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Travel to Canada

The quickest way to travel to Lakeland College from abroad is via air. The closest international airport is in Edmonton, with the airport code of YEG. Our campuses are another 2.5 to 3 hours by vehicle to our campuses.

In most cases, you will likely arrive in another major Canadian city before Edmonton and have to go through customs and immigration there. Please make sure you give yourself enough time to clear immigration before your connecting flight.

Arriving from Asia
All flights will likely first arrive at the Vancouver International Airport before you continue to Edmonton.

Arriving from Europe
While there are a few select direct flights to Edmonton, you may have to connect via Montreal, Toronto or Calgary.

Arriving from Mexico or South America
Most flights will connect via a major US hub such as Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Salt Lake City or Minneapolis.

Arriving from the Middle East or Africa
You will likely travel through Europe or the US before connecting to a flight to Canada.


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Lakeland College can arrange to meet international students in Edmonton and bring to your campus.

Please advise the international department about your arrival details. Email international@lakelandcollege.ca.
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Lakeland College can arrange to meet international students in Edmonton and bring to your campus.

We offer shuttle service on the following days:
  • August 23
  • August 24
  • August 25
  • August 26
  • August 31
Our shuttle will be at the airport at 1 pm. Please try to book a flight to land by noon.

If you have to stay overnight before one of shuttle dates, we suggest an airport hotel. There's a space in the form for your to add this information.

Shuttle registration form

Yes, it's cold...

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...but we don't have polar bears roaming anywhere near Lakeland College. If you are here over the winter, you'll need the right kind of outer wear including winter coat, boots, scarf, mittens or gloves.

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Register for the Airport Shuttle

Lakeland provides airport shuttle dates before every semester. Register to have us pick you up at the Edmonton airport. Check out the details.

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