Canada border documents requirement are, if you are a U.S. citizen: a proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification.
For all modes of entry, we recommend you carry a valid passport for all travel abroad, including visits to Canada from the United States. A passport may be required by your airline or alternative transportation authority, as it is the only universally-accepted identification document.
Citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are members of the NEXUS or FAST programs may present their membership cards to the CBSA as proof of identity and as documents that denote citizenship, when arriving by land or marine modes only.
Here are few links to more information for a few questions you might have:
- Have proper identification
- What you can bring with you
- Making your declaration
- Referrals for secondary services and inspection
- Travelling with minors
- Canada Border services officers watch for missing children, and may ask detailed questions about any minors traveling with you.We recommend that parents who share custody of their children carry copies of their legal custody documents, such as custody rights. If you share custody and the other parent is not travelling with you, or if you are not the parent or legal guardian, we recommend you carry a consent letter to provide authorization for you to take them on a trip and enter Canada.When travelling with a group of vehicles, parents or guardians should arrive at the border in the same vehicle as their children or any minors they are accompanying.
- Travelling with alcohol and tobacco
- Restricted/prohibited goods
- Travelling with CAN$10,000 or more
- Travelling with gifts
Commercial Activity Canada Border requirements
Programs, services and information for businesses or persons with commercial interests: Highlights
Source: Government of Canada