Information on Airports in Canada
Canada is geographically very large and has a large, advanced economy; as a result it is serviced by five major international airports. These are Halifax Stanfield, Ottowa, Vancouver, Toronto Pearson and Calgary.
Toronto Pearson is Canada’s largest and busiest airport. A LINK train links Terminals 1 and 3 and the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Riding is free and the train is wheelchair accessible. The 192 Airport Rocket connects the airport with the Kipling Station of Toronto’s subway system, and there are many other bus and coach services available. ATMs, Bureaux de Change and free Wi-Fi are available throughout the airport and there is a range of places to eat including an Irish-themed pub.
Halifax Stanfield, about ten miles North-East of Halifax in Nova Scotia, is served by a shuttle bus to Halifax that stops at several major hotels. This runs from 4:30AM until midnight and costs around C$19.50. There are also private bus operators, a taxi rank and a limousine service. Bureaux de Change and travel insurance facilities are available in the terminal and ATMs are located on the main and Departures levels.
Ottowa International Airport, on Trans-Canada Highway 47 outside Ottowa, is served by bus 97 which runs at regular intervals into the city, taking about 30 minutes for a C$3.30 fare. There are also taxis available. ATMs are available on all levels of the airport and free Wi-Fi internet is available throughout. A food court and a good choice of shops are available and accessible vehicles are available from the airport’s car hire concessions, while the airport is equipped with lifts and TTY telephones.
Vancouver International, on Canada’s West coast, is a large airport with shuttles and a glas corridor walkway known as the Link connecting the terminals. The Canada Line rapid transit rail link connects then airport to the city; travel time is usually about 26 minutes. The n10 night bus takes over from this link during late hours. The airport is well equipped for disabled passengers and has a range of shops including duty free, as well as bars and restaurants.
Calgary is served by the 100 bus to Westwinds Station, as well as the BRT public bus to the city centre. There’s also a shuttle service run by Allied that has several drop-off points in town. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport and ATMs and Bureaux de Change are available on all levels of the terminal building. A wide range of shops and eateries is also on offer and the airport is highly adapted to disabled passengers.
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