You are allowed to bring your personal firearms with you. This includes your rifles and/or shotguns. Archery equipment does not fall under these requirements and therefore has no declaration form. For your firearms, a simple one-page form is required to be filled out to obtain a temporary Canadian Firearms permit.

This form (CAFC 909) can be downloaded or mailed to you well in advance from THE CANADIAN FIREARMS CENTRE at . It is recommended to print this form on 8.5 x 14 paper to ensure a good quality copy. Completing this in advance should reduce your time clearing customs.

A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of $25, regardless of the number of firearms listed on it. It is only valid for the person who signs it and for those firearms listed on the declaration. If you come with others who will be using firearms in Canada, you will each need to meet these requirements.