Travellers

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

  1. 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.
  2. The 2022 summer visitor season officially kicks off at Parks Canada Mainland Nova Scotia sites!
  3. 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.
  4. CBSA service at the Gretna port of entry is temporarily suspended.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The CBSA welcomed one million travellers in a week for the first time since the start of the pandemic
  8. 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.
  9. The Canada Border Services Agency reminds boaters of entry and reporting requirements
  10. The Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), will make a significant announcement supporting tourism across southern Ontario.
  11. La Garde côtière canadienne avise les résidents de Midland, en Ontario, et des environs, que le NGCC Griffon effectuera des opérations de déglaçage dans la région le 6 avril 2022 ou aux alentours de cette date.
  12. Kingston, Ontario, March 28, 2022 — Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction on the LaSalle Causeway for maintenance work.
  13. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the bridge at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam will no longer be closed to motorists for 1 night during the week of March 28, from 10 pm to 6 am.
  14. Lockport, Manitoba, March 22, 2022 – 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.
  15. Lockport, Manitoba, March 14, 2022 – 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 work.
  16. Gatineau, Quebec, March 2, 2022 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Chaudiere Crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic for repair work.
  17. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  18. The Government of Canada invests more than $344,000 in seven community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, boost tourism, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  19. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, will make virtual announcements regarding support for three community organizations.
  20. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville – Preston – Chezzetcook, will make virtual announcements regarding support for four community organizations.
  21. Gatineau, Quebec, February 18, 2022 – The Alexandra Bridge currently has a 27-tonne load restriction applied to all types of vehicles. Out of an abundance of caution and safety due to the ongoing demonstration taking place in Ottawa, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic.
  22. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be a lane closure on the Chaudière Crossing for repair work
  23. Gatineau, Quebec, February 4, 2022 – Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists that the Chaudière Crossing will no longer be closed to vehicular traffic from Friday, February 4, at 8 pm to Monday, February 7, at 6 am, following the cancellation of a planned closure.
  24. Gatineau, Quebec, February 3, 2022 – Out of an abundance of caution and safety due to an ongoing demonstration taking place in Ottawa that started on January 28, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that there will be lane closures on the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge.
  25. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will continue to be closed to vehicular traffic.
  26. The Macdonald-Cartier Bridge currently has a load restriction applied to all types of vehicles.
  27. The Alexandra Bridge currently has a load restriction applied to all types of vehicles.
  28. Jasper Indigenous Forum and Parks Canada agree on “Miette” as temporary name for Jasper National Park campground
  29. 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. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  30. The Government of Canada invests more than $880,000 in nine community shared spaces and two tourism businesses to stimulate local economies, create jobs, boost tourism, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  31. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic for repair work.
  32. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Chaudière Crossing will be closed to vehicular traffic for repair work
  33. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise cyclists and pedestrians that the boardwalk on the Alexandra Bridge will be reduced for tests and inspections
  34. The annual Canadian Council of Tourism Ministers meeting (CCTM) was held today, co-chaired by the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, and Caroline Proulx, Minister of Tourism of Quebec.
  35. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will make two virtual announcements regarding support for two community organizations.
  36. CBSA and RCMP disrupt smuggling operation at Pacific Highway border, keeping 100 kg of meth off the streets
  37. The Canada Border Services Agency would like to remind travellers that border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada and that they should get informed and understand their obligations as they make their travel plans.
  38. New project provides critical water access for tourism sector in West Hants
  39. Gatineau, Quebec, December 8, 2021 – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for the stormwater infrastructure work conducted by the National Capital Commission (NCC) .
  40. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that there will be lane closures on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for emergency repair work.
  41. Temporary foreign workers (TFWs) are entitled to the same workplace conditions and rights as Canadians and their health and safety is a major priority for the Government of Canada.
  42. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to safeguarding Canada and keeping contraband goods from reaching communities. Today, the CBSA announced one of the largest single firearm seizures in the Southern Ontario Region in recent history.
  43. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of an alternating lane reduction on the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for maintenance work.
  44. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from Wednesday, November 17, to Friday, November 19, from 9:30 am to 3 pm following the cancellation of a planned closure.
  45. Nova Scotia gaining additional exposure as a sports tourism destination
  46. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for inspection work.
  47. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of the full closure of the Burlington Canal Lift Bridge for maintenance work.
  48. Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise users that the Alexandra Bridge boardwalk will remain open from Tuesday, November 9, to Thursday, November 11, from 9 am to 3 pm, following the cancellation of a planned boardwalk reduction.
  49. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise cyclists and pedestrians that the boardwalk on the Alexandra Bridge will be reduced for maintenance work.
  50. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Des Allumettes Bridge will remain open to vehicular traffic from Monday, November 1, to Sunday, November 7, from 6 am to 7 pm, following the cancellation of a planned lane reduction for maintenance work.