FAQ’s

What is Duty Free?

“Duty Free” refers to items that can be purchased when crossing national borders. These items are free of taxes and duties and thus generally much cheaper than at regular stores. Duty free items are for export only and must be taken out of the country.

Do I have to cross the border to shop at West Coast Duty Free?

Yes, anyone shopping at West Coast Duty Free must cross the border into the United States. Please check out the allowances section for the amount you may purchase Duty & Tax Free.

Can Canadians shop at West Coast Duty Free?

Yes, anything bought in our store can be taken with you and used on your trip to the United States. Those items can also be brought back with you as part of your duty free exemption.

What do Bellis Fair shoppers and duty free shoppers have in common?

They are both looking for great deals and know where to find them. Purchases to bring home can be bought at West Coast Duty Free and will be treated exactly the same as purchases made in a U.S. department store, however our prices do not have duty & taxes added.

Can I shop at West Coast Duty Free if I’m a Nexus cardholder?

Yes, Nexus cardholders are permitted to shop duty free as long as they adhere strictly to duty free exemptions. We welcome all Nexus cardholders to use our direct Nexus lane and priority parking and exit.

Can I take more than one bottle into the U.S.?

Although your duty free allowance is 1 litre per adult, additional liquor can be taken at great savings, as duties & taxes are very minimal.

Do you have a good selection of perfume and Cosmetics?

West Coast Duty Free carries a great selection of designer fragrances. We also feature cosmetics and skincare from Lancome, Shiseido, Clarins, Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, & Clinique.