Not a board, but I've bought a jacket, pants and boots from sierra last year. Jacket and pants shipped through UPS and I paid the brokering fee, duty and GST on delivery. Boots shipped through Fedex and I choose priority since fedex doesn't charge brokering fees to Canada with priority shipping. Paid duty and GST upon delivery. Duty I believe is around 5-7%, GST is 5% and you probably pay HST instead. As for the $17.. they usually charge by weight for ground shipping, so I can see $17 would be reasonable.