Visas, Border Information & Customs in BC
All visitors to BC entering Canada via air, land or sea must have possession of a valid passport. International visitors, who are not US citizens, may also require a visa. Please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada for a complete list of countries and territories requiring visas, and information on how to apply for a temporary resident visa. Travellers to BC should view the Canadian Representatives Abroad information for a complete list of Canadian Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates for additional assistance and entry requirement details.
What You Can Bring
For comprehensive information on what visitors can bring to BC, visit Canada Customs for a complete list on alcohol and tobacco limitations, restrictions on plant, animal and food products and other items prohibited or subject to import controls into Canada.
Pleasure Boats & Private Aircraft
All boaters and private aircrafts must contact Canada Border Services Agency. Boaters must contact authorities upon arrival, and private aircrafts must contact authorities prior to arrival to BC.
See also Canada Border Services Agency's Telephone Service
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