Originally Posted by S Bradley
I don't know why you want to take a shot gun. If it is protection from people or protection from wild life either way it is not really necessary.
Canada is not the U.S. but they are some of the best people I know, they speak English they are friendly (except French Quebec) they are alittle different. I live in Alaska and travel in Canada, I have never felt threatened in either place. All large cities have their bad element so take normal precautions.
When hiking in the wilds try to maintain plenty of site distance, if you do take your gun use it as a noise maker don't shoot anything the consequences could be devastating. Fish and feathers take a dim view of shooting anything out of season, you will have a lot of questions to answer.
This is one of the safest trips you are going to take, we welcome you to our home.
Would suggest a day trip to Telegraph Creek...west of Dease Lake. Some single track road. The Stikine River Valley is breathtaking. It was quite popular for new Canadians during the 60's.
Take a trip to Atlin BC...depending on your direction on the Alaska Highway turn left or right at Jakes corner and drive till your unable to drive any further. Spectacular...if your heading to Whitehorse. From Jakes Corner head to Tagish and on to Carcross then to Whitehorse.
Stop in and get "Hyderized" in Hyder Alaska...
Yup agree 100% with the shot gun comments... Welcome to Canada, welcome to British Columbia, welcome to the Yukon, welcome to Alaska.
Canadian also don't carry pennies...we got rid of them a few years ago. Pretty progressive eh!!