Travel FAQs

Visitor Information

Hotel and Motel Room Tax

Except for campground and houseboat tourist accommodation, all rates quoted on this site, for properties offering four or more units are subject to an 8% provincial hotel and motel room tax.  Where approved, an additional 2% tourism tax is levied by the local municipal government.  This tax is not applicable to rates charged for lodging rented to the same person for a continuous period of more than 60 days.

Hotel and Motel Room Tax

Goods and services tax of 7% is applicable to most purchased goods and services (including lodging), but rebates can be claimed by non-residents of Canada. This tax is not applicable to rates charged for lodging rented to the same person for a continuous period of more than 30 days.

General Traveller Information

United States Citizens

  • Do not need passports or visas.
  • Proof of citizenship is required: Birth Certificate, Voters Registration or Baptismal Certificate should be carried.As well as a valid Drivers License.
  • Persons under 18 (not accompanied by adult): Should produce a letter from parent or guardian providing permission to enter Canada.

 

Citizens from Other Countries

  • Must posses a valid national passport or other recognized travel documents.

Weapons

  • Revolvers, Pistols, Fully Automatic Firearms and Other Weapons and Self Defence Sprays (mace, pepper spray) are prohibited entry into Canada.
  • All firearms must be declared.
  • Further Information: 1-800-731-4000

Pets

  • Dogs and Cats from the USA, aged more than three months, must be accompanied by a licenced veterinarian of Canada or the US certifying that the animal has beeen vaccinated against rabies during the preceeding 36 months. Further information: 1- (604) 666-8750.

Important

Information on this page is believed to be accurate. However rules do change and Online Accommodations will not be held responsible for errors or omissions. The visitor to Canada should take necessary steps to confirm any information provided before relying on it.