Travel Planning

Firearms Importation:
Canada’s firearms legislation allows you to bring your guns into Canada with relative ease.

However we have sent you firearms form that must be filled out prior to your arrival.

Questions may be directed to the Canadian Firearms Center (CFC) 1-800-731-4000

The web site address of the form is the form number is GRC 5589e.
If you have trouble getting the form please contact us and we can mail one to you. 

It is very important that you follow the instructions and fill out the forms correctly.  The forms must be filled out in triplicate. 

Do not sign the form until you are in the presence of the customs officer.  There is a $25 Canadian processing fee that will be payable by cash, Visa or MasterCard.  You will then receive a temporary possession certificate that will allow you to have your firearm(s) in Canada for 60 days and to buy ammunition.

Commercial jet flights Vancouver - Whitehorse:  

Whitehorse has easy access with good flight connections.


Air Canada has 2 or 3 daily flights to and from Vancouver but Air Canada does have a $50 firearms handling fee and does not have a good record with regard to lost luggage. 

Air North has about 9 flights per week from Vancouver and 4 flights a week from Calgary or Edmonton. They may not charge the $50 firearm handling fee and have a good record of not losing luggage.

West Jet, has limited service; please check with them regarding all of their information. Please check with your airline for current baggage rules, fees and regulations. 

We also recommend that you check the airline company’s rules about missed connections and changing flights. It may also be advisable to purchase cancellation insurance on your airline ticket.

There may be a separate line-up for checking rifles.  The bolt should be out of the rifle and the ammunition packed in your checked luggage and not in your carry on luggage.

Passport Requirements: 

Passports are required for anyone traveling to and from Canada.  Please ensure that your passport is current.