Originally Posted by fusedlight
Definitely check Canadian laws... I know I get queried about firearms when I cross the border. .
Yup you sure will! Canada has 3 levels of classifications when it comes to weapons. Restricted, Non restricted and Prohibited.
Just some of the rules are:
You would need to fill out an Approval of the Non-Resident Firearms Declaration in triplicate if you want to bring a Non restricted shoot gun or hunting rife into Canada and it will need to be stored correctly as well. It needs to be signed at the border and in front of border officials.
Some of the Restricted firearms include handguns with a barrel over 4", pepper spray and mace. A restricted firearm may be brought into Canada, but an Authorization to Transport (ATT) permit must also be obtained in advance from a Provincial or Territorial Chief Firearms Officer. The ATT will not be issued for hunting or self-protection purposes.
Prohibited firearms are not allowed in at all and they include fully automatic, converted automatics, assault-type weapons and handguns with a barrel length less than 105mm (4 inches), replicas of such weapons and certain knives.
Border officials will seize any firearms from persons crossing the border who deny having them in their possession - once seized they are not returned. The gun owner is not given the option to withdraw the request to enter Canada and return to the U.S. in order to keep possession of the prohibited firearm.
As indicated thats just some of the regulations so your best to read up on all the rules before going to the border.
Or just leave the firearms at home or use a commercial storage facility on the US side of the border to store them while you travel in Canada. Canadian's will thank you for doing that!