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Old 07-10-2019, 12:54 AM   #1
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Canadian Border Crossing

We will be going to Niagara Falls in Canada this fall, travelling from NY. My wife and I have an enhanced license. What do we need for our 2 year old daughter? Is a birth certificate all that's needed? We will have our 5th wheel camper in tow. Is there a no no list for items that cant be brought? Do they search campers? I just dont want to be held up at the border and be told to turn around.
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A birth certificate might work to get into Canada , but you will need a passport to get back into the US. No firearms, tasers, brass knuckles, are allowed . Prescription medications and drugs are normally not a problem as long as they are in the original container . Sometimes fresh meats , fruits and vegetables may not be allowed. You should be able to find that out on the website.
The border officials can and will thoroughly search any vehicle if they feel you may be trying to hide something or are not satisfied with any of your answers. Just be truthful and answer their questions. The same holds true for returning to the US.
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If crossing into Canada near Niagara Falls, I would suggest the Lewiston Bridge as the best location versus Fort Erie or the Rainbow Bridge.
It is a newer facility and I find the process smoother there.
You will need a passport for the child and there has been some talk about the parent "not" signing a passport for a young child. You should ask an official and confirm that point.
We cross regularly and the only recommendation on food is: no citrus fruits, no lamb products including in any pet foods, no eggs.
We have had zero issue with bringing in beef, pork, poultry or fish.
We are regularly boarded by a guard who is simply looking to see if we are hiding anyone in the RV.
You will need vet papers for your pet.
There have been many posts about brining firearms into Canada.
Leave them at home.
Welcome to Canada and hope you enjoy your visit.
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