Once you arrive
Once you arrive in Canada there are a few different options to get to our campus locations. Visit the admissions section of our site for a complete list of transportation options.
Most international students arrive by air. Prior to your arrival ensure you are familiar with your final campus destination which will be listed in your acceptance letter. Please make sure you select the correct airport for your airport transfer:
| Prince Rupert
You may transit or layover in Vancouver (YVR) but do not land in at the Vancouver International Airport as your final destination. YVR is located 1500 kilometres away from Terrace and will take 15-16 hours to get to Terrace from Vancouver. Please plan ahead and accordingly.
Check the baggage policy in advance, you might need to pay extra fees for checked baggage. We suggest bringing some Canadian currency cash before you arrive or you may visit the money exchange at the Vancouver Airport (YVR).
On arrival to Terrace (YXT), Prince Rupert (YPR), or Smithers (YYD), you will need to arrange your own transportation to your accommodation.
At the Terrace airport (YXT) you may call for a taxi using the airport phone located at the arrival hall (near the exit door). It will take 10-12 minutes to get to the downtown area. Bring some Canadian cash with you to pay for the taxi (approximately $25-$30 per trip) or an ATM machine is available at both YXT and YVR. The Terrace taxi (Kalum Cab) phone number is 250.635.7177. Alternatively, you may book a shuttle online in advance. Visit northcoastshuttle.com for details. Shuttle fees are approximately $15 per trip.
Prince Rupert transportation
At the Prince Rupert airport (YPR) there are free shuttle busses at the airport. You may take the free shuttle to get to downtown Prince Rupert and from there you will need to make your way to your accommodation. The Prince Rupert campus is walking distance away from downtown Prince Rupert. Please do not fly to the Terrace airport (YXT) if your program is running out of Prince Rupert. It is a 1.5 hour drive from Terrace to Prince Rupert.
At the Smithers airport (YYD) you may call for a taxi to arrange for a pick-up. No shuttle service is available. The Smithers taxi (BV Taxi Service) phone number is 250.847.2306. Bring some Canadian cash with you to pay for the taxi or an ATM machine is available at both YYD and YVR. Please do not fly to the Terrace airport (YXT) if your program is running out of Smithers. It is a 2 hour drive from Terrace to Smithers.
Be sure to contact us in advance with your travel dates and arrival times. If you have questions regarding booking your airport transportation email our International student advisor.