All firearms and weapons must be declared to the Canada Border Services Agency as they may require special import permits or they may be prohibited. For declarations forms and additional information contact:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Canada Firearms Centre, Ottawa ON, K1A OR2
Phone: 1.800.731.4000 (North America)
Fishing and Hunting
Fishing licenses outside the National Parks can be purchased from select sporting goods stores, convenience stores and/or gas stations. Call 1.888.944.5494 for the location nearest to you. Hunting and special licensing requirements vary depending on the type of hunting. Hunting is absolutely prohibited in the National Parks. For more information contact:
Pets must be accompanied by their owner when entering Canada. Owners of dogs and cats must bring a certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian clearly identifying the pet and certifying that it has been vaccinated against rabies within the preceding 36 months. There are exceptions made for service dogs and puppies or kittens that are younger than three months old. For more information about bringing pets into Canada, please visit www.inspection.gc.ca.
As part of a front line defense against pests and diseases, certain items are restricted or prohibited because they can harbour foreign pests and diseases that could pose a risk to humans, plant, or animal health and cause irreparable harm to Canada’s crops, livestock, pets and environment. Because of this threat, travellers are required to declare any meats, fruits, vegetables, plants, animals, and plant or animal products they bring into the country.