ENTERING OR LEAVING CANADA/US
Crossing the US/Canadian border
As of June 1, 2009, the rules for passports in North America have changed. The easier way to cross the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is with a government-issued passport.
Please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for additional information: www.cbp.gov
Persons under 18 not accompanied by both parents must carry a notarized letter from their legal guardian and/or the other parent granting permission to travel to Canada.
Be prepared to show proof of insurance and vehicle registration or rental papers.
You may not be able to enter Canada if you have a criminal record (this includes DUIs)
BORDER LOCATIONS & HOURS
Open year-round, 24 hours per day
Top of the World Highway (Poker Creek)
Open mid-May to mid September, 8am – 8pm
Open year-round, 7am – 11pm
Klondike Highway (Skagway)
US: Open year-round, 8 am – midnight
Canada: 8am – midnight (November to May) 24 hours per day (June – October)
If time is critical to your travel plans, please call:
U.S. Customs office at 907-474-0307
Alaska Highway U.S. Border Station at 907-774-2252
Canadian Customs Office at Beaver Creek, Yukon at 867-862-7230.
Canada Border Services Agency 867-667-3943 or 1-800-461-9999
For the most up-to-date information access the following web site: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/contact/bis-sif-eng.html
BRINGING GOODS INTO CANADA FOR PERSONAL USE
Most things that visitors bring into Canada for personal use during their visit will be considered “personal baggage” by Canada Customs. Some examples are food, fishing tackle, cars, boats and motors, snowmobiles, fuel, sports equipment, television sets, musical instruments, computers and cameras.
Visitors are not allowed to carry a weapon, such as a firearm or mace, or any other device to be used against humans, for self-defense in Canada. Contact information about the restrictions on importing firearms is provided in another section on this page.
You may bring bona fide gifts north up to $60.00 in Canadian funds each for your friends or family in Canada without paying duty, provided these do not consist of tobacco or alcoholic beverages.
When flying into Canada the following items are NOT PERMITTED:
Lighters, Straight razors, Razor blades, Box cutters, Hatchets, Hunting knives, Jack knives (Swiss Army Knives), Meat cleavers, Tools, Hammers, Screwdrivers, Wrenches, Saws, Drills, Crowbars, Heavy tools, Ammunition, Firearms (including toy guns), Sport items, Scuba tanks, Golf clubs, Baseball bats, Skates, Bowling balls, Billiard cues, Cross bows and arrows, Gels, Aerosols And any other liquids. Liquids need to be under 100 ml/100g (3.4 oz
CANADIAN / US CONVERSIONS
In Canada fuel is sold by liters using Canadian currency. To calculate your cost per gallon, multiply the price per liter by 3.785 then adjust for the exchange rate.
Quick Conversion Guide
1 liter (CDN)=0.2643 gallons (U.S.)
1 gallon (U.S.)=3.785 liters (CDN)
1 kilometer (CDN)=0.6214 miles (U.S.)
1 mile (U.S.)=1.609 kilometers
Alaska is in a different time zone and is one hour earlier than British Columbia and the Yukon and two hours earlier than Alberta.