Travel by Air & Land

AIR

Airports

Alberta’s two international airports are located in the cities of Calgary and Edmonton. Flights to Alberta are available from most major cities worldwide. Both of these airports offer service with dozens of airlines around the world, as well as numerous charter companies that operate seasonally. Details

Entry Regulations by Air

American Visitors: As of January 27, 2007 a valid U.S Passport is required for air travellers from the United States. Visitors from the U.S who were not born in the U.S must carry a valid passport from their country of origin. Permanent residents in the U.S must bring their “green card”. There are special requirements for children and pets. This process has been subject to change with the proposed Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Find out more information and updates at the U.S. Department of State website.

Other International Visitors: Passports are required for entry into Canada from all international visitors. There are also special requirements for children and pets. In addition, travel visas are required for entry into Canada from a number of foreign countries and must be obtained prior to entry from a Canadian Consulate, Canadian Embassy or High Commission in your country. For more information please see the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada

LAND

Highway Information
U.S. Border Crossings: Access to Alberta can be easily accommodated along paved highways from the United States with convenient border crossings from Montana. These border points are open daily year round except for the Chief Mountain location at Highway 6, which is open from May 15 to September 30 only.

  • Aden, Alberta / Whitlash, Montana (Highway 880)
  • Carway, Alberta / Peigan, Montana (Highway 2)
  • Chief Mountain, Alberta / Chief Mountain, Montana (Highway 6)
  • Coutts, Alberta / Sweetgrass, Montana (Highway 4)
  • Del Bonita, Alberta / Del Bonita, Montana (Highway 62)
  • Wild Horse, Alberta / Wild Horse, Montana (Highway 41)

Hours at all locations will vary. Hours and Dates of Operation

For more information on crossing the U.S. border into Canada, please contact the Canada Border Services Agency

You can contact them as well by phone at 1–800-461–9999 OR from Outside Canada: 1–800-731–4000

Entry Regulations by Land

American Visitors: For vehicle travel from the United States, a combination of valid picture ID such as a driver’s license and birth certificate OR voter’s registration card may be accepted, although passports are preferred. This process has been subject to change with the proposed Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. By June 1 2009 or earlier, anyone, including U.S. citizens, entering or re-entering the United States by land and sea will need to have a passport or other appropriate secure document. Find out more information and updates at the U.S. Department of State website.

International Visitors: Visitors from the U.S who were not born in the U.S must carry a valid passport from their country of origin. Permanent residents in the U.S must bring their “green card”. There are special requirements for children and pets. In addition, travel visas are required for entry into Canada from a number of foreign countries and must be obtained prior to entry from a Canadian Consulate, Canadian Embassy or High Commission in your country. For more information please see the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Car & RV Rentals

All major car rental agencies in Alberta have outlets at the Calgary and Edmonton International Airports as well as at numerous downtown locations. Generally, vehicles can be booked through parent companies in the United States and overseas, as well. Be sure your driver’s license is current and that you always carry car registration papers or rental contracts. If coming from abroad, check that your insurance policy covers travel in Canada. Camper vans, RVs and travel trailers are another great way to travel in Alberta, without the worries of booking accommodation.

Bus Travel

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Train Travel