GETTING AROUND IN CANADA

GETTING AROUND IN CANADA

Your options for getting around in Canada will vary considerably depending on where you decide to study. Transport differs from big cities of several million people to small towns many kilometres away from the next town.

There are a number of transportation options available in Canada. If you are travelling from city to city, you may choose to drive your own car, truck or motorcycle if you have one. Be sure to check the regulations regarding foreign driver's license recognition in Canada before you leave. You may also choose to buy a ticket for the long-distance bus, train, or a domestic flight. If you are travelling around the coasts or the Great Lakes, ferries may make up part of your transportation options.

Local transportation includes public transit - mostly buses, but sometimes also trains or subway-systems - bicycles or your own vehicle. Public transit options will differ from city to city. Daily and monthly bus-passes are often available, and your educational institution may have an agreement with local public transit to give you a discount on passes for buses or other local transit options.

If you wish to drive your own vehicle, you may decide to get a Canadian driver's license, as well as Canadian automobile insurance. You can also investigate the option of an International Driver's License.