Bringing alcohol from Europe into Canada

Feb 26th, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Bringing alcohol from Europe into Canada

Hi everyone!
Next month I will be flying home to Halifax from Italy, via Montreal. I'm planning on buying wine while I'm away for my parents and friends. Since I'm 18 I'm legally allowed to purchase alcohol in Europe, but I am unsure about bringing it back.
I figured that since I am clearing customs in Montreal (and the legal drinking age in Quebec is 18) that my bringing back alcohol would be fine. Am I right in assuming this? Or should I not bring any back since I'm a resident of Nova Scotia? Thank you!
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Feb 26th, 2013, 05:24 PM
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I checked the CBSA site:
http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/travel-voyage/...rpcrc-eng.html
It says you must be of legal age in the province of importation so you are probably good. I am not sure of your status carrying the wine in Nova Scotia but who will be checking? I would suggest not drawing attention to yourself by putting the wine inside a carry on bag rather than a duty free bag. Don't forget the liquids rules for going through security so you will either have to buy at the airport or put in your checked bag. Your duty free limit is 1.5 L or two normal bottles.
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