Regulated, Prohibited and Hazardous Items
Transport Canada requires liquids of any form to be carried in 100 ml (3.4 oz) maximum capacity containers. Transport Canada requires that every container be placed in a single clear, resealable plastic bag. This bag cannot exceed a capacity of 1 L (33.8 oz) and only one such bag is allowed in the cabin, per traveler. Certain exemptions are made for liquids needed during the course of the flight, such as : baby milk and food, medications and special dietary items, and items purchased at the duty free shop.
Containers that are larger than 100 ml must be in the checked baggage.
Aerosols including spray paint, air freshener, antistatic spray, and cooking spray are not allowed in checked baggage or carry-on. Some toiletry aerosols like hairspray may be permitted.
Powdered substances (ex. : baby powder, body powder, baking powder, baking soda, protein, detergent) exceeding 350 ml (12 oz) must be stored in your checked baggage.
Dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) used to pack perishables can only be transported in carry-on baggage. It must not exceed 2.5 kg (5 lbs) per traveler. This packaging is permitted under the Dangerous Goods Regulations.
OWG requires that every traveler carrying dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) not only transport it as carry-on baggage, but also declare it during the check-in process.
Fresh or frozen seafood can only be transported in a carry-on baggage. OWG requires these items to be securely packed in the baggage, and the baggage must not contain crushed ice.
Please note that seafood items may be subjected to quarantine regulations in the destination country.
Alcoholic beverages can only be transported in a carry-on baggage if the bottle has a capacity of less than 100 ml.
Alcoholic beverages that contain between 24% and 70% alcohol are allowed in checked bags with a maximum total volume of 5 L (1.3 gal) per traveler and must be in unopened retail packaging. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags.
|Types of Batteries||Carry-on||Checked Baggage|
(AA, AAA, C, and D)
|Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices||YES||NO|
|Non-Spillable Wet Batteries||NO||YES1|
|Spare or loose Batteries3||YES||NO|
1Accepted with restrictions. Only batteries for personal electronic devices are accepted Lithium ion batteries for portable (including medical) electronic devices with a Wh rating exceeding 160 Wh are not accepted. For portable medical electronic devices only, lithium metal batteries with a lithium metal content exceeding 2 g but not exceeding 8 g. Devices in checked baggage must be completely switched off and must be protected from damage. Other restriction may apply. Approval required. Please contact email@example.com.
₂Except for wheelchairs and mobility devices.
3Spare or loose Batteries, including lithium metal or lithium ion cells or batteries, for portable electronic devices must be carried in carry-on baggage only. For lithium metal batteries the lithium metal content must not exceed 2 g and for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh. Other restriction may apply.
OWG will accept drones in carry-on baggage if said drone remains completely turned off at all times. The drone must meet the requirements mentioned in the Batteries section (see above).
OWG will not accept the following items (in either carry-on or checked baggage) :
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) or nitrogen pressurized cylinders
- Fire extinguishers
- Propane cylinders
- Personal oxygen cylinders and oxygen generators
- Canned oxygen
- Personal medical oxygen devices that use liquid oxygen
Travelers may carry their personal oxygen concentrator on board, if approved. Click here to see our regulations regarding the personal oxygen concentrators.
Insect repellents are acceptable as a carry-on, if they are non-toxic and non-flammable, and in a container with a capacity under 100 ml (3.4 oz).
Insect repellents and insecticides are allowed in your checked baggage, as long as they are not labelled as hazardous material (HAZMAT).
Travelers are allowed to bring one (1) lighter as a carry-on (that will be stored in the clear, resealable plastic bag with the other liquids).
Travelers are allowed to bring one (1) book of matches on their person, or in their carry-on baggage.
Battery-Powered Portable Electronic Smoking Devices
Battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices are not permitted in checked baggage. These devices shall not be transported in carry-on baggage, nor be carried in the cabin, except if:
- The device is for personal use.
- The spare batteries are individually protected in their original packaging, or by insulating their terminals.
For each battery, the following criteria must be met:
- Lithium metal batteries: Maximum lithium content of 2 g (0.07 oz)
- Lithium-ion batteries: Maximum Watt-hour rating of 100 Wh
- Both types of batteries must meet the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III sub-section 38.3.
Travelers are required to notify OWG check-in counter employees about their battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices so that we can place a notice to classify the devices as dangerous goods.
Please note that according to Transport Canada, you are not allowed to carry cannabis in, or out of Canada, even with a medical license that allows you to possess or produce cannabis.
Please refer to the Transport Canada regulations on traveling with alcohol or drugs by clicking here.
The following items must not be carried on board the aircraft (neither as checked or carry-on baggage):
- Explosives, fireworks and ammunitions
- Compressed flammable, or toxic gases
- Corrosives and oxidizers
- Poisons (toxins) and infectious substances
- Radioactive materials
- Compressed gasses
- Flammable materials
- Magnet materials
- Undeclared ammunition*
- Deadly weapons*
- Floral and nursery stock (i.e. flowers, fruit and vegetable plants)
- Cut flowers and foliage (i.e. floral displays)
- Fresh or frozen foodstuffs (i.e. fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, bakery products, and dairy products)