Category Archives: Travel

Postelection, should Ottawa be making a bigger fuss about Canada-U.S. border?

WASHINGTON — Experts are wondering if it's time for Canada to take a fresh approach to its relationship with the United States. Journalist and author Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says there's more going on

After the election, should Ottawa be making a bigger fuss about Canada-U.S. border?

WASHINGTON — With the federal election in the books and the United States clearly in no hurry to reopen the Canada-U.S. border, experts say the federal Liberal government should think about rebooting the way it deals with the country's largest

White House plan to allow foreign visitors silent on easing Canada-U.S. restrictions

WASHINGTON — The White House overhauled some of its international travel restrictions Monday, but left in place a controversial ban on travel across the Canada-U.S. land border even as it announced that by early November, it would allow overseas air

Snowbird season: Canadian retirees hope for prompt COVID booster shots in U.S. south

WASHINGTON — Canadian snowbirds will be watching closely this week, suitcases at the ready and RVs full of fuel, to see if the United States finally eases the travel restrictions preventing them from driving south for the winter.  Some aren't waiting

Alaska cruise ship bill would have ‘devastating’ economic impact: B.C. port official

VANCOUVER — Two U.S. bills proposed by a congressman and senator aimed at allowing Alaska-bound cruise ships to bypass Canadian ports would have a "devastating" effect on British Columbia's economy, the head of Victoria's harbour authority says. Alaska...

Pandemic recovery for Indigenous tourism will be slow, says report

VANCOUVER — The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada is making a bleak prediction about its members' ability to rapidly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The association says even with the very best travel conditions, Indigenous tourism operation...

Feds ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals

WASHINGTON — The federal government welcomed fully vaccinated foreign nationals back to Canadian soil Tuesday as frustrated families on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border urged Congress to find out why the White House isn't following their lead.  As ...

Canada, U.S. got smart about border 20 years ago, but not smart enough, say critics

WASHINGTON — The frontier between Canada and the United States used to be known as the world's longest "undefended" border — a misnomer that largely vanished in the chaos of Sept. 11, 2001. Other myths cropped up in its place, however:

U.S. warning about travel to Canada mainly for benefit of unvaccinated, CDC head says

WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the U.S. told Americans to "reconsider travel" to Canada mainly for the benefit of those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19.  Dr. Rochelle Walensky says State Department trav...

Tourism association ‘caught off guard’ by U.S. travel advisory for Canada

Canada's tourism and hotel associations say they were caught off guard and disappointed by the U.S. government's decision to escalate its travel advisory for Canada. The U.S. State Department urged Americans on Monday to "reconsider" travel to Canada a...