Skip to content

Search website by keyword

About YYJ

Holiday Season Travel Tips

Dec 11, 2003

The holiday season is a busy time of year.  To help you with your trip through Victoria International Airport, please keep the following tips in mind:

Arrive Early
Travellers should leave plenty of time to check-in and clear pre-board security screening.  Arrive at the airport at least one hour prior to a domestic departure and two hours prior to a U.S. bound flight.  To check the status of your flight, please contact your airline.

Safety and Security
It is recommended that passengers limit their carry-on baggage to one piece.  The following items are prohibited as carry-on baggage:

  • All knives
  • Any sharp and/or pointed objects
  • Toy weapons or replicas
  • Corkscrews
  • Fireworks
  • Sporting equipment, such as golf clubs, hockey sticks, ski poles, squash and tennis racquets and ice skates.

Don't Wrap Gifts
Do not pack any wrapped gifts in carry-on baggage as they will have to be unwrapped and inspected at pre-board security screening.

Always travel with photo identification.  A passport is recommended for U.S bound flights.

For more information about what you can and cannot take on as carry-on baggage or if you have a specific question, please contact your airline or visit the CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority).

The Victoria Airport Authority,  and the airlines are working together to help make your holiday travel enjoyable.  Thank you for your cooperation in assisting us to ensure a safe and secure holiday season for all.