Crossing the Border

Entry Requirements

Canada does not require a visa for U.S. citizens visiting for 180 days or less. However, Canadian law does require that anyone entering Canada provide both proof of citizenship and proof of identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card or NEXUS card will suffice. Children under the age of 18 will be required to present proof of citizenship and identity.

Technically, Canada Border Services does not require U.S. citizens to present a passport to enter Canada, however, Americans do need a passport or equivalent to get back into the U.S. Thus, Canada and U.S. border requirements may be different on paper, but are in practice, the same.

If you are traveling with children of whom you do not have legal custody you may be asked to provide a notarized affidavit of consent from the legal guardian. 

If you have a criminal record, including misdemeanors or Driving While Impaired, you may be prevented from crossing the border into Canada. Regardless of how long ago they occurred or the nature of the offense, it is wise to look into your prospects of successfully getting into Canada before booking your hunt.

Hunters are also reminded that you are allowed 40 ounces of liquor or 24 beer, and either 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes per person duty free.


Visit the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) website for more details.