Parcel delivery to Canada

Country Spotlight: How to send to Canada with Interparcel

11th October 2022, 1:01pm in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

Situated in North America, Canada is the world's second-largest country by area, spanning over 9.98 million square kilometres (Roughly 40 times bigger than the UK). Canada is also a popular tourist destination, resulting in high shipping volumes and overseas trading.

If you need to send a package to Canada, book a low-cost courier service with Interparcel. We offer some of the most affordable and reliable delivery services at discounted rates. This includes postage to any destination in Canada, whether your consignment is heading to major cities like Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver or beyond!

Why send a parcel to Canada?

eCommerce trade with Canada

Canada operates as one of the top ten economies in the world, negotiating key trade deals with the USA, the EU, and the UK. Therefore, there are massive increases in shipping demands to Canada throughout the year.

Book your parcel delivery to Canada with Interparcel and access cheap courier rates, online tracking and a real-life customer service team.

You could book a Spring Global Standard Drop Off from £13.10 for delivery in 8-15 working days.

Popular international courier services to Canada

Delivery to Canada starts from £13.10. Service blocks above display the cheapest price available for the service, not specifically for shipments to Canada.

What to know when sending to Canada

Prohibited and Restricted Items

There are rules about what couriers will carry and each country and courier services have their own restrictions. For instance, you cannot send perishable goods, bee-keeping apparatus and prison-made goods to Canada. You must check postal prohibitions and regulations before you book a parcel delivery with us.

You can check our Prohibited and Restricted list on the website or speak to a member of our parcel experts.

Complete a customs invoice

All international deliveries from the UK require a customs invoice, so sending a parcel to Canada is no exception. The customs form is used by Customs to calculate any local tax/duties due.

During the booking process, we will guide you through the customs declaration to help minimise the risk of delays or charges. You can print off the paperwork at home and attach it to your parcel, ready for sending. Learn how to print your 6x4 shipping labels and A4 documents directly to your printer using The Interparcel Print Manager™


When packaging items to send abroad to Canada, you must understand that the parcel will be handled multiple times across different vehicles and aircraft, stacked on top of other boxes, and exposed to various weather conditions. Therefore, you must spend some time packaging your item sufficiently for transit. We advise you:

  • Select a strong cardboard box big enough to attach relevant shipping labels and documentation
  • Individually wrap each item in protective material to minimise movement
  • Pad the inside of the box with cushioning materials
  • Secure the parcel with strong packing tape

If you have a niche item to send, such as a fishing rod or guitar, check if your item is prohibited from shipping to Canada. Adding extra protection to your parcel is also vital to minimise movement in transit.

Why use Interparcel to ship to Canada

Parcel delivery to Canada

We work with globally-recognised international carriers to offer a range of affordable Economy and Express delivery services to Canada. All courier services are trackable on our website, so you can keep an eye on your parcel as it progresses through its delivery.

If you're looking for a fast delivery service to Canada, we recommend an Express service such as DPD Air Express, FedEx International Priority or UPS Express. Delivery can be as quick as 1-2 working days after collection.

Delivery to Canada starts from £13.10. Service blocks above display the cheapest price available for the service, not specifically for shipments to Canada.

To view delivery price comparisons to Canada, enter the parcel dimensions and weight into our Quote Tool. You can filter your results by price, speed, carrier and if you wish to view only collection or drop-off services.

Are you a business looking to send a consignment to Canada?

As an eCommerce seller, growing your international customer base is essential and Canada is a great market to engage with. Our Shipping Manager and its many integration functions allow you to grow your brand and easily send parcels. Individual shippers and businesses that use our Shipping Manager also benefit from:

Get a quote for your parcel today

At Interparcel, we offer a variety of discounted UK and worldwide courier services. Benefit from Express services for the fastest shipping to Canada or Economy services perfect for slightly less urgent deliveries. Enter your parcel details in our quote comparison tool to receive an instant online quote.

If you're interested in sending a parcel to Canada but need to ask a question first, speak to our parcel delivery experts between 8 am - 8 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am - 1 pm on weekends via telephone, live chat and email.

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