At A1Hunts, we strive to make your travel to Newfoundland, Canada, as smooth and hassle-free as possible by providing you some essential information. This webpage is designed to help do just that. Please read and use the links and telephone numbers shown in preparing for your trip long before your adventure vacation is planned to begin.
Information on Importing Firearms into Canada (copy the following link into your web browser):
(Non-Resident Firearms) Declaration Registration Form (copy the following link into your web browser):
Hunters coming into Canada with firearms must follow certain regulations and fill out a (Non-Resident Firearms) Declaration Registration Form. The fee for this Form is CAN$50.00 and is good for one calendar year. For any further information you may require, please contact the Canadian Firearms Center at 1-800-731-4000.
Note: The (Non-Resident Firearms) Declaration Registration Form should be completed before your travel and presented to Canadian Customs upon your arrival in Canada to avoid unnecessary delay.
The minimum legal age for hunters in Newfoundland is 18 years of age.
Guests Arriving by Air:
We recommend that you fly into either Deer Lake Regional Airport (preferred), or Gander International Airport, Newfoundland. You will typically arrive in Newfoundland sometime on Saturday and will require hotel reservations for Saturday night. Please note that you are responsible for all arrangements and costs for your travel and hotels. An A1Hunts representative will meet you, and other guests, at your hotel on Sunday morning and transport you 1 and 1/2 hours by a comfortable passenger van to our main lodge. There, you will be met and greeted by our friendly staff and guides, and settle in. Your hunt will begin very early on Monday morning, and end at dusk on Friday afternoon. We will transport you back to your airport/hotel, leaving our main lodge at mid-day Saturday,
Hotels in Deer Lake:
- Deer Lake Motel 1-709-635-2108
- Holiday Inn Express 1-877-660-8550
Hotels in Gander:
Note: Please contact A1Hunts, at info@A1Hunts.com or 1-709-668-3315, before you book fights into Gander.
- Hotel Gander 1-709-256-3931
- Comfort Inn 1-709-256-3535
Driving to Newfoundland:
If you are driving to Newfoundland, you will need to stay on the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) all the way to North Sydney, Nova Scotia, where you will catch the Marine Atlantic Ferry for the 6-hour one-way trip to Port Aux Basque, Newfoundland. The vehicle-carrying ferry is impressive in size and features, including on-board dining and sleeping cabins, and is part of the TCH system. You should make your round-trip reservations for the ferry at least 2 months in advance of your intended travel date. For reservations and for more information, please contact Marine Atlantic via the following: toll free 1-800-341-7981or www.marine-atlantic.ca
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