Flights to Vancouver

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been rated the top airport in North America and is just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

There are direct flights to Vancouver from all over the world. Click here to see a map of direct routes and flight times.

Visitor Visa

For visitors to Canada who need an Official Invitation Letter to apply for a visitor visa, contact Please note that Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year.  Participants are encouraged to apply approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time.

Electronic Applications (e-Apps)

Submission at a Visa Application Centre (VAC) (In person or by mail)

NEW – Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.

If you have any questions on the importation of goods related to your event please contact the  International Events and Conventions Services Program   (IECSP) at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).