Canada Post Shipping Deadlines Explained: Place Your Order in Time for Christmas Deliveries

Canada Post Shipping Deadlines Explained: Place Your Order in Time for Christmas Deliveries

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread cheer than with a freshly roasted bag of Smoking Gun Coffee under the tree?

To ensure your aromatic brew arrives just in time for Christmas morning, it's crucial to be aware of the shipping deadlines set by Canada Post. So, grab your favourite mug and let's dive into the details.

According to Canada Post, to guarantee that your coffee beans make it to your doorstep in time for the festivities, you should place your order by December 20th for local packages within Southern BC and between December 12th and 19th for the rest of Canada, depending on the distance from the Fraser Valley, BC. This date range allows for ample processing and shipping time, ensuring your package arrives well before the holiday hustle and bustle.

At Smoking Gun Coffee, we take pride in delivering a truly fresh and exceptional coffee experience. Therefore, we kindly ask you to add 1-2 business days for our team to roast and pack your order. We want to make sure your beans are at the peak of perfection when they reach your coffee grinder.

Why the Extra Days?

Roasting coffee is an art, and at Smoking Gun, we believe in giving each batch the attention it deserves. Our expert team needs that extra time to meticulously roast, cool, and package your beans, ensuring they maintain their unparalleled flavour profile from our roastery to your cup.

By allowing for these extra days, you're not only treating yourself to the freshest coffee possible but also ensuring that your holiday celebrations are filled with the rich aroma and delightful taste of Smoking Gun Coffee.

Navigating Canada Post Shipping Deadlines

Understanding Canada Post's shipping deadlines is key to a stress-free holiday season. Canada Post typically provides a deadline for regular parcel post services to ensure timely delivery. For 2023, the recommended cut-off date from Canada Post is December 20th for local packages within Southern BC and between December 12th and 19th for the rest of Canada, depending on the distance from the Fraser Valley, BC.

How to Make Sure You’re on Top of Your Gift-Giving This Christmas

Plan Ahead: Don't let the holiday rush catch you off guard. Place your order well before the suggested deadlines to avoid any unforeseen delays. This isn’t always possible, we get it! And, even if you miss the deadline, a gift that arrives after December 25th is still a thoughtful gesture that will be appreciated. Let’s let go of some of the stress of gift-giving, yeah?

Expedited Shipping: At Smoking Gun Coffee, we want to make your experience as seamless as possible. Rest assured, we ship all packages as expedited parcels by default, ensuring a faster and more reliable delivery. They include tracking as well. 

Consider Gifting Options: Share the joy of Smoking Gun Coffee with your loved ones by exploring our Gift Ideas Collection and bundle options. We'll handle the roasting and shipping while you bask in the gratitude of a thoughtful and aromatic gift.


At Smoking Gun Coffee, we understand the importance of savouring the little moments, especially during the holiday season. By being mindful of Canada Post's shipping deadlines and adding a few extra days for our team to work their roasting magic, you're not just getting coffee; you're getting a celebration in a cup.

Order by December 20th for local packages within Southern BC and between December 12th and 19th for the rest of Canada and add 1-2 business days to be on the safe side to ensure your Smoking Gun Coffee arrives on time. Let the festive aromas and rich flavours of our artisanal coffee make your holiday season truly special. Cheers to a caffeinated and joy-filled Christmas!

You can see all of Canada Post's shipping deadlines here.

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