Canada Visa Sample
Q: I need to obtain a tourist visa
A: First off, this picture should help at least clarify what one of these things looks like. It is only obtainable at a consulate or designated office. You need to check with your closest location for current rates and expected wait times and if you need one to enter the country.
Most of the time you have the choice of either normal or expedited processing. It would of course be the most cost effective to get the regular processing but sometimes trips or emergencies dictate that you must go quickly in which case you will have to pay a higher fee.