Winnipeg is the capital of the province of Manitoba and is accessible from almost anywhere in the world. Located in the geographic centre of Canada, Winnipeg is easily accessible by air, land or rail.
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
2000 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 1C2 Canada
P: (204) 987-9402
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport welcomes 3.4 million passengers annually. With in excess of 140 flights per day, the airport is serviced by major and local carriers including: Air Canada, Delta, United Airlines and WestJet.
Additional services are readily available through major charter operators or private air transportation facilities. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport enjoys non-stop services from major U.S. hub airports: Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Phoenix. Delta and United Airlines offer nearly 100 direct flights per week departing from Winnipeg, which ranks third among the 12 Canadian mid-sized cities surveyed by the number of scheduled direct flights.
Traveling to Canada from the United States
The United States Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act requires air travellers to and from the United States, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama and Mexico have passports or other secure, accepted documents to enter Canada or to re-enter the United States. This policy also applies to Canadians travelling to and from these destinations.
As of June 1, 2009, citizens travelling by land or sea, are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver’s license.
Tourism Winnipeg advises U.S. residents to visit the U.S. Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov for the most up-to-date information.
American citizens, including American-Canadian citizens, must carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada. You do not need a Canadian passport, a Canadian visa or an eTA to enter Canada if you are travelling with a valid U.S. passport.
Visitors from other countries can visit the Canadian Government website for more information or contact the Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate responsible for their region.
Within Canada, call Citizenship and Immigration Canada at 1-888-242-2100.
Traveling to Canada from Outside the United States
In general, passports are required. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. An eTA is electronically linked to a traveler’s passport. It is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new eTA.
With a valid eTA, you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time). You do not need an eTA for travel within Canada.
An eTA doesn’t guarantee entry to Canada. When you arrive, a border services officer will ask to see your passport and other documents – for example, a U.S. Green Card. You must convince the officer that you are eligible for entry into Canada.
Visitors from countries other than the U.S. may also call for further information:
- Outside Canada: 1 (800) 992-7037
- Within Canada: 1 (888) 242-2100
Returning to the United States
Each person returning to the U.S. from Canada may purchase and declare the following:
- $200 goods duty-free, after less than 48 hours. Duty-free products – 50 cigarettes and 10 cigars and 150 millilitres (5 fl. oz.) of alcoholic beverages or 150 millilitres (5 fl. oz.) of perfume containing alcohol.
- $800 goods duty-free, after more than 48 hours. Duty-free products – 1 litre (33.8 oz.) alcohol or 24 cans of beer; 100 cigars, 200 cigarettes or 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of tobacco.
- Any “reasonable amount” of food and gasoline or oil is permitted.
Goods bought in Canada, but manufactured in the U.S., are duty-free and not included in the basic exemption. Original handmade crafts and works of art are also exempt, however a receipt of purchase may be required. For further information on U.S. customs regulations, please visit www.customs.ustreas.gov or call (905) 676-2606.
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