Greenland view from aircraft

Our moving from Russia to Canada

In January 2010 we have received our immigration visas and decided to fly from Russia to Canada in February. May be for you there isn’t much to it… But for us it was not just the flight, it was moving to Canada… It was immigration from Russia to Canada.

Two days ravel in Kropotkin town – Moscow train was something… But overnight with kids in Domodedovo airport after it was real trial. The prices for food and water were just fantastic. We didn’t see such prices in Russia before and even we didn’t see such prices in Canada after.

We still in Russia…

Domodedovo airport before flight to Canada
We are in Moscow. Domodedovo Airport, February 27, 2010.

Flight from Russia to Canada…

And now we are in flight! Our children found other kids in the plane.

Flight Russia - Canada
In the Transaero aircraft. February 28, 2010

Alexandra was busy in the plane with something very important.

Alexandra calculates something very important 🙂

There was a map in the plane and that map showed current position of the plane.

Flight Russia - Canada by Transaero company
You can see a map over there. This map shows the aircraft position.

Duration of Moscow – Toronto flight is about 11 hours!

Duration of Moscow - Toronto flight is about 11 hours
Papa and Alice on the way to Canada. February 28, 2010

Below Greenland – amazing spectacle! Endless snow fields and mountains… Mountains from snow and ice. The Show Queen from Hans Christian Andersen fairy tail lives here. Hmm… interesting who and why gave nave “Greenland” for this place?

Greenland view from aircraft
This is Greenland. We are flying to Canada!

And now we are in Canada!

We are in Toronto (near Pearson airport). As you see on the photo below TV shows Winter Olympic games in Toronto. We were fan of Russian team – patriotism not still gone.

Hotel near Pearson aiport Toronto
Airports, railroad stations, trains and custom are behind! We are in the hotel near Pearson Airport. February 28, 2010.

Second day in Canada. We decided visit a cafe near the Hotel.

first visit Cafe in Canada - Toronto
Second day in Canada. We decided to go in a Cafe 🙂

Alexandra tries her English – it is the first talk in English in Canada 🙂 Seems this vendor can understand her.

Alexandra tries her English language
Alexandra tries her English language…

That’s real Canadians are eating.

What real Canadians are eating
On the table is the food of real Canadians 🙂 February 29, 2010.

From Toronto to Montreal by bus…

To reach Montreal we decided by a bus. This is a station during our trip.

Toronto - Montreal by bus
We went by a bus from Toronto to Montreal. March 4, 2010

The time duration of a bus’ trip from Toronto to Montreal is approximately 6h. There is toilet, electrical sockets for notebooks in the bus and you can use WiFi internet etc.

bus toronto montreal


We are in Montreal. It is our third day in Canada. Nearby Central Bus station we found lot of small hotels with appropriate price and we choose Europeen.

Montreal, hotel Europeen
We are in a small hotel “Europeen” in Montreal. March 4, 2010

We spent days to walking in Montreal and discover this beautiful city. In the hotel we back only late evening. Right from this room through internet (WiFi) we found lot of apartment rent offers and choose one from them and signed the lease.

after walking in Monreal

That all! At this point our moving to Canada from Russia has ended… First time in Montreal started after it.

Sometimes we received questions by e-mails, “how much is bus from Toronto to Montreal”, “how often the buses to Montreal”. Although there is address of bus company we used on the photo on this page 😉  I will give direct link – click here.
And we used Transaero company for the Moscow – Toronto flight. At that time they had

1 thought on “Our moving from Russia to Canada”

  1. Welcome to North America and mostly Canada,
    Our family left France for Montreal in 1956, where friends were waiting for us, I was the last one to leave Montreal for;California in 1971, I am in the state in Georgia now since 1985

    I have beautiful souvenirs from Canada and Quebec City also.

    Take care and be safe.

    Guy Clericy

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