Baggage Policy

This policy is required due to the size of aircraft we operate as well as limits imposed by Transport Canada. Please confirm your allowance before your trip to avoid flight delays and excess baggage fees.

First Bag Always Travels FREE!
(within maximum bag allowance of 60lbs as detailed below)

Carry-On & Carry-Out Baggage

Our ability to permit carry-on baggage is restricted due to the size of the aircraft cabin, no overhead storage bins and limited space under the seat. Your safety and comfort will be assured by adherence to this policy. Our carry-out policy enhances our overall baggage policy. We will permit a maximum of 1 piece carry-on to a maximum weight of 13 lbs. Eligible pieces include soft sided briefcase & laptop computers. Flight crew may request that you remove laptop computer from carrying case if deemed to be too large. Items permitted as carry-on but not considered part of the allowance include personal cameras, coats, purses (10" x 12" x 8" or less), urns, canes, containers carrying life sustaining items and other similar items. One wheelchair, baby stroller, bassinet, walker or car seat will be accepted free of charge and will not be considered part of the 'free checked baggage allowance.' Items deemed by airport agent to be too large for carry-on may be permitted as carry-out. Carry-out items must be weighed & tagged at time of check-in. Carry-out items form part of the 'free checked baggage allowance.' A maximum of 2 pieces will be permitted as Carry-on & Carry-out combined.

Checked Baggage

Bearskin Airlines will allow each customer a 'free checked baggage allowance' to be carried in the baggage compartment of the aircraft at no charge. This 'free checked baggage' must not exceed 47 lbs. If you exceed this limit, you will have to pay an additional amount at the airport prior to travel. Individual pieces of checked baggage weighing more than 70 lbs. will not be accepted as checked baggage. 

Sports Equipment

Fishing equipment, golf clubs and other sporting equipment must be fully enclosed in a hard shell container specifically designed for shipping. If otherwise packaged, the item(s) will only be accepted with a limited release tag (to be signed at check-in), releasing Bearskin Airlines of liability.

Excess Baggage Fees

When traveling on Bearskin Airlines the size and weight of bags you may check is limited by the free baggage allowance. If you exceed this free allowance, you will be charged an excess baggage fee. Excess baggage acceptance is subject to space availability. 

Interline Baggage Rules for Travel within Canada/US on Partner Airlines

Bearskin partners (interlines) with Air Canada to offer the convenience of a single reservation.    

If your ticket is not an interline ticket:  Bearskin Airlines normal baggage allowance will apply.

If your ticket includes flights operated by our partner airlines:  

  • If the first flight segment on your ticket is operated by Air Canada (AC)* the Air Canada checked baggage guidelines, allowances and fees will apply for that flight and all other flights in your itinerary. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the AC baggage policies, allowances and fees*(Air Canada Rouge, as well as Air Canada Express flights operated by Jazz, Sky Regional, Air Georgian and Exploits Valley Air)
  • If the first flight on your ticket is operated by Bearskin Airlines, the Bearskin Airlines checked baggage guidelines, allowances and fees will apply for that flight and all other flights on your ticket.

Limits of Liability

Liability for loss, delay or damage to baggage for travel on Bearskin Airlines is limited to $750 CAD per passenger unless a higher value is declared in advance and additional charges are paid. Please note that Bearskin Airlines assumes no liability for items including but not limited to:

  • fragile or perishable articles (including liquids and food)
  • money, jewelry, precious stones, silverware, artistic items, chinaware/ceramics/pottery, glass
  • negotiable papers, securities or other valuables, business documents, samples
  • personal computers, photographic equipment, video equipment, cellular telephones and other electronic and/or mechanical items
  • prescription drugs, musical instruments and equipment
  • paper (includes photographs/negatives/prints, historical documents, maps)

Improperly packaged sporting goods including fishing rods & golf clubs and other items of extraordinary value, whether with or without the knowledge of the carrier; other than such loss or damage resulting from an aircraft accident.

Despite care in the handling of your baggage, we trust you will understand that we are not responsible for the following: nicks, scratches, missing pull-straps, zipper damage, scuff marks or dents, damage to wheels or feet, soiling, manufacturing defects, and damage resulting from over-packing or spillage of packed items.

Some articles are not permitted in your carry-on OR checked baggage. For a list of these items and other traveller packing tips, please visit the CATSA website (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority).