How to get a Travel Visa
Applying for a travel visa in Canada is relatively easy because the Canadian government believes that bringing in more tourists and visitors is not only good for the economy, but also for the collective culture of the country.
Canadians have one of the most progressive immigration systems in the world and the first to become formally a multicultural nation. By multicultural they mean to say that the people of Canada come from many different countries and cultures, but the sovereignty of these cultures work to sustain the overall culture of Canada.
Depending upon what country you are from you may not even need a travel visa, your passport may be enough. However, if you need to apply for a visitor visa you will need to provide a number of identity documents as well as your passport.
It is important to note that all travel visas have a date of limitation stamped on them by immigration officials as you enter the country. You must leave Canada by this date if you want to be able to re-enter Canada at a later date. We will discuss this in greater detail at the end of this article.
Canada is an enormous country with innumerable beautiful things to see within its borders and many people find Canada an excellent travel destination every year with millions of visitors just last year.
Quebec City has old world charm planted squarely in the new world and is one of the oldest European settlements in the Americas. The Chateau Du Frontenac is a beautiful hotel and a popular travel destination.
Niagara Falls has been a tourist destination for over a hundred years and is a truly impressive natural wonder. Billions of gallons of water rush off of its cliffs creating a cloud effect at ground level. Many special events take place near the falls and a specially made car travels over the falls to give visitors a particularly close view.
Feeling wild? Much of Canada is virgin wilderness and the national parks located throughout the country offer excellent opportunities for camping and hiking. The Yukon, known in travel and adventure stories from the late 1800s is located in the North West near Alaska.
The Trans-Canadian railroad affords you the opportunity to see the greater part of Canada from Ontario to British Colombia in the comfort of a rail car. A unique and fun experience.
What you should do if you want to stay
After staying in Canada for a period of time you may find that you don’t want to leave! This is of course understandable; Canada does have a great deal of charm.
However, if you are in Canada with a travel visa you must leave by the date stamped into your passport by the Canadian immigration officials. If you don’t do this you won’t be able to re-apply for entry.
After you leave Canada you can then apply to come back. If you want to stay longer than a visitor visa will allow or if you want to study or work you should look into one of the other visas offered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Canadian immigration department.