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Duty Free

We’re pleased to offer a duty free boutique on select Air Canada Express transborder routes. You can purchase your favourite duty free items in two ways: pre-order online or purchase on board.
Routes currently offering duty free (northbound only):

  • Chicago (ORD) to Vancouver (YVR)
  • Denver (DEN) to Vancouver (YVR)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Vancouver (YVR)
  • Houston (IAH) to Calgary (YYC)
  • Phoenix (PHX) to Calgary (YYC)
  • Phoenix (PHX) to Vancouver (YVR)
  • San Diego (SAN) to Vancouver (YVR)
  • San Francisco (SFO) to Calgary (YYC)
  • San Francisco (SFO) to Vancouver (YVR)

Make the best of your duty free experience with Air Canada Express:

Pre-order online purchases Online pre-order purchases must be completed at least 72 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time. Items are delivered on flights leaving the United States only. Online purchases are payable by credit card and have a minimum value of $49 CAD and a maximum value of $1000 CAD per person. To complete a purchase, some travel information is required (e.g. flight number, date of travel).

Purchase on board The only forms of payment accepted for onboard duty-free purchases are the following: Visa, MasterCard and American Express, credit cards. Cash payment is not accepted. The maximum allowable onboard credit card purchase is $500 CAD per person.

Have a connecting flight? Passengers with connecting flights are advised not to purchase liquids or gels on board the aircraft (or at duty-free), if you do not have access to checked luggage upon arrival at the connecting airport where duty-free purchases must be added to checked luggage.
Also, make sure you leave room in your checked baggage to pack duty-free purchases before rechecking your bag.

If not packed in checked luggage, duty-free liquids will be confiscated at the security checkpoint and additional charges may apply to check the items in.

Alcoholic beverages Alcoholic beverages purchased at the duty-free shop cannot be consumed onboard the plane.