Tours to China from Canada

China Tours from Canada


Since October 13, 1970, China and Canada have decided upon mutual recognition and established diplomatic relations. Canada has become one of the most popular countries for Chinese immigrants over the past 10 years. There are more and more direct flights between the two countries. 20% of China Educational Tours’ customers are from Canada, and thus, China is quite a welcome destination for Canadian tourists.

Here are the flight times for some of the direct flights from several Canadian cities to various destinations in China.

Departure City Arrival City Flying time
Vancouver Beijing 10hrs 25mins
Shanghai 10hrs 45mins
Guangzhou11hrs 50mins
Hong Kong 11hrs 50mins
Toronto Beijing 12hrs 50mins
Shanghai 13hrs 55mins
Guangzhou 15hrs
Montreal Beijing 12hrs 40mins
Shanghai 13hrs 50mins
CalgaryBeijing11hr 15mins

* The information above is for reference only. The actual flight time is based on the specific flight schedule on the travel date.

TIP: How to get a good deal on international flights?

  • The best prices are often found 2 to 6 months before departure.
  • Check out each airline’s official website (like Air Canada, Air China, China Southern Airline and Cathay Pacific) instead of relying on “discount sites” like Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheapflights, etc. as they often have better prices.
  • Flights with at least one stopover are usually cheaper than direct flights and on average take about 3 to 5 hours longer.
Visas for China

Canadian citizens nearly always need a pre-arranged visa to visit China's mainland (HK and Macau offer visa-on-arrival). An L type visa is requested for those who intend to go to China as a tourist. The duration of each stay is 30 days. You can check out this page to apply online China Visa Application Service Center or this page for more information:

The People’s Republic of China currently maintains one Embassy in Ottawa, but also maintains 4 consulates-general in the following Canada cities: Vancouver, BC; Calgary, AB; Toronto, ON; Montreal, QC.

Chinese Visa Processing Time

  • Regular service: 4 working days.
  • Express service: 2 working days. Visa can be picked up on the 3rd working day.
  • Rush service: 1 working day. Visa can be picked up on the 2nd working day.

Visa Fees

For Regular Service

Number of Entry Canadian Passport Holders Non- Canadian Passport Holders*
Single Entry $100 $50
Double Entry $100 $75
Multiple Entries for 6 Months $100 $100
Multiple Entries for 12 Months or more $100 $150


  • 1. Express service: an additional fee of $35 per visa will be charged.
  • 2. Rush service: an additional fee of $50 per visa will be charged.

For more information on other, shorter duration visas and visa fee, click here: 144-hour and 72-hour visa-free transit..

Costs for general items in China
 Items  Meal for 1 person – inexpensive restaurant Meal for 2 people - mid-range restaurant McDonalds (per person) Domestic Beer (16oz) Imported Beer (16oz) Bottled water (16oz) Fresh Milk (1 gallon) Banana (1 pound) Apple (1 pound) Flag-Down fare for taxis
Cost $4-$8 CAD $25-$50 CAD $6-$9 CAD $2-$4 CAD $5-$10 CAD $0.5-$4 CAD $8-$10 CAD $1-$2 CAD $1-$3 CAD $3-$4 CAD

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What our previous Canadian customers say about us
review from Yaakov Harnoy

Hi Leon,
I want to thank you again for planning, organizing and executing our trip.
The guides were such a huge help. Their suggestions on how to fill our free time, fulfilling our needs even when they were a bit extreme (like our diet needs), they hit exactly on our trip preferences, they helped us even with the small things like borrowing umbrellas from the hotel and all this with a smile. Their knowledge exceeded the topics of our trip that they were able to answer our questions that arose from our curiosity.
Our most memorable free time was walking through the Muslim quarter to the south gate via the bell and drum towers in Xian at night. This was recommended by our lovely guide Marvin (she did advise us to take the subway, but we preferred walking).
The most memorable attractions on our itinerary and the ones that made us say a big WOW were Zhangjiajie national park and Longsheng rice terraces. Both sceneries were breathtakingly beautiful.
My family and I would recommend and already are recommending your company to friends and family and already posted a recommendation on Tripadvisor.
You are welcome to use this letter and publish it along with my name and nationality.
Have a great week. Thank again.
Yaakov Harnoy

CET review from Canada

The posted review on Trip Advisor:
I am so glad we decided to work with Lee from China Educational Tours. I just told him where we want to go, what we want to see and do. And he made it happen. We went to Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise, Guilin, and Yangshuo. We were treated like VIPs throughout the trip. Our tour guide was waiting for us at the airport, hotel, train station…and escorted everywhere. Our driver is always close by picking us up from one place to the next. The hotels, the cruise cabin and food were amazing. The local tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. Private tour in China is the way to go!!!!
Chuan Lin