Flights some US cities, often as a stopover or transfer to Canada. There are no nonstop flights from Australia or New Zealand to Canada. The best route is from Sydney to Los Angeles. The main Canadian gateway for flights originating in Asia is Vancouver.
If you're traveling cross-border on Amtrak service, you must have your tickets validated prior to boarding. Some stations have a dedicated window for international passengers.
In addition, a small car ferry operates between Wolfe Island, Ontario (near Kingston) and Cape Vincent, New York. A small car ferry operates between Pelee Island Ontario, Kingsville Ontario and Sandusky Ohio when ice and weather allows.
Canada has some of the highest auto insurance minimums in the world $200, 000 in all provinces except Quebec and Nova Scotia. Since most US states have insurance minimums under $50, 000 and some states do not require insurance at all, the non-resident certificate signifies that your insurance company will cover you up to the mandatory limits while driving in Canada. If you are planning on driving into Canada, its very important to talk to your insurance company as soon as you know you'll be going.
Canadians drive on the right of the road.
In the province of Quebec, roadsigns are written solely in French.
In British Columbia there are many roads, mainly in mountain passes, which require vehicles to be equipped with winter tires or carry chains from October 1 - April 30.
In Quebec, winter tire use is mandatory for all taxis and passenger vehicles from December 15 to March 15.
In Ontario, exceeding the speed limit by more than 50km/h (90mph) is considered "racing" or "stunt driving".
If natural beauty is your thing, the approximately three-day train ride between Toronto and Vancouver passes through the splendour of the Canadian prairies and the Rocky Mountains, with domed observation cars to allow passengers to take in the magnificent views.
Intercity buses in Canada are generally very safe, however travelers should be aware of their belongings at all times and make sure that their valuables are on their person if they intend to sleep.
When driving within Montreal, Vancouver or Toronto keep in mind that these cities are densely populated and parking can be difficult to find and/or expensive. In this cities, public transit is a strongly recommended alternative to driving.