When traveling into Canada either by air or ground, there are a few basic things to remember. You will be required to clear through Canadian Customs regardless of whether you fly or drive. You will need to present identification in the form of a Passport; keep this accessible. A passport is a requirement for entering Canada and returning to the USA. At customs you will be asked several questions about the purpose of your trip, the length of your stay, where you live, who you are hunting with, etc. It is a very good idea to have some written verification (like a contract or at the very least a brochure from your outfitter), to show where your destination is.
At this point, all alcohol, tobacco and firearms must be declared. (See “Importing Fire Arms” and bringing “Alcohol & Tobacco into Canada”) This process usually goes quickly and you should soon be on your way. Remember thousands of travelers enter Canada each day and the process is relatively simple. For further information contact your planned border crossing directly or visit www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca