U.S. Visitors to Canada
Crossing the Border
- Be prepared to verify your CITIZENSHIP (place of birth) and IDENTITY (photo I.D.) with such documents as a Birth Certificate, Passport, Drivers Licence, NEXUS/FAST card, Naturalization Certificate, Visa or Green Card, Baptismal Certificate, Citizenship Card, Records of Landing, or Permanent Resident Card. Visas are not reqiuired.
- If you are traveling with children, you should carry identification for each child. Divorced parents, who share custody, should carry copies of the legal custody documents.
- Travelers under the age of 18 and unaccompanied by a parent need a letter of permission from a parent or guardian.
- All U.S. citizens traveling by air to and from Canada are required to have a valid passport to enter the United States.
For additional information on exceptions to the standard requirements as well as dutyfree limits, please refer to:
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) www.cbsa.gc.ca
- U.S. State Department Tips for Travelers to Canada
Driving in Ontario
- Canadian road signs are in kilometres
- 100 km/hr=60 m.p.h.
- 50 km/hr=30 m.p.h.
- Radar detectors are illegal in Ontario.
- Seat belt use is mandatory in Ontario.
When driving in Ontario U.S. travelers need to be aware that posted speed limits are in kilometers per hour. Here is an approximate conversion chart of commonly posted speed limits: