You may carry firearms for protection or hunting in Alaska with proper permits. Airline passengers must declare their firearms and check them as baggage. Adults (18+) may take non-prohibited firearms into Canada for a lawful purpose. There are more restrictions on handguns than hunting rifles and shotguns. Visitors must declare their firearms on a special form and pay a fee of $25 Canadian for up to seven days in transit to Alaska.

For more information, visit the Canadian Firearms Center website or contact them at (800) 731-4000. Unloaded rifles may be mailed to Alaska - if sent to a federal firearms licensee (be sure to check with the U.S. Postal Service for shipping requirements. Mailing handguns or ammunition is prohibited. For further information, contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms at (907) 271-5701 or visit www.atf.gov.

Alaska Tips

Is marijuana legal in Alaska?

Learn More In Alaska, it's legal for adults 21 and older to possess and use recreational marijuana (from approved marijuana stores), but...

How many time zones does Alaska have?

Learn More Pop quiz. How many time zones does Alaska have?

Choose Your Season

Learn More Anytime is a good time to visit Alaska. Read on for the details.

Daylight

Learn More "Land of the Midnight Sun" isn't just a clever term. On summer solstice in June, the sun is up by 4:30 a.m. and sets just before midnight in the Inside...

This website uses cookies to analyze traffic and customize content on this site.
By clicking OK and using this website, you are agreeing to our privacy policy regarding the use of cookies.

OK