Travellers

The Canada News Centre offers you quick access to the travel news of importance.

 

  1. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) fights organized crime by focusing on firearms-related offences at the border. Today, the CBSA in British Columbia (B.C.), announced that it has made two significant seizures of “ghost guns” in the B.C. Interior, following interceptions at international mail centres.
  2. Fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and promoting Atlantic Canada’s unique places and experiences are key to building strong communities. The Government of Canada is investing in the Town of Port Hawkesbury to re-invigorate its waterfront, creating new business opportunities and a welcoming, accessible space for residents and visitors to explore.
  3. The CBSA is now providing travellers the option to submit their customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hours in advance of their arrival in Canada through ArriveCAN.
  4. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support to re-energize the waterfront in Port Hawkesbury.
  5. Thursday, August 4: Lane reduction on Des Joachims Bridge
  6. The recent increase in passport demand combined with the longer processing times have resulted in a growing number of Canadians requiring their passport applications be transferred to local passport offices for processing in order to get them in time to travel. This has been stressful for Canadians and a challenging way for them to get their documents.
  7. Canada has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service.
  8. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, will make an announcement in support of the tourism industry in Prince Edward Island.
  9. The CBSA gives tips this Civic Holiday long weekend for a smoother trip for travellers
  10. “Service Canada staff are working hard to provide passports to Canadians as quickly as possible. At the same time, staff are doing everything they can to give Canadians a better service experience as they go through the passport process.
  11. His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Canada from July 24 to July 29, with activities planned in the Edmonton area, the Quebec City area and in Iqaluit. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) anticipates that this event will attract many travellers to Canada.
  12. Passport services continue to receive our full attention as we work to improve service delivery. While passport services are not yet back to normal, we have added another tool to share information with Canadians and communicate our progress.
  13. Passport services are not yet back to normal, but we continue to see improvements at passport offices across the country. The team at Service Canada is 100% engaged in getting them there as soon as possible.
  14. Canadians deserve access to timely, efficient, and transparent passport delivery services. We’re continuing to tackle big challenges in the passport program, and as the summer progresses, thanks to the hard work of Service Canada staff, we continue to see improvements in service delivery.
  15. The Government of Canada continues to support the tourism sector for a strong recovery and future growth.
  16. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, will make an announcement in support of the tourism industry.
  17. Mandatory random testing will resume as of July 19, 2022, for travellers who qualify as fully vaccinated , arriving in Canada by air to the four major Canadian airports—Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. All testing for air travellers, for both those who qualify as fully vaccinated and partially or unvaccinated people, will be completed outside of airports, either via an in-person appointment at select testing provider locations and pharmacies, or a virtual appointment for a self-swab test.
  18. Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced over $12.2 million for 33 tourism, community infrastructure and economic development projects in Peterborough, Northumberland and Kawartha Lakes.
  19. Travel Advisory – Lane closures at St. Stephen Ferry Point port of entry
  20. “The Canadian passport is a valuable document that Canadians rely upon for international business travel, vacations, and visits to family and friends. Canadians should be able to obtain a new or renewed passport in a timely manner. I remain seized with resolving this unacceptable situation as quickly as possible.
  21. Q. What is the government doing to fix the situation? Service Canada is examining and implementing every possible option to expedite intake and processing of applications to help Canadians get their passports in a timely way.
  22. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make virtual announcements regarding support for four community organizations.
  23. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to keeping Canadian communities safe from illicit drugs. Today, the CBSA announced the interception of a significant amount of suspected cocaine and heroin.
  24. Statement from Minister Gould on further steps to improve passport processing
  25. Today, the Government of Canada announced it is extending current border measures for travellers entering Canada. Requirements for travellers arriving to Canada are expected to remain in effect until at least September 30, 2022.
  26. Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Children, Families and Social Development, issued the following statement:
  27. Over the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, the volume of passport applications was relatively low, due to a reduction in travel following the imposition of public health restrictions and travel advisories. With the easing of restrictions and the resumption of travel, Service Canada has experienced an increase in passport applications across the country. In the first two years of the pandemic, only 20% of normal passport volume was received (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021- 363,000 passports, and from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 - 1,273,000 passports issued). Since April 1, 2022, over 542,000 applications were received. As a result, Service Canada is experiencing increased passport processing times and is prioritizing those travelling imminently.
  28. Canada has much to offer the world as travel continues to safely resume: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service.
  29. The Government of Canada invests over $180,000 in four projects to support the tourism sector in Prince Edward Island.
  30. The Government of Canada continues to support the tourism sector for a strong recovery and future growth.
  31. Southwest Nova Scotia will benefit from improved offerings to help the tourism sector recover and attract visitors in the region
  32. The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, will make an announcement in support of the tourism industry in Prince Edward Island.
  33. The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, made the following statement marking Tourism Week 2022:
  34. Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region’s economy, supporting thousands of local jobs and businesses. Anchor developments like Cape Smokey in the Cape Breton Highlands are clear examples of the sector’s impact, as they draw new visitors and investment to surrounding areas. The Government of Canada is helping Ingonish-based Cape Smokey add state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment to extend its season, powering the growth of the ski hill and nearby communities.
  35. Canada has much to offer the world as travel continues to safely resume: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high COVID-19 vaccination rates, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destination choices for visitors.
  36. Sunday, May 29: Alexandra Bridge closed to motorists to accommodate the 2022 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.
  37. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities.
  38. Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, will make an announcement in support of infrastructure and technology upgrades at Confederation Centre of the Arts.
  39. Government of Canada to announce support for organizations in Dartmouth
  40. Heavy flooding in North Dakota that resulted in highway closures has now receded. Therefore, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has resumed service at Gretna.
  41. As of May 20, 2022, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will resume services at most small vessel reporting sites.
  42. Tourism tells our story to the world, and the workers in that industry make possible the memorable experiences people carry with them for the rest of their lives.
  43. With pandemic restrictions easing around the world, interest in travel is growing among Canadians, and demand for new or renewed passports is growing along with it. Service Canada is experiencing increases in passport processing times, and is responding by prioritizing those travelling imminently and ensuring that those with less urgent needs can access the right service channels for them.
  44. The 2022 summer visitor season officially kicks off at Parks Canada Mainland Nova Scotia sites!
  45. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travellers that the seasonal Chief Mountain, Alberta border crossing (AB Hwy 6) remains closed until further notice.
  46. CBSA service at the Gretna port of entry is temporarily suspended.
  47. Atlantic Canadian tourism organizations and operators are working hard to recover from pandemic challenges and find new approaches to deliver world-class tourism experiences that tell the stories of the region, and what makes it such a special visitor destination. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Cape Breton Miners Museum in the expansion of an enhanced visitor experience that preserves and commemorates Cape Breton’s coal mining legacy.
  48. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will make an announcement regarding support for growth opportunities in tourism.
  49. The CBSA welcomed one million travellers in a week for the first time since the start of the pandemic
  50. Canada has much to offer the world as travel safely resumes: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service. Combined with a strong focus on health and safety and high COVID-19 vaccination rates, Canada is among the most alluring and smartest destination choices for visitors.