are often the only way there. if you wish, you can use a canoe, and you will travel in the vast distances in Canada through rivers and lakes that are linked up. It is recommended to ask for any further advice on doing this before planning your trip. Tourist offices and national park centres can provide you with plenty of useful details about travelling by canoe in Canada.

Canada's main transport authorities:

Air Canada

Air Canada Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and flag carrier. The airline, founded in 1937, has its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec after it moved from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to over 240 destinations and vacation packages to over 90 destinations via Air Canada Vacations.

Website: Air Canada

West Coast Air

West Coast Air West Coast Air is a locally owned and operated airline offering the only Twin Otter floatplane service between downtown Vancouver, Victoria, Richmond and the Sunshine Coast, with a daily scheduled service operating from Victoria to Whistler during the summer months. Our daily service with numerous departures appeals to both business and leisure travelers.

Website: West Coast Air

Via Rail

Via Rail VIA Rail Canada is an independent Crown corporation established in 1978. VIA operates trains in all regions of Canada over a network spanning the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay. At VIA, we will be the Canadian leader of service excellence in passenger transportation.

Website: Via Rail

Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer Vacations offers year-round vacation packages to the most unique regions of Canada including the acclaimed two-day, all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer rail journey. A portfolio of land tours, under the umbrella of Spectacular Canada, is offered year-round and includes the very best Canadian vacations from coast-to-coast, featuring lodge and ranch experiences, city and resort discoveries, and self-drive vacations.

Website: Rocky Mountaineer

Amtrak Cascades

Amtrak Cascades The Amtrak Cascades is a passenger train route operated by Amtrak in partnership with the states of Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. It is named after the Cascade mountain range that the route parallels. The Amtrak Cascades is a unique train that is painted in a special scheme. The NPCU contains a cement weight to meet FRA weight requirements for collision safety.

Website: Amtrak Cascades

Bc Ferries

Bc Ferries British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., or BC Ferries, is known for safety, spectacular scenery and a proud maritime history. What began in 1960 as a two vessel, two terminal operation has grown into one of the largest, most sophisticated ferry transportation systems in the world. Our fleet of 36 vessels serves a diverse range of communities - up to 47 ports of call - along the coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Website: Bc Ferries

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