This information is for reference only. Always confirm details about flying with firearms with your airline in advance.
Firearms, ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances.
Only passengers age 18 and over may carry a firearm in checked baggage.
If you are travelling with a firearm, arrive at the airport at least 30 minutes before the normal recommended check-in time for your flight. Firearms, ammunition or cartridges must be declared and declaration forms completed during the check-in process.
Firearms carried as checked baggage MUST:
- Be unloaded
- Be packed in a locked, hard-sided, non-transparent case that cannot be easily broken during transport. Ammunition must be packed in a separate case. One declaration form must be completed for each case.
- Be rendered inoperable by means of a secure locking device mechanism (such as a trigger lock), but only after the check-in process has been completed.
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Travel outside Canada: It is your sole responsibility to ensure you are in compliance with the firearm and ammunition regulations of each country on your itinerary.