Are you travelling to Antarctica?

Antarctica is Earth’s southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Organisms found in Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista and certain animals, such as mites, nematodes, penguins, blue whales, orcas, colossal squids and seals.

Capital City: None

Languages: English

Population: No permanent residents. 1,000 to 5,000 temporary residents.

Currency: None

Entry Requirements:

  • A Canadian passport may be required for travel through the country or countries that you transit en route to and from Antarctica.

Diseases to consider:

Travel Alerts

Check Government of Canada advisories specific to Antarctica here.