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You'll clear immmigration and become a temporary resident at your first port of entry into Canada. You told us that you would be entering at Vancouver, so this is where immigration will take place. After you clear immigration in Vancouver, you can do whatever you wish, provided you eventually get to your university in Toronto. Hopefully before classes start!...


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Your existing temporary resident visa is fine for entering Canada. You don't need a second temporary resident visa just to transit. And you have enough time between your flights.


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Air Canada and ANA are partner airlines (see the list on ANA's website) and you're travelling on one ticket, so your bags will be checked all the way through in both directions. As far as I can see, you don't need to pick up your bags in Japan to take them through customs, like you would in the US. You can confirm this with the check-in agent when you drop ...


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There is finally, finally a seaplane from Vancouver Coal Harbour to Seattle Lake Union (it started Apr 26, 2018). It is not cheap but it exists. The company is called Kenmore Air (despite the name they are not actually flying dishwashers). A major problem is the very stingy and stringent baggage allowance Floatplane passengers are limited to 25 lbs. (11kg)...


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