Baggage Policy

New changes to the baggage allowance effective August 1, 2023. View the upgraded policy if you are preparing to travel after August 1. Until August 1, the following policy applies.

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)

Checked Baggage

Free baggage allowance is 60 lbs (27 kg) per passenger (includes checked, carry-on and carry-out combined).  A maximum of 4 pieces are permitted as checked baggage.  Baggage in excess (in weight and/or number) will be charged the applicable excess baggage fees.

Maximum Pieces Carry-On or Carry-Out Baggage Maximum Pieces Checked Baggage Maximum Combined Baggage Allowance Maximum Dimensions per Checked Bag
2 4 60 lbs 90 linear inches (228cm)
Excess Baggage Fees
  • A fee of $2 per piece over the maximum 4 pieces permitted


Rate per lb

Brochet $5.87
Cross Lake $2.11
Deer Lake $1.69
Garden Hill $2.10
God's Lake Narrows $2.30
God's River $2.32
Lac Brochet $5.87
North Spirit Lake $1.73
Norway House $1.86
Oxford House $2.32
Pikangikum $1.71
Red Sucker Lake  $2.26
Sachigo Lake $2.17
Sandy Lake $1.88
Shamattawa $3.02
South Indian Lake $5.06
St. Theresa $2.10
Tadoule Lake $5.87
Thompson $3.27
Weagamow Lake $2.19
York Landing $5.06


Rate per lb

Brochet $1.84
God's Lake Narrows $1.38
God's River $1.38
Lac Brochet $1.96
Oxford House $1.05
Shamattawa $1.84
South Indian Lake $1.10
Tadoule Lake $1.84
York Landing $1.05


Rate per lb

Deer Lake $2.84
North Spirit Lake $2.73
Pikangikum $2.74
Sachigo Lake $3.46
Sandy Lake $2.88
Weagamow Lake $2.88
Sioux Lookout $1.35


Rate per lb

Deer Lake $2.05
North Spirit Lake $1.95
Pikangikum $1.62
Sachigo Lake $2.00
Sandy Lake $1.64
Thunder Bay $1.35
Weagamow Lake $2.00

Between Northern Communities

Rate per lb

Inter-community $1.75

Bearskin Branded Routes

Rate per lb

from/to all other Bearskin origin/destinations $3.00

Excess baggage items will be accommodated on a space-available basis and may not travel on the same flight as the passenger.  For information on seat blocking to guarantee space for priority excess baggage, please contact our Reservations department.

Checked baggage must be able to fit through an opening measuring 32”x25” inches to be accepted. Items that cannot fit are considered oversized items and will be shipped as cargo and subject to bulk rate charges.

Carry-on Baggage

A maximum of 2 pieces are permitted and form part of the free baggage allowance weight.  Carry-on must not exceed 40cm x 33cm x 20cm (16”x13”x8”) in dimension with a maximum combined weight of 13 lbs (6 kg). Carry-on baggage must be able to fit in the sizer that is located at the check-in counter.  Eligible pieces include soft sided briefcases & laptop computers. Flight crew may request that you remove laptop computers from their 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 the 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.

All baggage must be checked-in at once. No additional baggage will be accepted after passenger boarding passes have been issued.

All baggage must be properly packaged and taped, with identification attached to each item before check-in. For your protection, pack these items, along with medication, in your carry-on baggage or on your person.

Some articles are not permitted in your carry-on OR checked baggage. For a list of these items please refer to our Allowed, Prohibited and Illegal Items documentation.

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.

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. This includes select Ontario Perimeter routes connecting to Bearskin in Sioux Lookout and subsequently to Air Canada in Winnipeg or Thunder Bay.

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.

Baggage Claims

Perimeter Aviation is not liable for loss, damage, or delayed delivery of such items as valuable, fragile or perishable articles, medication, money, jewelry, and negotiable papers, nor for damage that resulted from improper packing, baggage or package defects, nor damage attributable to normal wear and tear such as zippers, scuffs, scratches, nicks, dents, missing straps, feet, clips and wheels.

Baggage is considered items tendered by a passenger to Perimeter at the time of check-in. It could be regular baggage as part of the free baggage allowance or excess baggage, they are both equally considered as baggage.  Missing or damage claims must be received within 7 calendar days of travel to be eligible for compensation.

For missing baggage please complete a Delayed Baggage Report.

For damaged baggage please complete a Claim Report.

Baggage carried on behalf of another passenger is not subject for compensation; please be sure to check-in your own baggage.