By David Klassen
With Remembrance Day falling on a Thursday this year, many Canadians are taking Friday off and making it an extra long weekend.
If crossing the border to do some early Christmas shopping is in your plans, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has some tips for you.
With higher than normal air and vehicle traffic expected this weekend, the CBSA reminds all travellers to:
- Have proper identification for yourself and children travelling with you.
- Declare all purchases made, have receipts readily available and declare all currency equal to or over $10,000.
- Know your personal exemptions and your alcohol and tobacco limits.
- Inform yourself prior to leaving Canada as some purchases are not admissible.
The CBSA is also reminding Canadians that all currency equal to or over $10,000 must also be reported prior to leaving the country.