So I want to go to Canada in couple of months as a tourist. I'm a Russian citizen, the trip is going to be about 2 weeks long. I plan to visit different cities/places in Ontario and Quebec (probably some other provinces as well).
Now to the point. I have a friend living there (Canadian citizen). I checked online my eligibility for purposes of tourism and visiting friends. In both cases I'm eligible to get visa. So I wonder, should I bother asking my friend to make that letter? Is it going to increase the chance of getting the visa? We're probably not going to stay in their house at all and will likely hangout with them one or two times during the whole trip.