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Do you need a Passport for flying within Canada?

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Do you need a Passport for flying within Canada?

Planning on flying Toronto to Calgary and back. What min documents are required? Thanks.
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i did some searching on that awhile back, i believe you don't need passport to fly within Canada but a issued government id such as driver license
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Absolutely not. Government photo ID that shows your DOB is what you need. Don't arrive with your Student ID either. ;) Health card if you don't have your drivers license.
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Government issue ID is fine. Health Card with picture works. So much more convenient than a passport.
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No, but...

I would take my passport for any flight that enters in to US airspace...and there are a number of domestic flights from Southern Ontario that do fly over US airspace. In the event that you have to land for whatever reason, it will make life much easier, especially after the US changed their rules a year or so ago...
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No you dont, but if you have one, might aswell bring it with you... You never know.. Whats that movie with the guy stuck at the airport for years on end.. :confused:
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My aunt visited recently from out west. She brought her passport and I asked her why if she had her driver's licence on her. She shrugged.

Fast forward near the end of the trip and her purse gets stolen, which had the driver's licence.

No way she would have been able to board the flight home the next evening without her passport.

The moral of the story is that it may be better to have it with you and safely stored away just in case. Don't know how acceptable a photocopy of a passport or a driver's licence is.
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I've travelled many domestic flights with only two pieces of government ID. I believe I used my health card (no picture) and birth certificate. I had no problems at all.
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+1 thanks to your posts :)
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