CATSA Carry-On Rules 2017

Last Updated:
1 Jun 2017

General

CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority) is responsible for security screening at Canadian airports. This is the 2017 list of prohibited items provided by CATSA, with regulations about whether these items can be taken through security in your carry-on, checked in your regular luggage, or are completely prohibited from being transported. Please review this list prior to your flight in order to have a smooth trip through airport security.

Flying through the USA? - TSA Regulations

If flying through the USA, TSA Regulations also apply. Please review the 2017 TSA Carry-On Regulations page for more information.



The prohibited items list is not intended to be all-inclusive and is updated as necessary. To ensure travelers security, CATSA security screeners may determine that an item not on the Prohibited Items List is prohibited. Some items require the airline's approval to be brought as carry-on or checked baggage, in which case a written approval from your airline may be required.

Flying with Liquids

There are strict limits on the quantity of liquids allowed through security. Please review the limits and packing instructions on the 2017 CATSA Flying with Liquids information page. If connecting through the USA, TSA 3-1-1 liquids regulations apply. Please see the 2017 TSA 3-1-1 Liquids in Carry-On section.

Firearms and Ammunition

Item Carry-On Checked
Ammunition - Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. Certain items may be transported in checked baggage if properly packaged and approved by the air carrier. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. No  -
Arrows for Archery No Yes
Arrows used in Crossbows No  -
Axes No Yes
Belts made with fake bullets No Yes
Billy Clubs No Yes
Black Powder, Smokeless Powders No No
Blackjacks No Yes
Bladed or Spiked Finger Rings - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Blasting Caps No No
Blowguns - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Bombs (pipe, mortar, etc) including replicas No No
Brass Knuckles - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Bullet Casings - Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. Certain items may be transported in checked baggage if properly packaged and approved by the air carrier. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. No  -
Bullet Key Chains No Yes
Bullets - Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. Certain items may be transported in checked baggage if properly packaged and approved by the air carrier. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. No  -
Cartridges - Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. Certain items may be transported in checked baggage if properly packaged and approved by the air carrier. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. No  -
Catapults No  -
Crossbows No Yes
Crossbows designed or altered to be aimed and fired by one hand - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Dangerous Goods - General No No
Darts used in Crossbows No Yes
Detonators (electric and non-electric) No No
Distress Flares No No
Dynamite No No
Electric Stun Guns - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Exploding Projectiles No No
Fake Ammunition No Yes
Firearms - Firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container, and declared to the air carrier at check-in. Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. Certain items may be transported in checked baggage if properly packaged and approved by the air carrier. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. No  -
Fireworks - Including Sparklers No No
Gun-shaped Belt Buckle - Gun-shaped belt buckles that do not look like real weapons are permitted in carry-on. Replica weapon-liked belt buckles are prohibited, as they could be mistaken for a real gun. No Yes
Hand Grenades - Including Replicas No No
Incendiary Projectiles No No
Items Resembling Ammunition or Component Thereof - Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. Certain items may be transported in checked baggage if properly packaged and approved by the air carrier. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. No  -
Items that Look Like Weapons but are Not - eg. perfume bottles shaped like a grenade No Yes
Kigoya Batons or Similar Devices - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Kubotan No Yes
Kubotan with Concealed Knife - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Manrikigusari or kusari (handgrips/weights with chain) - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Martial Arts Weapons - General No No
Molotov Cocktails No No
Morning Stars - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Nitroglycerin No No
Nunchaku Sticks - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Nunchucks - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Party Crackers No No
Plastic Explosives - C4, SEMTEX, TNT, Sheet Explosives, etc. No No
Replica Firearms - Replica firearms look like real firearms. Replica firearms are permitted in checked bags only in consultation with the air carrier. No  -
Replica Illegal Weapons - Replica weapons look like real weapons. These include replica explosives and replica illegal weapons. Most people could easily mistake a replica weapon for a real weapon. Replica explosives and replica illegal weapons are not permitted in carry-on or checked bags. No No
Sabres No Yes
Scuba Knives No Yes
Shocking Devices such as stun guns and animals prods No No
Shuriken (Throwing Stars) - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Slingshots and Catapults No  -
Spiked Collars or Wristbands - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Steel Cobras - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Swords No Yes
Telescopic Spring-Loaded Batons - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Toy weapons that look fake. They do not look like real weapons - e.g., squirt guns, toy transformer robots that form toy guns. Most people would not mistake a toy weapon for a real weapon. These are permitted in carry-on and in checked bags. Some toy weapons look real. These are considered ďreplica weaponsĒ and are treated differently. Please consult ďreplica weaponsĒ and ďreplica firearmsĒ in this list Yes Yes
Yaqua Blowguns - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No

Food and Drink

Item Carry-On Checked
Baby Food - Baby formula and food, juice, water and other baby items - these are allowed in your carry-on baggage or personal items. You can take these through the security checkpoints and aboard your plane. However, you must be travelling with an infant under two years of age (0-24 months). You may bring gel or ice packs to keep your baby products cool. Yes Yes
Baby Formula Yes Yes
Beverages - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Breastmilk - Passengers flying with or without their child will be permitted to bring breast milk in quantities greater than 100 ml provided it is presented to the Screening Officer for inspection prior to screening. Gel or ice packs are also permitted. Yes Yes
Bricks of Cheese - Dry cheeses (ie cheddar, brie) are not subject to volume restrictions Yes Yes
Cakes Yes Yes
Canned Goods - Canned or jarred goods containing both solids and liquid that clearly contain less than 100 ml of liquid (e.g., can of tuna) are permitted in carry on, once screened and cleared by the Screening Officer. Canned and jarred goods that have more than 100mL of liquid (e.g., large jar of olives) should be packed in checked baggage. Yes Yes
Cheese in Pressurized Containers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Chips Yes Yes
Chocolate Spread - Canned or Jarred - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Coffee Beans and Tea Leaves - Coffee and tea in liquid form is subject to volume restrictions for carry-on baggage (100 ml / 3.4 oz. or smaller container permitted in carry-on). Yes Yes
Condiments - Canned or Jarred - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Cookies Yes Yes
Crackers Yes Yes
Duty-Free Alcohol Yes Yes
Duty-Free Liquids, Aerosol and Gel Items Yes Yes
Energy Drinks - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Fruits Yes Yes
Gel-Based Sports Supplements - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Gelatins or gel-like Food Substances - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Granola Bars Yes Yes
Hard Candies Yes Yes
Jarred Goods - Canned or jarred goods containing both solids and liquid that clearly contain less than 100 ml of liquid (e.g., can of tuna) are permitted in carry on, once screened and cleared by the Screening Officer. Canned and jarred goods that have more than 100mL of liquid (e.g., large jar of olives) should be packed in checked baggage. Yes Yes
Jellies - Canned or Jarred - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Juice for Babies - Baby formula and food, juice, water and other baby items - these are allowed in your carry-on baggage or personal items. You can take these through the security checkpoints and aboard your plane. However, you must be travelling with an infant under two years of age (0-24 months). You may bring gel or ice packs to keep your baby products cool. Yes Yes
Lobster, Fish - Contact your air carrier for instructions on specific packaging requirements. Items included in carry-on baggage may be subject to volume restrictions if in liquid or gel is present. Yes Yes
Maple Syrup - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Meats Yes Yes
Nuts Yes Yes
Pate - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Peanut Butter - Canned or Jarred - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Protein Powder Yes Yes
Pudding - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Sandwiches Yes Yes
Sauces - Canned or Jarred - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Solid Foods Yes Yes
Soups - Canned or Jarred - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Spreadable Cheese and Cheese Kept in Liquids - Spreadable cheeses, such as Cheese Whiz and cream cheese, as well as cheeses kept in liquids, such as cottage cheese and mozzarella, in a 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container are permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Thermos/Insulated Beverage Container (Empty) Yes Yes
Vegetables Yes Yes
Vegetables - Canned or Jarred - Canned or jarred goods containing both solids and liquid that clearly contain less than 100 ml of liquid (e.g., can of tuna) are permitted in carry on, once screened and cleared by the Screening Officer. Canned and jarred goods that have more than 100mL of liquid (e.g., large jar of olives) should be packed in checked baggage. Yes Yes
Water - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Whipped Cream - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Yogurt - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes

Household and Tools

Item Carry-On Checked
Aerosol Spray Bottles/Cans - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. These items are also subject to limits in checked baggage. Each passenger can bring a maximum of 500 ml or 500 g per container, with a total net quantity not to exceed 2 L or 2 kg per person. Carry-on amounts must be counted against this total. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. Yes Yes
Animal Repellants No No
Belt Buckle Knives (Constant Companion) - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Billiard Cues No Yes
Blades for Blenders and Food Processors No Yes
Bolt Cutters No Yes
Box Cutters No Yes
Calipers - Small tools with a head and shaft measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less (measured from the joint to the tip) are permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Candles Yes Yes
Carbon-Based or Air-Activated Hand Warmers - To note: Hand warmers that require flammable material to produce heat are not permitted in carry-on and checked baggage. Yes Yes
Chlorine No No
Cigar Cutters without Removable Blades - If the blade is removable, the cutter is only allowed in checked baggage. Yes Yes
Comb Knives - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Concealed Knives of Any Length - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Contraband (intoxicants and illegal items of any nature) - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Corkscrews (without attached knife) Yes Yes
Crowbars No Yes
Decorative Pins - eg. military medals, brooches Yes Yes
Disabling Chemicals and Gases - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Drills and Drill Bits - Drill bits measuring 6cm (2.4in) or less are permitted in carry-on. No Yes
Duct Tape Yes Yes
Electric Hair Blow-Dryers, Curling or Flat Irons Yes Yes
Fire Extinguishers No No
Fireworks - Including Sparklers No No
Flammable Aersolts that are Toiletry Items - eg. Static Guard, Aerosol laundry starch No Yes
Game Darts - Game Darts measuring 6cm (2.4in) or less, from the end of the barrel to the point, are permitted in carry-on Yes Yes
Gel Packs - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication. Yes Yes
Guitar Strings Yes Yes
Hammers No Yes
Hatchets No Yes
Heavy Tools No Yes
Household Forks and Spoons (plastic and metal) Yes Yes
Hunting Knives No Yes
Ice Axes No Yes
Ice Packs - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication. Yes Yes
Ink or Toner Cartridges - Note: Ink cartridges with a capacity of 17.6 oz. (500 g.) or more are not permitted in checked baggage for all flights Ė domestic, U.S. and international. Yes Yes
Jackknife - eg. Swiss Army Knife No Yes
Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks Yes Yes
Knives No Yes
Letter-Opener No Yes
Lipstick Knives - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Liquid Bleach No No
Lithium Ion Batteries 100 Wh or less - Lithium ion batteries with a watt-hour (Wh) rating of 100 Wh or less may be carried as spare batteries in carry-on baggage, or in equipment in either checked or carry-on baggage. Yes  -
Lithium Ion Batteries 100-160 Wh - Lithium ion batteries exceeding a watt-hour (Wh) rating of 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh may be carried as spare batteries in carry-on baggage, or in equipment in either checked or carry-on baggage. No more than two individually protected spare batteries are allowed per person with the approval of the air carrier. Yes  -
Mace No No
Meat Cleavers No Yes
Meat Thermometers No Yes
Mini Keychain Handcuffs Yes Yes
Mirrors Yes Yes
Multi-Tools - Small tools with a head and shaft measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less (measured from the joint to the tip) are permitted in carry-on. Multi-tools that contain any type of knife or knife-blade are not permitted in carry-on. No Yes
Musical Instruments Yes Yes
Paint - including enamel, lacquer, liquid filler, paint thinner, stain, shellac, varnish and liquid lacquer base, solvent based paint, spray paint No  -
Pick-in-Handle Umbrellas No No
Pinatas  - Yes
Pins for Attaching Medals and Pins on Brooches Yes Yes
Plastic Tie Wraps Designed to be USed as Restraining Devices (eg. Flex Cuffs) Yes Yes
Prohibited Knives - Any knife that has a blade that opens automatically by gravity, by centrifugal force, or by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife (butterfly knives, switchblades, etc.) is a prohibited item. No No
Push Daggers - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Saws No Yes
Scissors - Small scissors with blades measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less, measured from the joint - or fulcrum - to the tip, are permitted in carry-on. Scissors with longer blades are permitted in checked baggage. Yes Yes
Sewing Kits containing small sewing needles Yes Yes
Shoelaces Yes Yes
Small Objects shaped like guns or handcuffs - eg. pendants, charms Yes Yes
Small Tools - Small tools with a head and shaft measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less (measured from the joint to the tip) are permitted in carry-on. All types of hammers and saws are not permitted in carry-on. Multi-tools that contain any type of knife or knife-blade are not permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Snow Globes - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Snow globes and like decorations are permitted in carry-on baggage so long as they fit comfortably in 1 clear, closed and resealable plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 1 litre (1 quart). Yes Yes
Soldering Irons - Air carriers may permit in checked baggage provided certain conditions are met. The heat-producing component, or the energy source, must be removed so as to prevent unintentional functioning during transport. No  -
Stain Removes - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Straightjackets Yes Yes
Switchblade Knives - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Tear Gas - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Throwing Knives No No
Tools - Small tools with a head and shaft measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less (measured from the joint to the tip) are permitted in carry-on. All types of hammers and saws are not permitted in carry-on. Multi-tools that contain any type of knife or knife-blade are not permitted in carry-on. No Yes
Tools for Mobility Aid reassembly/disassembly Yes Yes
Umbrellas Yes Yes
Watercolour Paints - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes

Medical Items

Item Carry-On Checked
Air-activated Therpeutic Heat Pad Yes Yes
Batteries for Wheelchairs  -  -
Battery Powered Mobility Aids  -  -
Biojectors - Must be for personal medical use, and the needle guard must be in place. The person must possess medication that is to be administered by means of the syringe or needle and biojectors, and the medication must be in a container that bears the name of the medication and the name of either the pharmacy that dispensed the medication or the manufacturer of the medication. Yes Yes
Canes Yes Yes
Chemical Oxygen Generators No No
Clinical Thermometer containing Mercury - Must be small, for personal use and in a protective case Yes Yes
Contact lens Solution - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100ml (3.4 oz) in your carry-on baggage. Yes Yes
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device - The distilled water used by this device is exempted from the liquid restrictions. Documentation to support your medical needs or condition is not required; however, if you feel that it would help ease your screening, it should be presented to the screening officer along with your medically necessary items. Yes Yes
Contraband (intoxicants and illegal items of any nature) - Please note that this is an illegal item under the Criminal Code of Canada; if it is presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution to the itemís holder. No No
Cough Syrup - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Cream - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Some creams may be considered an essential non-prescription medication and will be exempt from the liquid restrictions (Neosporin, rash creams and other first-aid creams). Yes Yes
Cremated Remains - Cremated remains in a container may be packed as part of your carry-on baggage. The container, however, must pass separately through the x-ray machine. Yes Yes
Decongestant Spray - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Diabetic Supplies - Diabetic supplies and equipment such as syringes, insulin auto-injectors, jet injectors, and pumps are permitted. Syringes must be for personal medical use, and the needle guard must be in place. The person must possess medication that is to be administered by means of the syringe or needle and biojectors. Liquid medications (i.e. insulin) are exempted from the liquid restrictions (including gel or ice packs to refrigerate the medication) and can be carried in carry-on baggage in volumes larger than 100 ml (3.4 oz.). Juice and gel for passengers who indicate a need for such items to address a diabetic condition are also permitted. Yes Yes
Eye Drops - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Gel Cap Pills - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Gel Packs - 00 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication. Yes Yes
Gel-Based Homeopathic Products - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Gel-Based Nutritional Products - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Gel-Filled Bras and Similar Prosthetics Yes Yes
Hydrogen Peroxide - 3% hydrogen peroxide found in drugstores and used to clean cuts is considered essential non-prescription medication. Yes Yes
Hypodermic Needles - Must be for personal medical use, and the needle guard must be in place. The person must possess medication that is to be administered by means of the syringe or needle and biojectors. Yes Yes
Ice Packs - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication. Yes Yes
Inhalers - Inhalers under the 100ml do not need to meet any requirements for medication but need to be packed in the 1L bag for containers of liquids, aerosols and gels. Inhalers that are over the 100ml volumetric limit must meet the prescribed medication requirements. Yes Yes
Jet Injectors / Epipens - Must be for personal medical use, and the needle guard must be in place. Yes Yes
Liquid and gel-based prescription medication - Liquid and gel-based prescription medications are exempted from the liquid restrictions and can be carried in carry-on baggage in volumes larger than 100 ml (3.4 oz.). Yes Yes
Liquid Oxygen No No
Liquid Sanitizers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Lotion - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Medical Defibrillators Yes Yes
Medical Gels and Creams - Liquids, aerosols, and gels that are prescription medication or essential non-prescription medication are permitted. Yes Yes
Medical Kits - Must be carried by health care professionals. The medical kit can not include sharp or cutting instruments. Small scissors with blades measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less, measured from the joint Ė or fulcrum Ė to the tip, are permitted. The name and medical licence of the health care professional or his or her name and company identification must be provided. Yes Yes
Medical Thermometer Containing Mercury - Must be small, for personal use and in a protective case. Yes Yes
Medicine Containing Alcohol - Medicine containing alcohol is considered essential non-prescription medication. Passengers may transport alcohol in their baggage if the percentage of alcohol by volume is 70 per cent (140 proof) or less. Yes Yes
Mercury barometers or thermometers carried by a representative from a government weather bureau or similar official agency Yes No
Nitroglycerin Medication - Liquid prescription medications are exempted from the liquid restrictions and can be carried in carry-on baggage in volumes larger than 100 ml (3.4 oz.). These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Non-Prescription Medication - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. These liquids must be declared to the Screening Officer separately. Yes Yes
Ostomy Supplies Yes Yes
Oxygen Cylinders No No
Personal Oxygen Concentrators Yes Yes
Rubbing Alcohol - Rubbing alcohol is considered essential non-prescription medication. Passengers may transport alcohol in their baggage if the percentage of alcohol by volume is 70 per cent (140 proof) or less. Yes Yes
Saline Solution - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. Yes Yes
Small Cylinders of Carbon Diozide, Azote, Compressed Air, etc. - Cylinders for operation of mechanical limbs or for use with a self-inflating life jacket are permitted, including spare cylinders of similar size required to ensure an adequate supply during travel. Yes  -
Small Gaseous Air Cylinders for Medical Use Yes Yes
Small Gaseous Oxygen Cylinders for Medical Use Yes Yes
Syringes - Must be for personal medical use, and the needle guard must be in place. The person must possess medication that is to be administered by means of the syringe or needle and biojectors. Yes Yes
Tens Machines Yes Yes
Vitamins - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes

Personal Items

Item Carry-On Checked
Aerosol Deodorant - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Solid and powder deodorants in carry-on baggage are not subject to the size/volume restrictions. Yes Yes
Aerosol Spray Bottles/Cans - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. These items are also subject to limits in checked baggage. Each passenger can bring a maximum of 500 ml or 500 g per container, with a total net quantity not to exceed 2 L or 2 kg per person. Carry-on amounts must be counted against this total. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. Yes Yes
After-Shave - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. These items are also subject to limits in checked baggage. Each passenger can bring a maximum of 500 ml or 500 g per container, with a total net quantity not to exceed 2 L or 2 kg per person. Carry-on amounts must be counted against this total. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. Yes Yes
Bath Moisturizers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Bath Oils - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Bubble Bath - Liquid or Gel - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Bubble Bath Balls - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Cigars and Cigarettes Yes Yes
Cologne - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Conditioners - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Contact lens Solution - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. Yes Yes
Cream - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Some creams may be considered an essential non-prescription medication and will be exempt from the liquid restrictions (Neosporin, rash creams and other first-aid creams). Yes Yes
Curling Iron (Gas Operated) - One gas-operated curling iron with its gas container per person, provided that the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating element. Separate gas refills for curling irons are permitted in checked baggage with the approval of the air carrier. The curling iron without the gas container is allowed in carry-on baggage. No Yes
Cuticle Cutters - If in pointed-tipped scissor form, only cuticle cutters with blades measuring 6 cm (2.4 inc.) or less, measured from the joint - or fulcrum - to the tip are permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Disposable Razors, Safety Razors, Blade Cartridges - Razor blades that are encased in a holder (plastic or metal) are permitted in carry-on baggage. Yes Yes
Electric Hair Blow-Dryers, Curling or Flat Irons Yes Yes
Electric Shavers Yes Yes
Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes) and Accessories - These items do not need to be removed from cases or bags in order to be screened and are permitted in carry-on. Any liquids used by these devices are subject to liquid restrictions. Check with your air carrier regarding any other restrictions. Yes No
Eye Drops - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. Yes Yes
Eyelash Curlers Yes Yes
Facial Cleansers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Gel Deodorant - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Solid and powder deodorants in carry-on baggage are not subject to the size/volume restrictions Yes Yes
Gel-Filled Bras and Similar Prosthetics Yes Yes
Hair Detangler - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Hair Straightener - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Hair Styling Fiber - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Hair Styling Gel - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Hair Styling Past - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Hair Styling Spray - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Hydrogen Peroxide - 3% hydrogen peroxide found in drugstores and used to clean cuts is considered essential non-prescription medication. Carry on: You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. Yes Yes
Insect Repellent - 100ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. These items are also subject to limits in checked baggage. Each passenger can bring a maximum of 500 ml or 500 g per container, with a total net quantity not to exceed 2 L or 2 kg per person. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. Yes Yes
Lip Stick, Balm, Gel, or Gloss - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Solid lipsticks in carry-on baggage are not subject to the size/volume restrictions. Yes Yes
Lipstick (Solid) Yes Yes
Liquid Foundations - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Liquid Mascara - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Liquid Sanitizers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Liquid Soaps - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Solid soaps in carry-on are not subject to the size/volume restrictions Yes Yes
Lotion - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Make-up Removers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Moisturizer - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Mouth Moisturizer - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Mouthwash - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Nail Clippers Yes Yes
Nail Files Yes Yes
Nail Polish - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Nail Polish Removers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Perfume - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Saline Solution - These items are considered to be essential non-prescription medications. You are allowed to carry volumes greater than 100 ml (3.4 oz.) in your carry-on baggage. Yes Yes
Shampoos - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Shaving Cream - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Shoe Polish - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Stain Removers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Straight Razors and Loose Blades - Straight razors and any blades that are not encased in a safety cartridge or can come out of a razor are not permitted in carry-on baggage. No Yes
Sunscreen and Suntan Lotion - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Toothpaste - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Tooth powder in carry-on baggage is not subject to the size/volume restrictions. Yes Yes
Tweezers Yes Yes

Sports and Camping Equipment

Item Carry-On Checked
Aerosol Spray Bottles/Cans - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. These items are also subject to limits in checked baggage. Each passenger can bring a maximum of 500 ml or 500 g per container, with a total net quantity not to exceed 2 L or 2 kg per person. Carry-on amounts must be counted against this total. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. Yes Yes
Animal Repellants No No
Arrows for Archery - Sport Use No Yes
Avalanche Backpack - Air carriers may permit provided certain conditions are met.  -  -
Billiard Cues No Yes
Bowling Balls Yes Yes
Bows and Arrows - Must be for sporting use and are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. They may be transported in checked baggage as long as all sharp objects are securely wrapped to prevent Screening Officers and baggage handlers from injury. No Yes
Butane Cylinders No No
Camping Axes No Yes
Carbon-Based or Air-Activated Hand Warmers - To note: Hand warmers that require flammable material to produce heat are not permitted in carry-on and checked baggage. Yes Yes
Compressed Gases - Certain exemptions apply for carry-on baggage, such as compressed gas cylinders for medical use or as part of a self-inflating life jacket. Your air carrier may agree to transport compressed gases for non-medical use (e.g. paintball cylinders/guns, scuba tanks, self-inflating life jacket), in checked baggage only, provided certain conditions are met. No  -
Diesel Fuel No No
Dry Ice - Air carriers may permit provided certain conditions are met. Dry ice may be transported, with the approval of the air carrier, in carry-on baggage or in checked baggage. Quantities must not exceed 2.5 kg per person and the package must permit the release of carbon dioxide gas. When carried in checked baggage, each package must be marked Ė ďDRY ICEĒ or ďCarbon Dioxide SolidĒ and must indicate that the net weight is 2.5 kg or less. Yes  -
Duct Tape Yes Yes
Equipment containing a flammable liquid - eg. Internal Combustion Engines No No
Equipment designed to contain a flammable liquid - Your air carrier may agree to transport, in checked baggage only, either empty equipment that has never contained a flammable liquid or equipment that has previously contained a flammable liquid if specified and adequate measures have been taken to nullify any hazard. Contact your air carrier for specific instructions on the nullification of dangerous goods hazards. No  -
Fire Extinguishers No No
Fireworks - Including Sparklers No No
Fishing Poles with Hooks or Tackle - Fishing rods or poles with hooks or tackle must be carried as checked baggage. Fishing tackle under 6cm can be carried in your carry-on, whereas tackle that is larger than 6cm should always be packed in your checked baggage. No Yes
Fishing Poles without Hooks - Fishing rods or poles with hooks or tackle must be carried as checked baggage. Fishing tackle under 6cm can be carried in your carry-on, whereas tackle that is larger than 6cm should always be packed in your checked baggage. Yes Yes
Fishing Tackle Larger than 6cm No Yes
Fishing Tackle Under 6 cm Yes Yes
Flammable Liquids General - eg. Kerosene, White Gas, Naphthalene, Diesel Fuel, etc. No No
Gas Cylinders (for Parachutes) No  -
Gel Packs - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication. Yes Yes
GPS Devices Yes Yes
Golf Clubs No Yes
Helmets Yes Yes
Hiking Stick / Poles - Hiking stick/poles (i.e. Nordic walking equipment) are not permitted through the security checkpoint. The only exception to this is if the hiking stick/pole is being used as a mobility aid (i.e. in place of a cane). A Screening Officer will inspect the stick as part of the screening process. No Yes
Hockey Sticks No Yes
Hunting Equipment - General - Hunting equipment, including knives, hunting rifles and bows and arrows for sporting use, is not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances, but may be transported in checked baggage as long as all sharp objects are securely wrapped to prevent Screening Officers and baggage handlers from injury and guns are unloaded and securely locked and have been declared at the air carrier check-in counter. No Yes
Ice Packs - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Gel and ice packs are subject to the liquid restrictions. They are exempt from the restrictions on liquids when required to treat an injury or when used to refrigerate baby food, milk, breast milk, formula, water and juice for infants under 2 years of age (0-24 months), medically necessary items and medication. Yes Yes
Ice Picks No Yes
Ice Skates Yes Yes
Insect Repellent - 100ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. These items are also subject to limits in checked baggage. Each passenger can bring a maximum of 500 ml or 500 g per container, with a total net quantity not to exceed 2 L or 2 kg per person. Release valves on aerosols must be protected by a cap or other suitable means to prevent inadvertent release of the contents. Yes Yes
Insecticides No  -
Kerosene No No
Lacrosse Sticks No Yes
Lawn Darts - Lawn darts measuring 6 cm (2.4 in.) or less, from the end of the barrel to the point, are permitted in carry-on. Darts with steel points that exceed this length must be placed in checked baggage. Yes Yes
Lighting Gel or Solid Fuel No No
Liquid Sanitizers - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Liquid Soaps - 100 ml (3.4 oz.) or smaller container permitted in carry-on. Yes Yes
Mace No No
Naphthalene No No
Paddle for Kayak or Canoe No Yes
Paintball Gun No Yes
Parachute Yes Yes
Pepper Spray - Please note that some types of pepper spray are illegal to possess in Canada. If presented at a pre-board screening checkpoint, protocol requires us to notify the police. This could lead to charges and prosecution. No No
Propane No No
Quick Lighting Charcoal Tablets, Flints, or Other Metal Fire-starting Items No  -
Sabres No Yes
Scuba Knives No Yes
Scuba Tanks No  -
Self-Inflating Lifejackets - Two Co2 cartridges/cylinders are permitted inserted into the jacket, plus two spares cartridges/cylinders. Air carriers may permit in checked baggage provided certain conditions are met. Yes  -
Skateboards Yes Yes
Ski Poles No Yes
Skydiving Rigs with and without Automatic Activation Devices - Rigs are permitted as carry-on or as checked baggage. More importantly, parachutes are also subject to the general restrictions on size and weight (i.e. whether they can be safely stowed as carry-on) and the restriction on the number of pieces of carry-on. Parachute-related equipment, such as gas cylinders, are permitted with the approval of the air carrier. Please contact your air carrier for more information. Yes Yes
Small Lithium Battery-Operated Vehicles - eg. Hoverboards, Electric Unicycles  -  -
Snowshoes - If your snowshoes are equipped with crampons or spikes, we recommend that you place them in your checked baggage. Yes Yes
Sport Bats - eg. Baseball Bats, Cricket Bats No Yes
Sport Shoes with Cleats - eg. Ice Climbing, Golf, Soccer, Track, Football, etc. Sport shoes with cleats measuring 6cm (2.4 in.) or less are permitted in carry-on. To avoid delays during screening, place the shoes in the plastic bin in plain view. Shoes with cleats longer than 6cm (2.4 in.) need to be placed in checked baggage. Yes Yes
Sports Racquets and Balls Yes Yes
Swords No Yes
Tent Poles - As tent poles can vary in material and design (i.e. bendable fibreglass poles vs. rigid metal poles ), check with your air carrier to determine if they can be placed in your carry-on. See separate listings for tents and tent stakes.  - Yes
Tent Stakes No Yes
Tents - Packed without poles or stakes. Yes Yes
Underwater Diving Lamps Yes No
Walking Stick / Poles - Walking stick/poles (i.e. Nordic walking equipment) are not permitted through the security checkpoint. The only exception to this is if the walking stick/pole is being used as a mobility aid (i.e. in place of a cane). No Yes
Weights - Such as dumbbells or other fitness and aerobic weights Yes Yes
Whips Yes Yes
White Gas No No
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