Turkish citizens need a visa to travel to Canada. In addition to the visa requirement, it is significant to note that a Canadian visa can be issued for at least your passport validity, which must be at least 6 months. A single-entry or multi-entry Canadian visa can be issued depending on the type of travel. Moreover, Canada accepts immigration through migration, work permit, undergraduate degree, master’s degree education, and other certificate programs.
Regarding the transportation information from Turkey to Canada, you need to take an 11-hour direct flight from Istanbul airport to Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport or Toronto Pearson International Airport. Direct flights to Toronto and Montreal are preferred on Canadian flights, like Quebec, Calgary, Ottawa, or Vancouver airports can be reached by at least 2 transfers. Both airports are located in the south-east of the country. If you are planning to visit the western part of the country, you can choose Vancouver International Airport, which can be reached in an average of 19 hours by transfer from European cities such as Frankfurt, Brussels, and Paris.
After landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport, you can go to downtown Toronto in 25 minutes by metro. Additionally, you can arrive in the city center, which is 23 kilometers from the airport, by using alternatives such as bus, train, shuttle, taxi, and car rental. If you want to go from the airport to other cities and suburbs, in Toronto, which has one of the most advanced transport networks in the world, you can easily use multiple alternatives such as underground metro, rail systems, trams, buses, and trains. If you also want to see the Toronto Islands, which are made up of 15 chain island groups in Lake Ontario, ferries are the only transportation method.
After arriving at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, you can move to the center of Montreal, which is 20 kilometers away, with a 20-minute car ride. From the Montreal Airport to Montreal’s center, it takes about 45 to 70 minutes depending on the traffic by an express bus line. The metro line in Montreal is known for being fast, safe, and clean. Montreal’s mass transit network has four main lines connecting the city center to attractions, bus stops, and train stations. Using bicycles is also actively preferred throughout the country.
In Canada, in terms of transportation across the country, ferries, trains, subways, buses, and airline alternatives are used, which are preferred between major cities. Although the bus is the most common means of transportation, different transportation methods are available in different cities. Most of the time, connections can be made from one transportation method to another easily, with transfers. To use public transportation, you need to obtain a transit pass or ticket. Besides, from one end of the country, from the city of Vancouver in the west to Toronto, which can be considered the easternmost, you can arrive by a flight of about 5 hours, which indicates the country’s size.
It is best to visit Canada, which is known for its natural beauty, in the autumn months, when the crowd decreases, the weather is the most suitable for sightseeing, and the accommodation prices are relatively low compared to summer and winter. The pleasant months of September and October, when the weather is suitable for sightseeing, can be considered the most ideal months to go to Canada.
May and June are also sunny or rainy, depending on which part of the country you visit, while the weather is generally quite mild in Canada during these periods. Vancouver in the west of the country and Toronto in the east have similar climates, while highs, including the Banff region, can be colder at this time of year.
If you are going to Canada, especially for skiing, the months starting from the end of November and until the end of April may be preferred. Depending on which part of the country you are in and the weather conditions, the season may be longer or shorter. For example, the winter season in the famous Sunshine town of Banff can last up to 7 months.
As a reminder, due to the extremely cold weather in Canada, almost everywhere in the city can be reached underground by subway without ever going outside. In other words, you can get off the subway and go to school, workplace, cafe, hospital, or restaurants without facing the cold weather.
We would like to share the remarkable Canadian festivals with you The Ottawa Winterlude Festival, which celebrates the arrival of winter in February, the Quebec Winter Carnival, which starts from the end of January and lasts until mid-February, the Montreal International Jazz Festival in June, the Calgary Stampede hosting rodeos, concerts, and shows in July, the Vancouver Light Festival taking place in July and August with musical fireworks shows, and the famous Toronto International Film Festival in September are some of the highlights in Canada.