Manitoba Visitor and Tourism info guide
Crossing the international border into Canada has changed since 9/11,
the rules have been more strictly enforced and the traveller needs more
information. While our borders are friendly, we do have strict rules
and regulations as to what you can bring into Canada. Best to do a little
reading first and be prepared to declare everything to our friendly
Customs officials. If you don't follow the rules your trip can end in
a big disappointment.
Canada Customs require that US citizens carry proof of residency, and
some identification documents showing citizenship such as a US passport
(this is the best), birth certificate, or baptismal certificate. Visitors
from other countries should contact the Canadian
Consulate or Embassy in your country. You will be required to carry
at least a valid passport, and possibly a visa.
MANITOBA FISHING LICENCES
for 2005 can be viewed at Gov't
- (over 65 Free)
Resident anglers under the age of 16 do not require a licence to fish.
All other under 16's must fish with a licence holder and be included
within the holders limits or must purchase their own licence.
POWER BOAT OPERATORS CARD
When do you need the Card?
- IMMEDIATELY Operators of motorized watercraft
under 4m ( About 13.1 feet )
- IMMEDIATELY Operators of Personal Water Craft (i.e. Jet skis)
- IMMEDIATELY Operators born after April 1, 1983 (under 22 yrs old)
- Sept 15, 2009 - All Boaters
Note: Pleasure boats coming by water or trailer need Customs
entry permits at port of entry. Non-residents operating their pleasure
craft in Canadian waters after 45 consecutive days do require proof
of competency. (Up until the 46th consecutive day, they do not need
to carry anything but the required safety equipment.)
As a non-resident visitor, you can claim a refund for goods
and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) you paid on eligible
goods and short-term accommodation while visiting Canada.
To qualify for a tax refund, you have to meet certain conditions.
and Print out the online application form. You will need the Adobe
Acrobat Reader to download this file. If you do not have it you can
download if for free from Adobe.
Copy the following address on a good sized envelope:
- Canadian Tax Refund, P.O. Box 42090, Vancouver, B.C. V6P 6S6, CANADA
3) Take this envelope with you to Canada and place your receipts in
this envelope. When you return home, mail the envelope and receipts
with your completed application signed and dated. You have up to one
year from the date of departure to make a claim.