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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

There are at least four international ferries I can think of on the west coast: MV Coho (Black Ball Ferries) - https://www.cohoferry.com/ - Port Angeles to Victoria - 90 minutes, 42 km Sidney-...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

Are their commercial boats, ferries which can allow passengers to travel from USA to Canada and vice versa? Yes, e.g. Victoria Clipper between Seattle and Victoria. 2 hours and 45 minutes, traveling ...
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Canadian transit visa for an international student in the US

There are no special rules for foreign students in the U.S. to transit through Canada. The circumstances where a visa national can transit Canada without a visa are listed on the government website. A ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

Ottawa, to your example, is not commercially accessible by water. To the northwest, the Ottawa River disappears into the Canadian hinterland, making the border between Ontario and Quebec, where it ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

On the east coast: There is a ferry between Maine and Nova Scotia. https://www.ferries.ca/thecat/overview/ There used to be one between Boston and Nova Scotia but it was discontinued Since you asked ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

You could potentially get from Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) to Newark (New Jersey, United States), or from Baltimore (Maryland, United States) to Halifax by freighter travel. Although bookings are ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

While not a ferry, there are cruises which are certainly commercial travel. For example, this is a page of Princess cruises. Not sure if you can take it one-way - e.g., US to Canada and stay in Canada....
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Changes in declared length of stay vs authorized stay in Canada

This Canada Immigration FAQ page from April 7, 2022, says: How long can I stay in Canada as a visitor? ... Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. If you’re allowed to enter Canada, the ...
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Traveling to US from Canada what Covid test should I do?

$129 for a supervised rapid antigen test is definitely overpriced. I went to Shopper's Drug Mart, a national chain; here's a list of stores for a randomly chosen Vancouver postal code, but you could ...
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UK visit visa refusal with 10 year ban: effect on Canadian visa application

I want to share my experience. Truly, Canada, UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand share immigration information among themselves, but not in all visa applications. I applied for a UK student visa via ...
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Canada Visitor Visa - should I mention working in a family business?

I am not familiar with the specific forms that you must complete to apply for a tourist visa to Canada. But it may be useful to know what IRCC (or any other visa-granting authority) is looking for. ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

What will be the distance time for example Washington D.C to Ottawa by ferry, boat taking into account specific halts at strategic locations? As others have noted, this is a very odd itinerary. ...
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

There are lots of commercial ships between the U.S. and Canada. Aside from the many ferries and such that have already been listed, nearly all cruises to or from Alaska have either a stop or a ...
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Avoiding surcharges when buying/reloading a compass card at YVR

If time is not a concern for you, take the free shuttle to South Terminal, there you can take route 412 back to Bridgeport, which is outside of Sea Island.
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Traveling to US from Canada what Covid test should I do?

The testing requirements for a non-US-citizen flying to the US are on this CDC page. A rapid antigen test is acceptable. Googling "rapid antigen test Vancouver BC" will return many results.
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