If you’re travelling by air, make sure you know what you’re allowed to have in your carry-on and checked baggage.
Some items that aren’t allowed in carry-on bags can be packed in checked baggage. As this page provides a list of banned items, to determine if an item can be placed in checked baggage, see the What can I bring? searchable list on the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) website.
You aren’t allowed to pack these items in carry-on for any flight:
Some Canadian airports have preclearance facilities where you and your baggage are cleared to enter the United States before you arrive.
If you’re taking a flight to the US that’s being precleared in Canada, you can’t pack any type of knife.
In Canada, you aren’t allowed to pack these items in your check baggage:
You can pack an unloaded firearm as long as it’s placed in a locked, hard-sided container. You must also declare all firearms, firearm parts, bullets and cartridges to your airline during check-in. For details on how to transport these items in your checked baggage, please contact your airline.
If you’re unsure about an item that you’d like to pack in your checked baggage, please contact your airline.
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