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Border Tip of the day: You are not entitiled to bring any alcohol back to Canada duty free for any trip less than 48hrs. However on day trips more often than not officers will allow 1 750ml bottle of wine or a 12 pack of beer without paying duty. Be aware though that it is the officer's descretion if they send you in to pay, so be prepared to be sent in any time you bring alcohol into Canada and your are not duty free excempt.