In this video, I will be discussing the storage and transportation of firearms. For each class of firearm, the transportation requirements differ, as well as the requirements for storing them.
For non-restricted firearms, they must be transported unloaded, and that's about it, however, it's in your best interest to transport them in a container as an observable firearm in a major urban area may lead to a Police call. For restricted firearms, they must be transported unloaded as well, but they must also be triggered locked and secured in an opaque container that's difficult to break into. Prohibited firearms are the same as restricted.
There are no additional transport permits required for non-restricted firearms, however, for restricted firearms and prohibited handguns you require an Authorization to Transport (ATT), for prohibited firearms you're required to have an Special Authority to Possess (SAP) to move them from one location to another. In the case of an ATT or SAP, transporting a firearm, they must be transported in a reasonably direct route as possible. Additionally, you need to also have a copy of the registration certificate for your restricted and/or prohibited firearm.
For storing your firearms, they must be stored unloaded and they must be put in a secure container, that is difficult to break into, in the case of non-restricted firearms, they can be stored in the open as long as their rendered in-operable by means of a secure locking device or by removing the bolt / bolt carrier. The danger of Canada's gun laws, secure containers or secure locking devices or secure rooms, are not clearly defined.