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

 

  1. Today, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that the Domestic Lane at the Cornwall port of entry has been made permanent following a successful two-year pilot project.
  2. The Canadian Transportation Agency issues administrative monetary penalty to Air Canada for violations of the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations
  3. Improving passport service quality, accessibility and timeliness remain top priorities for Service Canada. That is why Service Canada expanded the 10-day passport service to the Comox Valley Service Canada Centre in Courtenay.
  4. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Atlantic Region has released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2023.
  5. Everyday, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) works hard to protect Canadians, support the economy, and ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods across our borders.
  6. Today, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Quebec Region, published the highlights of its enforcement and operational activities covering the period from January 1, to October 31, 2023.
  7. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Prairie Region today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2023.
  8. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Region today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2023.
  9. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Southern Ontario Region (SOR) today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2023.
  10. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Pacific Region has released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2023.
  11. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Northern Ontario Region (NOR) today released operational and enforcement highlights covering the period from January 1 to October 31, 2023.
  12. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the LaSalle Causeway will be closed to motorists for rehabilitation work
  13. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of intermittent alternating lane closures on the J.C. Van Horne Bridge for inspection work
  14. Atlantic Canada‘s bountiful agriculture industry is the backbone of many communities and businesses throughout the region, and an important contributor of international exports. The Government of Canada is investing to help Nova Scotia apple growers produce cider as a sustainable, value-added product, further strengthening the region’s retail and tourism offerings.
  15. National and international sport competitions bring athletes and spectators from around the world, showcasing Atlantic Canada’s unique experiences. The Government of Canada is investing in sports and recreation facilities to boost local economies and bring more tourism opportunities to rural communities.
  16. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users of Alexandra Bridge that on August 2, 5, 9, 12, 16 and 19, the traffic lanes and the boardwalk will be closed and patrolled for safety measures during the event
  17. The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening the integrity and safety of its bridges.
  18. Today, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is launching consultations on proposed amendments to the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR), and invites Canadians to participate.
  19. Tom Oommen, Director General, Analysis and Outreach Branch and spokesperson of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) will be holding a virtual technical briefing on the CTA's next steps in the area of air passenger protection and how the CTA plans to strengthen the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR) as a result of the Budget Implementation Act which introduced changes to the Canada Transportation Act to clarify, simplify and strengthen the Canadian air passenger protection regime.
  20. Upgrades complete at St. Stephen Ferry Point Bridge port of entry
  21. Government of Canada to announce support for international sports championship and Sydney community facility
  22. PEI National Park officially opened for the visitor season on June 6; campgrounds and most beach accesses will be ready to welcome visitors
  23. PEI National Park officially opened for the visitor season on June 6; campgrounds and most beach accesses will be ready to welcome visitors
  24. Cross border travel between Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park will reopen for the 2023 season.
  25. Little Gold Creek port of entry open for the summer season
  26. Yesterday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, met with the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) to discuss a shared commitment to do more for persons with disabilities when they travel by air.
  27. Over the past two years, Nova Scotia’s tourism operators have doubled down to build experiences, accommodations, and strategies to strengthen Canada as a destination of choice – spearheading more than 100 projects through the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund. That work continues, and ACOA is here to help businesses as they attract more visitors to the region and grow the industry with fresh approaches to delivering world-class tourism.
  28. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will announce a multi-million dollar Government of Canada contribution to support tourism projects across Nova Scotia.
  29. As Canada moves toward a greener future, communities that rely on coal to fuel their economies are building up other sectors to continue growing and create local employment. For many, the tourism sector is already a key economic driver, and it is important that communities are resourced and ready to create offerings that highlight local strengths and assets.
  30. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement to support tourism growth for a local hot spot in Trenton.
  31. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the local roadway under the east approach at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will continue to be closed to vehicular traffic for construction and maintenance purposes until June 30. This closure will not affect vehicles travelling on Highway 44.
  32. Chief Mountain port of entry re-opens for the season following three years of suspended service
  33. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise the public that due to safety concerns over rising water levels, there will be a full closure of the Union Bridge on the Chaudière Crossing to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  34. Service Canada is prepared to resume all services at Service Canada Centres and Passport offices following the end of the public service labour disruption.
  35. The following information will help applicants across Canada choose the best service option for passports in their area based on their specific needs.
  36. The CBSA is resuming regular hours of service at 42 ports of entry across Canada
  37. In learning the lessons of a very challenging period, and applying them for the future, this Government is setting up the passport program to be more reliable, more flexible, and more capable of serving Canadians effectively for years to come. Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced the launch of a new online Passport Application Status Checker.
  38. Beginning in August 2022, Service Canada started to roll out 10-day passport pick-up service at 13 Service Canada Centres across the country. Canadians can apply for a passport at these locations and receive it after 10 business days. The passport can either be mailed or be picked up in person.
  39. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, will provide an update on passport service delivery.
  40. As of 12:01 a.m. EDT on March 17, 2023, air travellers to Canada on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao will no longer be required to provide evidence of a COVID-19 test result before boarding.
  41. The Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian Snowbird Association are encouraging Canadians who have spent the winter abroad, to plan ahead for a smooth return to Canada this spring.
  42. CBSA and CBP open a NEXUS and FAST enrolment centre in the U.S. The enrolment centre in Houlton, Maine will expand interview capacity for applicants residing in eastern Canada and north-eastern U.S.
  43. On February 4, 2023, we are extending current health measures for travellers arriving on flights from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao, regardless of nationality or vaccination status.
  44. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to vehicular traffic for deck replacement
  45. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane closure on the LaSalle Causeway for maintenance work
  46. As a demonstration of the ongoing cooperation that binds Canada and the United States of America, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Canadian Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, support and express their appreciation to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for their progress in developing innovative solutions to provide NEXUS applicants with more options and opportunities to complete their enrollment interviews for this bilateral trusted traveller program. These efforts have been made to ensure every qualified U.S. and Canadian traveller has the opportunity to benefit from the facilitated travel that NEXUS brings, supporting communities and economic interests on both sides of the border.
  47. Government of Canada to announce support to revitalize community waterfront
  48. As of 12:01 a.m. EST on January 5, all air travellers who are two years of age and older, arriving on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao, will need to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than two days before their departure, to the airline prior to boarding. The test could be either a negative molecular (such as a PCR test), or a negative antigen test that has documentation to show that it has been monitored by a telehealth service or an accredited laboratory or testing provider. Passengers who tested positive more than 10 days before their departure flight, but no more than 90 days, can provide the airline with documentation of their prior positive, in place of a negative test result.
  49. Hamilton, Ontario, December 22, 2022 — Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users of upcoming closures on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for construction work.
  50. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travellers of what to expect when crossing the border this holiday season, whether they will be returning to or visiting Canada.