A valid passport is needed to enter Canada at all border crossing. Information specific to US travellers can be found below. Travellers from other countries may require a VISA.
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On June 1, 2009, the U.S. government implemented the full requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, including land, sea and air access. U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older entering the United States at all ports of entry must have a passport, passport card, or other travel document approved by the Department of Homeland Security. A valid passport is required to enter Canada at all customs crossingIf you are traveling by AIR between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda, you must present a valid passport.
U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 are able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.
For detailed information about obtaining or renewing your U.S. passport, visit the U.S. Department of State, Passport Services Office website, or access U.S. passport application services from the United States Postal Service.
NEXUS membership fulfills the travel document requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. The NEXUS program is limited to citizens of Canada and the United States, lawful permanent residents of the United States and permanent residents of Canada. For information on how to apply visit: www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/trusted_traveler/nexus_prog/.