SAH 2023 Annual International Conference


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Travel Information

The Society of Architectural Historians provides the following information for those who will be traveling to Canada to participate in the SAH 76th Annual International Conference.

To facilitate border procedures during entry into Canada, each conference participant should have a printed copy of the letter from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that officially recognizes the conference event. You will need to present this letter to CBSA officials upon arrival in Montréal. Please download and print the letter and read it carefully. If you have questions, please email Christopher Kirbabas at



COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders

COVID-19 requirements for traveling to and within Canada: 

Visitor Visas

If you will be traveling from visa-requiring countries, we encourage you to apply for a visitor visa as soon as possible as there may be processing delays. If you require a letter or documentation from SAH, please email Christopher Kirbabas at immediately. For more information, please visit:

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Visa-exempt foreign nationals, excluding U.S. citizens, now require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. For more information please visit:

CanBorder App

Are you flying into Canada? Would you like to potentially cut your processing time in half? The CanBorder – eDeclaration app for your smart phone is quick, simple and secure, operates in airplane mode (once downloaded) and allows you to create a declaration for up to five travellers with the same place of residence. For more information please visit:


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