New in 2016: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Effective March 15, 2016 most international visitors to Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before they are allowed to board an international flight departing for Canada. This authorization is required in addition to a passport. The authorization is not required for U.S. citizens, travellers with a valid visa, or visitors travelling by road or sea. Visit for more information.

Fly to Nova Scotia 

 Scheduled and chartered air service into Nova Scotia is available from:

  • all major Canadian cities
  • all major United States cities through connecting hubs in Boston, Newark, Chicago and Philadelphia.
  • major European cities including London, Frankfurt, and Reykjavik.
  • Scheduled charter services are also available linking Nova Scotia with many Canadian and European cities

Nova Scotia Airports

Halifax Stanfield International Airport

The Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services. Visit to view a list of airlines providing flight options to Halifax.

JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

The JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is located in Sydney, Cape Breton Island with daily air service provided by Air Canada and WestJet. Visit for further information

Arrive via Ferry

The CAT: Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

The fastest way to get from Maine to Nova Scotia is The CAT. The new high-speed ferry service runs from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. You’ll experience the Maritimes the way they’re meant to be seen — by sea! The CAT is fast, with a crossing time of just 5.5 hours. Wouldn’t you rather spend less time driving and more time… discovering? With onboard amenities and knowledgeable staff and crew, The CAT offers passengers an enjoyable ride to their destination.

MV Fundy Rose: St. John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia

Need to get from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia? Then take a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia with Bay Ferries Ltd., and you’ll save time, fuel and hours behind the wheel. Once onboard Bay Ferries’ MV Fundy Rose, you’ll have a variety of amenities and a full range of services, plus incredible views of the world famous Bay of Fundy. Spend less time driving and more time resting and relaxing—which is what any great road trip should be all about.

Take the Train to Truro or Halifax

VIA Rail Canada provides transcontinental train service; there are stations in Truro and Halifax. Call toll-free 1-888-842-7245.