By Barbara Crown, Editor-in-Chief
subscribers have responded to a request last month from subscriber R.
Young for feedback on getting firearms into and out of Vancouver
airport. Young had heard that the process was unfriendly and more
difficult than necessary. Subscriber G. Wilson says that has not been
"I cleared personal hunting
rifles in Sept. 2014 and Sept. 2017 on hunting trips to BC. I had no
issues at all. At passport control I declared my firearms and received
advice on the procedure to follow. I had my completed but unsigned
Non-Resident Firearms Declaration in hand at the inspection counter,
where the process was prompt. I then trotted off to the cashier's
counter to pay for and obtain the temporary license.
in short queues both times was the only delay. I actually exited the
airport both times since my connecting flights were a day later, and I
was subjected only to quick checks by customs officers. On both
occasions, dealings with customs were entirely professional, prompt and
friendly. Firearms clearance at Vancouver has my approval!"
However, subscriber L. Smrkovski had an entirely different experience....