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Travel advisories

Includes important information for Canadians who plan to travel abroad such as: consular services, trip planning tips, travel reports and warnings, country profiles, and passport and visa requirements

This government website provides updated travel advice about every country in the world. The information covers: entry requirements, health and safety reports, consular services, and extended stays/living abroad.

This site offers advice for travelers and health care providers about the types of vaccinations, medications and precautions that are necessary for travel to countries worldwide.

The role of the travel clinic is to provide health information counselling, vaccinations and prescriptions for people vacationing outside of the country.

Travel guides

British Columbia

Find the travel distance between two BC communities.  Results include metric and imperial distances and the time required driving at varying speeds, plus the amount of fuel needed and estimated total fuel cost based on your vehicle's performance.  Distance charts for the whole province from one community are also available.

The provincial government's distance calculator includes brief route information.

BC Ministry of Transport website details current weather conditions, construction and other hazards in reports for specific routes or regions in BC and in other parts of Canada and the US.  Also includes a distance calculator, highway webcams, wait times at border crossings, and ferry information.

Tourism BC has all the information you need to plan a vacation in any region of the province. On this site you can learn about things to do, find accommodations, see transportation options and maps, read travel blogs, and watch travel videos.

Canada

This is the official travel guide website for Canada. From here you can learn about places to go and things to do, look at maps, learn about culture and heritage, and find out about festivals and events. There are links to provincial tourism websites as well.

International

Conde Nast Traveler allows you to search for reviews of travel destinations worldwide. Destination guide content includes why go, what to skip, when to go, photos, maps, user posts, as well as reviews of shopping, nightlife, hotels, restaurants, and more.

Trip Advisor allows you to search for user reviews and travel advice for places worldwide. It features a popularity index that ranks and rates hotels in a particular location based on users' experiences.

Country information

BBC Country Profiles provides up-to-date statistical information about countries throughout the world and the latest news and in-depth feature articles. Coverage includes the economy, history, politics, media, and key institutions.

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