Canadian Customs Regulations
To make your entry into Canada worry free, foreign visitors coming to Canada should check the Canadian Customs regulations. Regulations vary from country to country. All visitors entering B.C must have a passport or travel documents in their possession.
Beginning December 31, 2006, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative will implement new regulations requiring all travellers, including U.S. citizens, traveling to and from the Americas, the Caribbean, and Bermuda to have a passport to enter or re-enter the United States.
If you are travelling through the USA and hold a European Passport you will be required to apply for an ESTA visa.
What is the PST?
PST is British Columbia's Provincial Sales Tax, valued at 7%*. Whistler Blackcomb is required to charge the tax on the full sale price of all general merchandise. Visitors to Canada are not able to claim a refund for PST when delivery of the goods takes place in the province.
For more information on the PST, contact the Government of British Columbia's Consumer Taxation Branch at
What is the GST?
Most goods and services you buy in Canada are subject to the Good and Services Tax, or GST. GST, valued at 5%, is charged throughout the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and PEI.
Travelers With Children
Parents should have proper identification for each child similar to the requirements of adults (i.e passport or birth certificate.) Additionally, parents acting as chaperones for other children should carry a letter of permission from each child's parents.
Divorced or Separated parents with shared custody should carry all pertinent legal documents that establish their status. Children travelling alone should have a letter of permission from their parents a photocopy from their passport is also recommended to accompany the letter.