Children – Bring identification for ALL children. i.e Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate or Passport. Children travelling with someone other than their parent or legal guardian, should have written permission.
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Products – Personal baggage may include up to 1.14 litres (40 Imperial ounces) of alcohol (liquor, wine or liqueur) OR 24 – 355 ml (12 ounce) cans or bottles of beer or ale, duty and tax free. 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 200 mg of tobacco would also be allowed in duty free. NOTE: a limit of 45 litres of alcohol or 5.5 cases of beer can be imported with duties and taxes owing.
Alcohol – may only be imported by persons who are the legal age, as prescribed by the Province at the point of entry. The minimum ages are as follows: 18 – for Manitoba, Quebec, Alberta and PEI. 19 – for Ontario, Sask., BC, Nfld., New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories and Yukon.
Tobacco – may only be imported by persons who are 19 years of age or over, across Canada.
Food – a reasonable supply of food consistent with the length of stay and number of people to be used for your own personal use, will be allowed in duty free.
Pets – Dogs and cats from the U.S. must be accompanied by a certificate signed and dated by a Veterinarian, indicating that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. The certificate must provide sufficient description and detail to enable adequate identification. Puppies and kittens under three months old do not require a certificate, providing they are in good health at the time of entry into Canada.
Firearms – Long guns, such as rifles and shotguns, imported temporarily by non-residents for sporting or competition use in Canada do not require a permit to transport. ** Effective January 1, 2001 – All firearms that qualify to enter Canada must be registered and de-registered upon entry and departure from Canada. This will require payment of an annual $50.00 fee (CDN).
Handguns – or other restricted and prohibited weapons are NOT allowed entry into Canada. Mace and pepper spray are also prohibited.
Gasoline – the gasoline carried in the tanks of your vehicles are allowed. Boats with outboard motors are allowed the normal tank duty free. Any extra containers would be subject to duty and taxes.
Bait – Live earthworms are permitted, but only when packed in commercial or artificial bedding (no earth or soil). Frozen or salted minnows are allowed. NO LIVE MINNOWS OR LEECHES as they are prohibited to bring from the U.S.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE ABOVE OR ANY OTHER MATTERS, PLEASE CALL
Canada Customs in Thunder Bay (807) 626-1603
or Pigeon River (807) 964-2093
Customs is no longer available at the Red Lake Airport. Visitors flying with their own aircraft can contact the following for Customs:
Canpass (866) 226-7277
Fort Frances: Canada Customs (Local) (807) 274-3655 (x 240)
Kenora: Canada Customs (Local) (807) 548-5926
For further information contact:
Canada Immigration Centre in Fort Frances (807) 274-3818 or Thunder Bay (807) 624-2158