Entry into Canada

Everything you need to know about passports and visas, customs and duty free and more.

Local Laws and Regulations

Make a note of local laws and regulations concerning alcohol, driving and tobacco. In BC there is a provincial sales tax of seven per cent levied on the selling price of most items.

Useful Facts

Weather, currency, conversions and more useful information about British Columbia and Canada.

Health and Medical Facilities

Canadian hospitals and medical services provide an excellent standard of care. Read here to learn more about urgent and non-urgent care in British Columbia.


Vancouver and its surrounding areas are popular tourist destinations, with a variety of accommodation options. With planning for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games underway, we recommend you start to organize your trip 10 to 12 months in advance.

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