Category: Canada Travel News

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area.

VIA Rail gradually resumes service in Western Canada
Canada Travel News

VIA Rail gradually resumes service in Western Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announces the gradual return to service in Western Canada by providing intercity transportation exclusively between ... Read More

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020

USGS reported that a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Alaska, prompting a warning in the region. The ... Read More

New layoffs at Air Transat
Airline News

New layoffs at Air Transat

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 17, 2020

Faced with the major Air Transat layoffs announced for November, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on ... Read More

Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition
Aviation News

Skyservice Business Aviation announces leadership transition

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020

Canada's Skyservice Business Aviation today announced that Benjamin J. Murray will join Skyservice as President and Chief Operating Officer effective ... Read More

WestJet suspends service to four cities in Atlantic Canada
Airline News

WestJet suspends service to four cities in Atlantic Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Today, WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending  operations  to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown while significantly reducing service to Halifax and ... Read More

Air Canada reopens Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge with biosafety measures
Airport news

Air Canada reopens Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge with biosafety measures

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Air Canada today announced the re-opening of its Maple Leaf Lounge at YYC Calgary International Airport on October 15, 2020 ... Read More

Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. conclude amended transaction for combination of two companies
Airline News

Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. conclude amended transaction for combination of two companies

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020

Air Canada announced today that it has concluded an amended transaction with Transat A.T. Inc. that provides for Air Canada ... Read More

WestJet introduces its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Vancouver
Airline News

WestJet introduces its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Vancouver

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 5, 2020

Today, WestJet and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) announced WestJet's newest aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, is now operating five-times weekly ... Read More

Air Canada announces longer-term refinancing to replace short-term facilities
Airline News

Air Canada announces longer-term refinancing to replace short-term facilities

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 23, 2020

Air Canada today announced that it recently completed two longer-term refinancing transactions for a total amount of approximately $1.52 billion, ... Read More

Homeland Security chief: US land borders will remain shut through October 21
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Homeland Security chief: US land borders will remain shut through October 21

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 21, 2020

According to Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, the United States borders with Canada and ... Read More

Air Canada offers free COVID-19 insurance to international travelers
Airline News

Air Canada offers free COVID-19 insurance to international travelers

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 18, 2020

Air Canada today announced that it is including complimentary COVID-19 emergency medical & quarantine insurance for eligible customers booking round-trip ... Read More

IATA: Canada needs to consider safe options and re-open borders
Canada Travel News

IATA: Canada needs to consider safe options and re-open borders

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urges the Canadian government to support the COVID-19 testing initiatives of Air Canada and ... Read More

WestJet offers passengers free COVID-19 travel insurance
Airline News

WestJet offers passengers free COVID-19 travel insurance

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 11, 2020

Today, WestJet is announcing no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance coverage for eligible guests booking travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and European ... Read More

Canada improves process of notifying air travelers potentially exposed to COVID-19
Canada Travel News

Canada improves process of notifying air travelers potentially exposed to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the air industry and how Canadians travel across Canada. The Government ... Read More

Visiting Canada comes with arrest and a fine for Americans
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Visiting Canada comes with arrest and a fine for Americans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 6, 2020

Americans were the largest group of visitors to Canada in normal times. This is history. Americans are no longer welcome ... Read More

Airbus Canada transfers A220 material management services to Satair
Airline News

Airbus Canada transfers A220 material management services to Satair

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 3, 2020

Airbus Canada Limited Partnership has officially transferred the overall A220 material management services offer to Satair, as part of the ... Read More

Enterprise Takes Over Discount Car and Truck Rentals
Car Rental News

Enterprise Takes Over Discount Car and Truck Rentals

editor editor- September 3, 2020

Enterprise Holdings Inc., which owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car, announced today its Canadian subsidiary ... Read More

WestJet: Third-party charges undermining Canada’s economic recovery
Airline News

WestJet: Third-party charges undermining Canada’s economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 2, 2020

WestJet today announced an increase to domestic traveler surcharges to account for NAV CANADA rate increases of almost 30 percent ... Read More

Aéroports de Montréal announces exceptional measures to maintain operations
Airport news

Aéroports de Montréal announces exceptional measures to maintain operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 27, 2020

With the closure of Canada's air borders continuing for nearly six months now, and in the absence of specific government ... Read More

Swoop takes off with recovery strategy at Toronto Pearson Airport
Airline News

Swoop takes off with recovery strategy at Toronto Pearson Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 26, 2020

As part of its continued recovery plans, Swoop is announcing the start of operations at Toronto Pearson Airport beginning on ... Read More

PAL Airlines announces new service to Moncton and Ottawa
Airline News

PAL Airlines announces new service to Moncton and Ottawa

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 21, 2020

PAL Airlines announced that on September 21, 2020, the carrier will be launching a new five days a week service ... Read More

Quebec COVID-19 situation weekly update
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Quebec COVID-19 situation weekly update

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 16, 2020

The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Quebec show 67 new cases, bringing the total number of ... Read More

Canada has COVID-19 under control but remains on high alert
Canada Travel News

Canada has COVID-19 under control but remains on high alert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 16, 2020

In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following ... Read More

Canada’s largest airlines and airports support Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19
Airline News

Canada’s largest airlines and airports support Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 15, 2020

Canada's two largest airlines and two largest airports today welcomed Transport Canada's long-awaited Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19 as a ... Read More

Air Canada overhauls its Aeroplan loyalty program
Airline News

Air Canada overhauls its Aeroplan loyalty program

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 11, 2020

Air Canada today revealed the details of its transformed Aeroplan loyalty program, outlining the program attributes and credit card benefits ... Read More

Dubai to Toronto again on Emirates A380
Airline News

Dubai to Toronto again on Emirates A380

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

The iconic Emirates A380 will begin serving travelers on flights to Toronto starting 16 August. The airline has so far ... Read More

Air Canada resumes scheduled service to Grenada
Airline News

Air Canada resumes scheduled service to Grenada

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

With the opening of Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport on July 15, as part of the Government of Grenada’s phased ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal launches nonstop service from Montreal to Lisbon
Airline News

TAP Air Portugal launches nonstop service from Montreal to Lisbon

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

TAP Air Portugal is continuing to expand its presence in Canada, despite the global travel downturn due to the COVID-19 ... Read More

A new COVID-19 test with results in seconds developed in Canada
Health News

A new COVID-19 test with results in seconds developed in Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 30, 2020

Graphene Leaders Canada Inc. incorporated GLC Medical Inc. just developed a Covid-19 solution. GLC Medical Inc. has identified a rapid ... Read More

Air Canada begins re-opening its Maple Leaf Lounges
Airport news

Air Canada begins re-opening its Maple Leaf Lounges

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020

Air Canada today announced the gradual re-opening of its Maple Leaf Lounges, featuring new biosafety protocols for the well-being of ... Read More

Air Transat is making its first commercial flights today
Airline News

Air Transat is making its first commercial flights today

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 23, 2020

Canada's Transat, one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world, is making its first commercial flights today, the ... Read More

Canada’s WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying
Airline News

Canada’s WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

WestJet today released its updated August schedule featuring more than 200 daily flights to 48 destinations across Canada, the United ... Read More

Canada: The Minister of Culture and Communications makes two announcements
Breaking Travel News

Canada: The Minister of Culture and Communications makes two announcements

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 13, 2020

Minister of Culture and Communications Nathalie Roy today visited the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) to make two important announcements ... Read More

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing
Airline News

Air Canada explores rapid COVID-19 testing

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Air Canada has engaged Spartan Bioscience Inc., an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to assess how best ... Read More

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
Responsible Tourism News

Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 10, 2020

Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world. Canadians rely on healthy marine ecosystems to sustain ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service
Transportation News

VIA Rail Canada re-launches Québec City-Montréal-Ottawa service

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 9, 2020

Due to an increase in demand resulting from the progressive deconfinement implemented by public health authorities in Québec and Ontario, ... Read More