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Paintball gun: May be permitted in checked baggage if approved by air carrier.
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 “replica weapons” and are treated differently. Please consult “replica weapons” and “replica firearms” in this list.
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 item’s holder.
Shocking devices such as electric stun guns and animal prods: 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 item’s holder.
Small objects shaped like guns or handcuffs (e.g., pendants, charms): Permitted in both carry-on and checked baggage.
Gun lighters, lighters shaped like grenades, lighter with unabsorbed liquid fuel, torch lighters are not permitted in carry-on and checked baggage.
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.
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.
Firearms, firearm parts, real ammunition and cartridges are not permitted in carry-on baggage under any circumstances. All firearms, firearm parts, ammunition and cartridges must be declared to the air carrier during the check-in process. Firearms carried as checked baggage MUST be unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided container. For more details on how to transport these items in your checked baggage, please contact your air carrier. Passengers may also contact the Canada Firearms Program website.