Most things you bring with you will be considered "personal baggage" by Canadian Customs officers. These items include reasonable quantities of food, fishing tackle, cars, boats and motors, fuel, sports equipment, TV sets, musical instruments, computers and cameras.
And of course, you already know there are going to be some exceptions! The most important exception to the rule is a firearm.
Canadian Customs - All firearms brought into Canada will be inspected. From a practical standpoint, this simply means somebody in the Canadian Customs area of the airport will open your gun case and physically look at your gun to ensure it is not loaded.
This is not a problem so long as you do not have a handgun of any type (strictly prohibited in Canada) or a fully-auto long gun (also prohibited). You must declare any firearms you are bringing in.
Canadian Customs officers will record the serial numbers on your guns when you enter Canada.
There also will be a $25 (Canadian) fee required to buy a "Firearms Declaration", basically a temporary license or permit to take your gun in and out of Canada.
If you Google "CAFC 909," you can fill out the form prior to arriving at Canadian customs. Canadian form CAFC 909 must be filled out.
If you are a citizen of the USA, you must go to a USA customs office and fill out form 4457 — prior to entering Canada with your gun.
Take current proof of your medical insurance with you. Prior to your departure for Canada, call your insurance carrier and make certain your coverage is good while traveling and visiting in Canada.
Prescription drugs normally present no problem going through Canadian Customs. Clearly identify each drug and carry it in its original packaging with a label that specifies both what the drug is and that it is being used under the prescription of a doctor.
If the drug could cause question, it's a good idea to take your doctor's phone number with you just in case. Diabetics bringing syringes with them should also carry evidence of their need.
The staff at DVR want you to enjoy your hunting trip to Saskatchewan. With that in mind, here are some interesting and helpful facts you may find useful:
The address and phone number for the U.S. Embassy is:
100 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON KIP 5TI Canada
Phone: (613) 238-5335