The Fort Vermilion site is located in Northern Alberta, Canada. It is about 50 km south of High Level. The closest international airport is Edmonton, Alberta (YEG), which is an 8 hour drive from basecamp. Students arriving by air will be met at the airport in Edmonton by project staff members in the afternoon of July 1. Please wait at the Tim Horton’s in the arrival hall.
If your flight is delayed or you miss the group’s designated meeting time, please call, text, or email the project director immediately. A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
US citizens need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), have a valid passport, a return flight ticket, and proof of sufficient funds for entry to Canada. Although the Canadian government does not require that a passport be valid for three months from the date of entry, airlines routinely do so and may decline boarding if a traveler has less than three months validity on his or her passport.
Applying for an eTA is a simple online process (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start). Most applicants get their eTA approval (via an email) within minutes. However, some requests can take several days to process if you are asked to submit supporting documents. It is best to get an eTA before you book your flight to Canada.
Citizens of other countries are asked to check the Canadian Embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirements.