Canada by Air and Sea

Find out how to travel to Canada by plane or boat...

Air travel

There are regular scheduled flights between major cities and towns in Canada. Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, providing services nationally and internationally. Canada's busiest airports are Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Montréal and Edmonton.

WestJet offers services between 33 Canadian cities, and internationally to the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. Other airlines operating nationally include Air Transat, Air North, First Air, Canadian North and Porter Airlines.


There are numerous ferry services which provide links between mainland Canada and its islands, as well as services which provide links across Canada's vast rivers and lakes. Links to the main provincial and territorial ferry operators are provided below:

  • British Columbia: Numerous ferry operators offer services along British Columbia's coastline. For information about ferry travel in British Columbia: Click here
  • Manitoba: Many ferry services are available across the region's lakes. For details: Click here
  • Ontario: Ferry services run between the islands. For information: Click here
  • Quebec: Ferry services provide links to Prince Edward Island and across rivers and lakes in the region. For information: Click here
  • New Brunswick: For information on ferry services: Click here
  • Nova Scotia: For ferry services information: Click here#mce_temp_url#
  • Prince Edward Island: For ferry services information: Click here
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: For details of ferry services: Click here
  • For Yukon ferry services: Click here

Tickets are normally purchased at the ferry terminal. It is advisable in the summer months to book ferries in British Columbia (to and from Vancouver Island and around the Sunshine Coast) in advance.