Camping & Sporting Equipment

Camping & Sporting Equipment

Some small sporting equipment is permitted in carry-on.  However, most sporting and camping equipment should be packed in your checked baggage. 

Below are some examples of the type of items that may be packed in carry-on and those that should be checked.  If you don’t see the item you’re looking for, visit our What Can I Bring? Complete Item List.

Activity

Carry-On or Checked

Checked Only

Golf

Golf balls

Golf clubs are permitted in checked baggage, but should be thoroughly cleaned as chemical residues could trigger screening alarms and cause delays

Cycling

Small items like helmets and gloves

Bicycles can be checked. Check with your airline.

Racquet Sports

Balls and racquets

 

Fishing

Fishing rods/poles  - can include rods with hooks measuring 6 cm (2.4 in) or less

Fishing hooks measuring 6 cm (2.4 in) or less

 

Fishing rods/poles  - can include rods with hooks measuring more than 6 cm (2.4 in)

Fishing hooks measuring more than 6 cm (2.4 in)

Skiing / Snowboarding

Small items like goggles, gloves and helmets

Skis, ski poles and snowboards

Baseball / Cricket

Balls and gloves

Baseball bats

Hockey / Lacrosse

Ice skates, small items like pucks, balls, gloves and helmets
 

Hockey and lacrosse sticks

Camping

Tents (packed without poles or stakes)

Tent stakes

Tent poles: As tent poles can vary in material and design (i.e. bendable fibreglass poles vs. rigid metal poles ), check with your air carrier to determine if they can be placed in your carry-on.

Camping axes

Hiking poles

Containers for flammable liquids (stove canisters, lanterns):  Your air carrier may agree to transport either empty equipment that has never contained a flammable liquid or equipment that has previously contained a flammable liquid if specified and adequate measures have been taken to nullify any hazard. Contact your air carrier.

Hunting

 

Rifles and ammunition
Sling-shots
Hunting knives

Rock Climbing

Carabiners
Cams
Quickdraws
Uppers and downers
Helmets
Gloves
Ropes and cordage
Slings and webbing
Rock hold

Pitons (any size)
Hooks (any size)
Drill bits
Hammers
Climbing knives
Ice axes
Picks
Crampons
Anti-snow plates

Skateboarding

Skateboards are permitted as carry-on baggage in Canada but there may be regulations against skateboards in carry-on baggage in other countries, so we recommend you store skateboards in your checked baggage.

 

Lighters, matches and fuel:

While one lighter for personal use is allowed as carry-on, lighters are not permitted in checked baggage due to the risk of accidental fires.

Strike-anywhere matches are NOT permitted in carry-on or checked baggage.

Flammable materials – for example, white gas or butane for camping stoves – are NOT permitted in carry-on or checked baggage.

Contact your airline for more information on size, weight and quantity limits for carry-on and checked baggage.

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