For International Participants
U.S. citizens or permanent residents traveling to Canada require proof of
their US status such as a passport, a certified birth certificate,
or a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, together with photo identification.
However, citizens of both Canada and the United States will be required to
present a valid passport when entering the United States by air.
The State Department strongly recommends that all citizens of both
Canada and the United States carry passports when crossing the U.S. /
Participants from outside Canada and the United States require a passport
and may also require a visa. Check with the Canadian consulate in your
country for current information regarding entry into Canada and make your
necessary preparations well in advance.
Citizens from countries other than US who do not require a visa to enter
Canada must now apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
before they depart
for Canada. This is a new requirement now in effect.
Visit the website of the Canadian Embassies/Consulates
in your country for more travel information.
If you plan to drive in Canada, you should bring your driver's license or
obtain an international driving permit prior to arriving
Location of Edmonton
on a North American map
on a Canada map
on an Alberta map
Getting to Edmonton
Edmonton International Airport (YEG) has excellent airline connections.
There are direct flights from many American cities (Los Angeles, Chicago,
Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle), as well as from all major Canadian cities
(including Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver).
There are connecting flights from Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, London and Frankfurt.
Useful information on major
airlines serving the airport and
flight schedules is provided on the
Edmonton International Airport
The airport is about 30 minutes drive from the University of Alberta campus. Average
taxi fare is CDN$55. Major credit cards are accepted by the taxi drivers.
services are available and can drop passengers off
at the University of Alberta student residence
(Lister Hall), HUB Mall, Varscona Hotel, and other major hotels in the city.
One-way shuttle fare is about CDN$18 per person, and return fare (open ended) is about CDN$30 per person.
Rental cars service are provided in the airport
by Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. Currency exchange is also available
inside the airport.
Finding Ways in Edmonton
Finding your way around in Edmonton is easy. Avenues run east to west and streets
run north to south. Avenue numbers increase from south to north and street numbers increase
from east to west. The approximate geographic centre of the city is 100 Ave. and 100 St.
University of Alberta campus is located at 114 St. and 87 Ave. See a detailed
to get to U of A campus from the International Airport. You can download a U of A
To find more about the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta, go to local information.
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