12/16/2014 08:04 EST | Updated 02/15/2015 05:59 EST

Airport security: YVR shows off items surrendered in one week

Security officials at Vancouver's YVR airport are expecting this December to be its busiest on record and are urging travellers to follow security procedures.

On Tuesday, they displayed items surrendered by travellers over the past week, in a bid to show what is — and isn't — acceptable onboard.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, which is responsible for screening baggage for banned items, says on their website that officers do not have the authority to confiscate banned items.

Travellers instead have the option of taking them to their car, leaving them with friends outside the screening area, storing or mailing them at airports or surrendering them for disposal.