Notice to Canadian Customers. As an Ontario retailer advertising (via the internet) and selling to other provinces in Canada, and shipping products to those provinces, we are required to collect and remit GST/HST/PST, in those provinces where it is applicable. This is reflected in our checkout system when you place your order. For more information click Here.

For Canadian shipped orders - As you know Canada is a large country, and unlike in the US, we can't obtain standardized shipping prices to cover whole provinces or regions. Before placing an order for your POD  please Contact Us , so that we can obtain a personalized shipping quote for your location.

For those in the central and western Canada Average shipping costs to Manitoba are approx. $800. For Alberta approx $800-$1000. For B.C., anywhere from $900 and up. In Alberta talk to All-Star Telescope They stock PODs and offer lower shipping prices if you purchase from their stock.

For Quebec and the Maritimes For Quebec, prices range from $600-$700+. For the Maritimes costs range for $700 and up.

For Southern Ontario In an area bounded by Owen Sound, Kitchener, Hamilton, Metro Toronto and Barrie, it's $200.00. This local price does not include the fuel surcharge, which is currently 15%, plus HST.

Pick Up is always available for free at our Shallow Lake, ON (near Owen Sound) factory.

If you think the shipping rates are high, you can thank the lack of competition, cost of fuel, and the western boom for inflated rates in the west especially. Also keep in mind that even though you can transport your POD in the back of a pick up truck, we can't ship it to you that way. We have to box it. A boxed POD takes up about 10' X 6' X 5'. That's a lot of room in a transport truck and we're charged accordingly.

Despite these shipping costs, compared to observatories made from materials like fiberglass or aluminum, our shipping prices are low. POD owners agree that the extra cost for shipping is quickly forgotten after the first few nights of fun in their PODs. You don't have to take our word for it. We invite you to join our POD Yahoo discussion group and ask them yourself.

We charge you exactly what we are charged for shipping. We welcome you to come and pick up your POD at the factory for no shipping or handling charge. If you can find a better delivery price, you can arrange for your POD to be picked up by your carrier. Cost for paperwork at the factory, and for interfacing with your carrier is $25.



POD is checked, then packed in large double corrugated boxes at the factory
POD ships in Four boxes Shrink wrapped and bundled 
on custom pallets
Dome and Wall  boxes weigh < 100 lbs. each Boxes have built in handles and "This Way Up" markings as well as easy to read color codes
POD Bay boxes weigh > 100 lbs each Someone must be at the receiving end to receive and assist with boxes
Notification of order and shipment progress  
Pick Up! Come by mule team, wagon train, dog sled, convoy, pickup truck, RV, trailer, or plane to our factory in Shallow Lake, Ontario, and pick up your order for $0 shipping or handling.

You Ship! If you can find a better shipping rate for your POD delivery you're welcome to arrange pick up by your carrier at the POD factory.

We Ship Please see facts higher up the page.

Bulk Shipping to One Location For Three or More PODs, or Retailer bulk orders Click Here for a Quote


Estimated Canadian Shipping Rates
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Montreal TBD
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