You’re busy closing everything before your Christmas travels, and forget you are eventually going to have to return to Canada.
Go through the checklist and ensure everything is in order BEFORE you travel.
have a valid passport
have a valid ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) or a valid Visa
if your spouse is travelling with you, and is not Canadian or a Permanent Resident, carry a copy of your marriage certificate. Just in case.
if you are on implied status, meaning you are waiting for your status to be renewed, do not travel outside Canada. Wait until you get your new permit first.
don’t carry cannabis. I know, it’s legal in Canada, just don’t travel with it.
Now, travel hassle free.