Restrictions on things that you can bring to Canada
The importation of certain goods is restricted in Canada. Here are some examples of these goods. Make sure you have the information you require before attempting to import these items into Canada.
Cultural propertySome antiques or cultural objects considered to have historical significance to their country of origin cannot be brought into Canada without the appropriate export permits. Before you import such items, you should contact Canadian Heritage:
Explosives, fireworks and ammunitionYou must have written authorization and permits to bring explosives, fireworks and certain types of ammunition into Canada. For more information, contact: Explosives Regulatory Division Natural Resources Canada 580 Booth Street, 10th Floor Ottawa ON K1A 0E4 Telephone: 613-948-5200 (regular hours -08:00 to 15:00 ET) Telephone: 613-947-9111 (after hours) Fax: 613-948-5195 Email: ERDmms@nrcan.gc.ca Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca
Firearms and weaponsYou must declare all weapons and firearms at the CBSA port of entry when you enter Canada. If not, you could face prosecution and the goods may be seized. For more detailed information on importing a firearm into Canada, read Importing a Firearm or Weapon Into Canada or call the Border Information Service at one of the telephone numbers listed in the Additional information section. For information about applying for a Canadian firearms licence or a firearms registration certificate, or to obtain an Application for an Authorization to Transport Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Firearms (Form CAFC 679) in advance, please contact: Canadian Firearms Program Ottawa ON K1A 0R2 Telephone: 1-800-731-4000 FREE (toll-free in Canada and the United States) 506-624-5380 (from all other countries) Fax: 613-825-0297 E-mail: email@example.com www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca Canada and the United States 1-888-848-8240 FREE
Prohibited goodsObscene material, hate propaganda and child pornography cannot be imported into Canada.
Prohibited consumer productsThis is a partial list of consumer products that are banned in Canada and cannot be imported:
- Baby walkers
- Infant self-feeding devices
- Jequirity beans and items containing them
- Lawn darts with elongated tips