Visiting Canada for a BTSA Match

Here are the procedures…

It is our responsibility to follow Canadian gun laws including gun types, transport, storage and ammunition.

The Canadian site of record is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the website is chock-full of information located here.

We have summarized the steps below but for detailed, up-to-date information refer to the RCMP website:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/visit-visite-eng.htm

Procedure 1
Recommended or if you enter Canada outside of business hours (M-F/0800-1600)

1.1 First download and fill out form CAFC 909 in triplicate – DO NOT SIGN
1.2 At least a week BEFORE departing for Canada,
a) Call the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) of the province (Alberta) at 1 800-731-4000 (for Canada and the United States) (506) 624-5380 (for all countries outside of Canada and the United States)
b) Explain that your are attending a BTSA match and your travel time will not allow you to call from your port of entry and you are calling for an Authorization to Transport Firearm(s) ATT
c) The ATT is required by Canadian law to transport RESTRICTED and PROHIBITED firearms additionally high capacity mags (>10 rounds for handguns) are prohibited devices, and may not enter Canada.
1.3 Present CAFC 909 at port of entry, airport (Alberta for our club)
1.4 Compete in our BTSA match
1.5 Before or after the match if you take side trip(s), please note it during the on-line registration or the Match Director, because the ATT is only for transport between port of entry, hotel, the range and return to port of entry.
1.6 Return home with great memories!

Procedure 2
Arrival in Canada during business hours, riskier because you stay at the port of entry until you receive an ATT or return home!

2.1 First download and fill out form CAFC 909 in triplicate – DO NOT SIGN
2.2 Present CAFC 909 at port of entry, airport (Alberta for our club)
2.3 Call Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) of the province (Alberta)
at 1 800-731-4000 (for Canada and the United States) (506) 624-5380 (for all countries outside of Canada and the United States)
from port of entry or airport to get an Authorization To Transport Firearm(s) ATT. The ATT is required by Canadian law to transport RESTRICTED and PROHIBITED firearms additionally high capacity mags (>10 rounds for handguns) are prohibited devices, and may not enter Canada.

2.4 Find your hotel and come compete in our BTSA match
2.5 Before or after the match if you take side trip(s), please make a note during the on-line registration because the ATT is only for transport between port of entry, hotel, the range and return to port of entry.

2.6 Return home with great memories!

NOTES and METRICS
The CFO can be reached at 1-800-731-4000 for relevant information by province or territory(Alberta in our case).

A confirmed declaration costs a flat fee of CAN$25, regardless of the number of firearms listed on it. It is valid only for the person who signs it and only for those firearms listed on the declaration for 60 concurrent days.

If driving, the major port of entry is Coutts Alberta which is a 4 hour drive south of Calgary and 18 hours north of Denver Colorado.

If flying, the major port of entry is Calgary Alberta (YYC), with Calgary visitor information located here and Alberta visitor information here.

Information about the our shooting range is located here and it is located 30Km west of Calgary.