Entering Canada: Required Documents
To visit Canada, foreign citizens must have a valid passport and, depending on the country of origin, a visa or electronic travel authorization (AVE) may also be required. It is your responsibility to check with the appropriate authorities what documents are required for your entry into Canada.
(Canada Border Services Agency)
Hunting weapons: entry into Canada
Under the Canada Firearms Act, all non-residents must complete a firearms declaration in writing with a customs officer when they cross the border. This declaration may be completed in advance but not signed as a customs officer must be present at the signing. A $25 fee is charged upon signing, regardless of the number of weapons.
For more information, please contact us or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in connection with the Canadian Firearms Program.
Phone : 1-800-731-4000 (Canada et United States)
1-506-624-6626 (all other countries)
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
(Firearms users visiting Canada)
(Firearms Declaration Form)
Authorized hunting weapons: characteristics
In the different hunts practiced, there are several hunting periods during the year which allow the use of different weapons. It is therefore important to inquire about the type of weapon that can be used at the time of your visit. Here are the minimum recommendations according to the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.
Large game (moose, black bear and white-tailed deer):
6mm (.243) center-percussion center rifles or more;
10, 12, 16 and 20 guns with single-shot cartridges;
.45 or .50 caliber muzzleloader;
Arches with a tension of 18kg (40lbs) or more, inside an extension of 71cm (28 “);
Crossbows with a tension of 54kg (120lbs) or more and equipped with a safety catch (arrow of 40cm (16 “) or more);
The arrows allow a cut diameter of 22mm (7 / 8in) or more.
Guns of 10 gauge or smaller with a maximum of three rounds in the gun;
Non-toxic cartridges for hunting migratory birds are mandatory, except for American Woodcock.
Hunting license: requirement and pricing
For non-residents, possession of a hunter’s certificate is not required to obtain a hunting license. The cost of a hunting or fishing license varies depending on the activity sought and whether or not you reside in Quebec. For more information about obtaining a hunting license and pricing, please contact us.
(Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks)
Equipment to bring: checklist
- Rifle, bow, crossbow, or muzzleloader;
- Ammunition, arrows (hunting points);
- Carrying case (compulsory);
- Headlamp or pocket lamps (spare batteries);
- Orange vest (mandatory);
- Appropriate hunting clothing;
- Waterproof clothing;
- Cap or hat;
- Insect repellent;
- Walking shoes or boots;
- Hunting equipment: portable tent, chair, watchtower, safety harness, cushion, rope.
Reminder: Do not forget your travel documents as well as Canadian currency.
Injured animals: procedure
Hunting is a sporting activity that places us in direct contact with nature and we must respect this environment. Wildlife management is key in a given ecosystem to allow for its abundance. To do this, if an animal was to be injured, your hunt will stop immediately. We need to make sure we put the time and effort to recover it. Wildlife is a natural resource that should not be wasted. Subsequently, if the injured animal is not found, hunting may resume under certain conditions. We ask our hunters to master their hunting weapon and to execute a quality shot to avoid this situation.