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This video contains clips of border services officers across the country providing the Canadian public with 10 travel tips from various Canada Border Services Agency land border crossings and ports of entry.
Ensure each person travelling has proper identification. A passport is preferable, or expedite your entry with a NEXUS card at participating ports of entry.
Familiarize yourself with the new personal exemption limits and keep with you all your receipts from all purchases made abroad when returning to Canada.
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Non-residents should verify their admissibility before reaching the border. For example, some individuals may not be allowed to enter Canada due to security, health or financial reasons.
When travelling with children, ensure that you have the necessary documentation such as picture ID, birth certificate or passport and a letter of permission for any child who is travelling without their parents or with a non-custodial parent.
Be sure to read the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s regulations on what is required to cross the border with food, plants, animals and related products.
Those arriving in Canada by water on a private vessel must follow the same reporting rules as all other modes of arrival. Never leave home without acceptable identification and know what you've got on board.
You can bring camping gear provided it is clean and free of pests, soil and other natural debris but you cannot bring firewood or live bait into Canada without a permit.
Know the difference between prohibited goods and restricted goods. Read our helpful guide I Declare to know the laws, obligations and restrictions for Canadian residents returning from travel outside Canada.
When travelling with alcohol and tobacco, know your limits and declare all amounts.